You likely noticed that you can buy shingles and other roofing materials at your local home improvement store. If you’re in the market for a new roof and looked at the price of the shingles, you may begin to wonder why your roof replacement estimate is what it is. We can assure you that it includes more than just the cost of the shingles and the labor. In fact, you may be surprised at all that we factor into your quote.
Supplies & Insurance
You already know that we need shingles. However, we also need underlayment, roofing nails, starter strips, and flashing at the bare minimum. We may need boots to go around exhaust vents and we may need new venting. If we do, that’s detailed on your roof replacement estimate. Sometimes we need to replace some of your home’s fascia. Other times, your soffits or part of your roof decking are bad. We also have to pay for disposal of the shingles which not every roofing company includes in the quote. Some will just do a roofing overlay which we never recommend. If you’re roofing contractor isn’t paying for both liability and workman’s compensation insurance, you shouldn’t be working with them.
Experience, Tools & Training
Assuming you’re hiring a qualified roofing company like a GAF Master Elite roofer to install your new roof, the roofing company has experience and has put countless hours and dollars into training the team. Highly trained and certified foreman and crews cost more than someone who just decided to start a roofing company. Because we stand behind our work, we want to make sure we’re always up to date with the manufacturers and industry best practices. That means we invest in ongoing training for our staff.
As for tools, we certainly don’t buy new ones for every job, but we know how long they’re going to last. So, we factor a portion of the tools, like nail guns, compressors, safety equipment and ladders in every job.
Trust Cooley Roofing
We’re fully insured with both workman’s compensation insurance and liability insurance. This protects everyone – you, our employees and our company. We are also A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau which provides you with the assurance that we will do what we say and stand behind it. We invested in our team to earn both the GAF Master Elite and CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster™ certifications. That means you are eligible for the best warranties offered in the industry.
Although you’ll likely find that our roof replacement estimate is not the cheapest one you get, it’s because we do the job right. We’re also fully insured and use the right tools and equipment in our roof replacements and repair. All of these are an investment that we believe makes us a better company which means you get a better roof replacement or other product from us. If you are looking for a free roof replacement estimate, call us today at (336) 766-6488 or fill out our contact form today. We also offer financing.