GIVE YOUR CONTRACTOR A PICTURE OF YOUR ROOF BEFORE WORK BEGINS
If you have a good roof diagram, you can request a quote for a roof replacement and receive a rough estimate from a contractor who’s never been on your roof. A more accurate quote can be provided once they actually walk your roof. But if you can give them dimensions, substrates, elevation, and known issues, you’ll get a good idea of how much your roof replacement will cost without ever having a contractor on your roof.
Get Quotes Quickly
You can get quotes for your roof replacement project by explaining to a contractor on the phone what is wrong with your roof, what you’d like to achieve, and sending the roof diagram. The contractor can review the diagram, and make recommendations based on your desires and diagram. They will know if you have multiple buildings, the dimensions of each roof section, any height variations, what substrate each roof section is, what underlayment is present, and any other relevant details. This will allow them to get you a fairly accurate quote, meaning you can obtain 3-4 useful quotes from contractors who’ve never even seen your roof. This gives you the ability to get an idea of what you’ll spend on a roof replacement and decide if you want to pursue it further.
Get Better Recommendations
If you have a good roof diagram, you can also get recommendations from contractors as to what they think would be the best roof replacement material and method for your situation. Every roof is at least a little bit different, and some are very different. The same roof replacement that is right for one building may not be right for another. Sending your contractor a sketch and a question is a great way to get the best recommendation for your roof replacement.
Utilizing your accurate roof diagram will help you get more quotes and more accurate quotes for your roof replacement project. Let contractors know what you want and what you currently have, and they can give you good information. Keep an accurate roof diagram with all known roof issues and modifications; you’ll thank yourself when it’s time for your roof replacement.