Free Roofing Estimates from Licensed Utah Roofing Contractors
Before hiring a roofing company to repair or replace your roof, you should receive a quote. A quote tells you how much to budget and which contractor offers the best value. However, getting an estimate shouldn’t cost you much. American Roofing gives Utah homeowners and businesses free roofing estimates.
But it’s also important to know what goes into estimating roofing project costs to be more informed when comparing and contrasting quotes. Here are several factors we consider when making free roofing estimates.
What to Expect During a Roof Estimate
When we conduct complete free roofing estimates, the team will do a site visit to check the roof’s features and measurements in person.
1. Structure Check: This involves checking the existing roof for structural damages and studying the roof’s design. 2. Material Check: We’ll also inspect the existing roof material for other issues we might have missed in virtual estimates. 3. Work Check: We can start accurately computing the project’s labor and equipment costs. 4. Final Report: The team will submit a finalized quote for your roofing project.
These are the key aspects considered when estimating the cost of a roof repair or replacement project:
When providing free roofing estimates, roof size is one of the most important factors. The larger the roof, the more it costs to repair or replace due to increased time, labor, and materials required to complete the job.
The pitch or steepness of your roof will be one of the calculations we make. Roofs with steeper pitches are typically more expensive than those with gentler slopes. The higher cost is due to the extra work required to make the site safer from accidents such as roofers slipping and falling from the steep roof.
The accessibility of your roof is another cost consideration. You must ask questions like: How difficult would transporting and carrying goods to the job location and getting the team onto the roof be? The more time, effort, and equipment needed to access the site, the higher the roofing costs.
Besides computing the materials needed, we also factor in the type of materials used in the project. For instance, a slate roof would cost more than an asphalt shingle roof.
Additional Roof Details
We also consider roof features such as chimneys and skylights while estimating the project cost, as they complicate how we can access the roof and install new materials.
What Our Clients Are Saying
I have been using American Roofing for several years now. I’ve used them for repairs and now they have replaced two flat roofs in the condo complex that I manage.
Their crew just finished replacing a flat roof in our complex. It’s a big job and we spent a lot of time getting bids and working with contractors to get what we wanted. American worked with us from start to finish of the bidding process and we ultimately selected them. This is now the second of our flat roofs that they have replaced and they have done a great job both times. Couldn’t ask for much more.
As a REALTOR here in Salt Lake and the Secretary of the HOA for a local condo complex I can give my professional recommendation for American Roofing. I have used them with several of my clients with their single family residences as well as much larger projects with the 50 building complex that I am in charge of maintaining. They have been great to work with! The jobs are always done to satisfaction and if there ever is an issue they are quick to respond. I am careful about the companies I will work with and recommend to my clients because it is also my reputation on the line. I have no fear in giving them the contact info for American Roofing.
Great crew, hard workers for sure! They began the job when they said they would and they finished on time. We have a flat ‘membrane’ roof and it’s commercial quality. My husband is a bear for the details and every day he would climb on the roof to see what had been done. Impressive, to say the least. We are very satisfied.
We calculate shingles by roofing square, which is a 10’x10’ roof area that adds up to 100 square feet. We calculate shingles by roofing square, which is a 10’x10’ roof area that adds up to 100 square feet. The quotient represents the number of squares required for the project. We’ll consider the pitch and plan for the possibility of wasted shingles.
The roofing material affects how long a roof will last. You can expect asphalt shingles to last between 15-30 years; wood shingles have a 25- to 30-year lifespan. Metal can last around 50 years, while slate roofs can reach over 100.
A roof’s replacement schedule typically depends on its life expectancy as well. However, you should also account for where you live, as climate plays a significant role in your roof’s lifespan. Here in Utah, we can experience extreme weather conditions, which can take their toll on the roof and shorten its life.
We Can Start Estimating Offsite
American Roofing starts by providing Utah clients with free roofing estimates online. However, we require an onsite inspection for a finalized quote to make more accurate calculations. With our extended experience, we can offer a close basic estimate as to what costs may be. You can request free estimates or call our office at 801-312-9294 if you have other questions.