Calling your roof contractor is the first thing you should do after finding a leak. Afterwards, they’ll ask you whether you want a roofing estimate or a roof inspection. Pritchett Bros, a top home improvement company in the state, shares what to expect from the two options.
Minimal to Moderate Damage: Roof Estimates
If you’re sure about the source of the leak or there isn’t any further damage to the other parts of your roof, request a roofing estimate. A roofing estimate will outline the costs of the repairs as well as the projected timeline for their completion. Usually, contractors provide estimates free of charge.
Contractors usually include the following in the roofing estimates:
Measurement of the damaged area
The materials needed for repair work
Breakdown of costs, e.g., labor costs, equipment costs and permit costs
Make sure these are included in the roofing estimate handed to you. Documentation about the costs of the repair can help you keep track of your expenses.
Significant Damage and Maintenance Work: Roof Inspection
In the event of an extreme weather event, the damage to your roof’s exterior may be so extensive that you need to repair other parts of the roof like the gutters. In cases like these, it’s best to ask for a roof inspection. The contractor would usually start inspecting the interior first, then the exterior and, finally, the gutters. When in doubt about how badly damaged your roof is, ask for a roof inspection.
Roof inspections are also part of the maintenance of your roof. An inspector will periodically look for signs of damage and give you an estimate on the roof’s lifespan. Routine roof inspections are necessary if you want to fix small leaks before they turn into something worse.
To ensure all the leaks are fixed before they worsen, only hire qualified and experienced contractors like Pritchett Bros. We’ve been offering roofing and siding installation services for over 50 years. To get a free consultation, call (812) 275-3185, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Bloomington, IN.