Understanding Your Roof Replacement Estimate

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Posted on September 21, 2022

Understanding Your Roof Replacement Estimate



When you’re looking for a roof replacement estimate, it can be confusing and stressful. This guide will help you understand what to expect from a roofing company, how they determine the price of their services and what costs you should expect to pay.

Roofing contractors will have different ways of providing an estimate.

  • Ask about the contractor's experience. A roofing contractor who has been in business for several years will have more knowledge of roofs and their various products than a newer company.
  • Ask about the contractor's insurance. When you hire an experienced roofing company, you will be able to rest assured that your interests are protected by the company's insurance and liability policies whenever work is being performed on your property.
  • Ask about their licensing and certification status with your state or local government agency responsible for regulating contractors in your area. This ensures that they are compliant with local laws as well as standards set forth by reputable trade organizations, which provides warranties on all materials used in its installations. In Florida, roofing contractors have to have an active roofers license that starts with CCC

Estimate vs a Quote

A roof replacement estimate is different from a quote. An estimate includes a list of materials, labor costs and additional expenses. A quote is generally more thorough than an estimate because it includes more details about the job.

Estimates are often less accurate than quotes because they require fewer specifics in order to provide you with an idea of what your total project costs will be. In general, more detail results in more accurate pricing so quotes tend to command higher prices than estimates do.

In competitive roofing markets such as Orlando, may roofing companies will quote a foot-in-the-door pricing with a long list of fine print. Anything outside of the scope of work, will cost homeowners additional monies, this can add up to thousands of dollars at the end. If a price sounds too good to be true, that should raise a red flag.

Always ask, what is included in that estimate. When spending thousands of dollars on a new roof, you want to have a good idea what you are going to be spending on a new roof. If you do not know what the final price will be, why get an estimate. Look for a contractor that offers quotes and not estimates.

Roof is an investment

A new roof is one of the best investments you can make in your home.

A new roof is one of the best investments you can make in your home. A quality roof will last a long time, and it will save you money on energy bills. It also looks better than an old one if you want to sell your house someday.

In addition, a new roof offers peace of mind when it comes to safety: Orlando, Florida are is not strange to severe weather events such as hurricane and heavy rains. A newer roof is less likely to fail than an older roof. A failing roof can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your property.

A new roof can protect your home, improve its value and increase your safety.

A new roof can protect your home, improve its value and increase your safety.

A roof is an integral part of the overall structure of your home. It protects the interior of your house from moisture, debris and other elements that might damage it. Even small issues with your roof can cause leaks in areas like the attic or even inside of living spaces—and these leaks can lead to problems such as mold growth and structural damage. Roof leaks should be mitigated as soon as possible, especially in humid climates such as Orlando, FL.

Roofs can also help increase the value of a home by making it more attractive to potential buyers. A quality-build roof will last longer than cheaper materials (which may end up needing replacing several times in a single lifetime) so buyers see this as an indication of quality craftsmanship on behalf of the homeowner or developer who installed them in the first place.


A new roof can be a big investment and it’s important to understand exactly what you are getting into before making that decision. If the cost seems too high, consider cutting back on some of the options or upgrading things later down the road when finances allow. You should also consider having your contractor provide a detailed quote for all options so that you can compare them against each other and see which one would work best for your needs. If you are looking for a quote and not just an estimate, feel free to schedule a complimentary 16-point roof inspection by calling our office at 407-887-7663 or booking directly on our website at www.hoenstaberoofing.com/orlando-fl

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