5 Questions Our Centennial Roofing Contractor Hears Each Day

Tuesday, 28 September 2021 02:19

Throughout the average workday, our roofing contractors will receive tons of questions from homeowners. These questions range from "When will my roof repairs be finished?" to "How much will it cost to replace my roof?" However, there are a handful of questions that our Centennial roofing contractor hears at each roofing project.

If you're a curious homeowner, then you've come to the right place. Today, we've rounded up and answered the top 5 FAQs that we receive every day.

The Top FAQs On Centennial Roofing Projects

If you can't find the answer to your question below, give us a call! Our roofing experts are always happy to chat about all things roofing. Or look through some of our other FAQ articles to find the answer you're looking for.

1) Can You Handle My Insurance Claim?

If your roof has storm damage, then your home insurance policy may cover the repair work. You'll just need to file a claim with your insurance company ASAP.

However, your roofing contractor cannot file your claim for you. In fact, Colorado roofing contractors cannot legally handle your claim, settle it, or adjust it (C3 Group Public Adjusters). If they do, your claim will likely be invalidated and rejected, thus forcing the financial burden fully onto your plate.

So if a contractor offers to handle your claim, it's best to find another local roofer.

That said, a roofing contractor can still provide educational insights on the insurance claims process for you. And they can be on-site for the adjuster's inspection to advocate on your behalf.

2) What Is Included In My Roofing Estimate?

After your roofer conducts a property inspection, they'll provide you with an estimate of their projected services. It's a good idea to gather multiple estimates from a handful of roofers so you can compare quotes and each roofer's findings.

Those roofing estimates will breakdown several pieces of important information, including:

  • A full description of the property damage and projected repairs
  • The projected start and end dates
  • The estimated costs for labor, materials, and necessary permits
  • Insurance policies and the contractor's license
  • Your warranty offer(s)
  • Information on payments
  • And any provisions (e.g., material upgrades, other add-on costs, etc.)

3) How Long Will It Take To Repair Or Replace My Roof?

Every single roofing project is different. That means the timeline for each roofing project will be different too. Multiple factors will influence your roofing timeline, like:

  • The total extent of your roofing damage
  • The roofing contractor's availability
  • The time needed to acquire the required permits
  • And more

In general, roof repair projects will be much quicker than roof replacements.

Roof repairs may be completed in roughly 1-4 days, depending on the extent of the damage. A roof replacement, on the other hand, is more comprehensive and may take several weeks to complete.

4) Is My Estimate Binding?

No. Roofing estimates are simply estimates. They are not binding documents because they don't include the final costs. The purpose of an estimate is to help you evaluate roofers based on their pricing, materials, and warranty information.

That said, an estimate can be binding if it specifically states that all the costs are final and guaranteed and that the contractor is bound to these fees (FreshBooks). However, most contractors will not make their estimates binding because material costs can increase and decrease quickly.

5) What Type of Roof Should I Get?

This is one of the tougher questions to answer because you need to take into account numerous factors. These may include considerations like:

  • Your property's aesthetic/curb appeal
  • Your budget
  • The weather patterns of Colorado
  • The projected lifespan of the roof
  • HOA rules
  • And more

Generally speaking, your roofing in Centennial should complement the style and features of your property. For instance, larger ranch-style properties likely benefit from a tile roof because it blends well with the size of the property. On the other hand, asphalt shingles are likely the most fitting option for a single-family townhome.

Request Your Quote From A Top Centennial Roofing Contractor

Does your roof look a little worse for the wear? Are you ready to upgrade your property with a new roofing system? Then give Ethos Roofing & Restoration a call today.

We are locally based in Centennial, CO, and we have provided residential roofing services to the entire Denver metro area for over 15 years. We will deliver exceptional craftsmanship on your roofing project and back up our work with industry-leading warranties.

Contact Ethos today to book your FREE property inspection with our Centennial roofing contractor.