Honestly, that depends on the roofer and how up front they are with you. A good roofer includes everything in their roof replacement estimate, meaning that the estimate they give you is the exact same price as the final bill they present at the end of the job (assume you didn’t make any changes to the scope of work). It’s a lot more than just shingles, nails and underlayment which is the common misconception.
Our Estimates are Different
We’ve been asked why our roof replacement estimates are more than some of our competitors. Simply put, we use quality products and install a complete roofing system. We don’t try to reused old flashing on a new roof and we don’t compromise your new roof with inferior products. Depending on the material you want for your new roof and the age of your home your roof replacement estimate from us will definitely include:
- Removal and disposal of your old roofing material
- New roofing material
- Starter strips and ridge cap shingles
- Flashing and sealant
It may also include:
- New vents
- Replacement roof decking
- Replacement fascia and soffits
- New exhaust pipes
- New valleys
Of course, every roof replacement estimate includes a small percentage of our licensing fee, insurance and other operating costs. We’ve been asked to defend why our estimate is higher than someone else’s and when the customer shares them with us, we can often see that there are many elements that the roofer is trying to reuse. Other times the homeowner will be charged for the removal and disposal of the old roof after the roofer gets the bill from the dump for disposal fees. We believe in being up front with our pricing so you don’t have any surprises.
Better Materials Mean a Better Roof
We also use better materials. That means your roofing system will last longer with fewer problems over its life. And because we use new materials rather than trying to reuse what’s already on your roof, you’re getting an entire new roof. We install our new roofs by the manufacturer’s recommendations.
If you want an honest and upfront roof replacement estimate, call Suncoast Roofing Solutions. We install the leading brand roofing with top notch accessories. Call (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form.