A Beginner’s Guide to Roofing Quotes

If you’re looking to get your roof repaired or replaced, the first step is always to get a quote for the work. Broadly speaking, a roofing quote outlines what work the roofers will do and how much it will cost. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at roofing quotes so you can make sure you’re getting the best quote for your roof.

Do I need a quote?

The first questions on some people’s minds is whether they actually need a quote. In short, the answer is yes. Above all else, your quote acts as a contract outlining what work should be done and for how much.

In a worst-case scenario where work isn’t completed or a disreputable roofer tries to get more money out of you, your quote can act as evidence in legal proceedings.

What it should include?

A good quote will outline the work that needs to be done, with optional images showing the state of your roof beforehand. This should be accompanied by a full outline of the costs, broken down into labour, materials and any added extras such as scaffolding or a skip.

In some cases, contractors will be able to provide multiple quotes for different jobs. If your roof is leaking because of missing tiles, for example, they may provide one quote to replace the tiles and another for a full re-roof, which would be a more permanent solution.

How many quotes do I need?

The rule of three is a well-known practice when it comes to quotes for home improvements. The idea being that three quotes will give you a good gauge of the going rate for work and highlight any quotes which are particularly high or low.

While this is a good rule of thumb, it’s worth noting that quotes can vary based on the work being done. A higher quote could mean a more extensive job which doesn’t require more repairs in future, so be sure to compare the details rather than just the price.

Who should I get them off?

It can be tempting to get a quote from a ‘man and van’, especially if you’re getting multiple quotes anyway. In many cases, these jacks of all trades will be able to get there quicker and even provide a cheaper quote. However, they will hardly ever do the job properly and you won’t be able to find them if things go wrong.

Whether you’re getting one quote, three quotes or even more, the best advice is to only get quotes from roofing companies that are accredited and well established. This will avoid ‘too good to be true’ quotes from disreputable roofers which simply distort the quoting process.

Trusted roofers in Leeds

If you’re looking for a roofing quote you can rely on, get in touch with the team at DPR Roofing. From TrustMark and FMB accreditation to over 30 years’ experience, our roofers are amongst the best in the business for Leeds and the surrounding areas.

We always inspect the damage to your roof thoroughly before recommending the best course of action to tackle the root cause. That’s complete with a free, no-obligation quote for long-lasting repairs.