Roof replacement estimate and roof replacement quotes are two different things. The estimate is a rough guess how much it might cost to replace your roof, while the quote is a the actual amount how much it will cost to replace your roof. The two terms are used interchangeably but they have very different meanings. If you are in the market to replace your roof in Florida, bellow is a breakdown that is important for the homeowner to understand.
An estimate is a price range your roofing contractor thinks the job will cost. The quote is the actual price you pay.
An estimate is more like a guess, while a quote comes from actual labor and materials costs that can be broken down into smaller components (such as: materials, labor, permits, etc.). Because estimates are based on experience and knowledge of the job, they're not always accurate because things can change during the project (for example, if you have to buy more material than expected or if you have more rotted wood decking). Roof replacement estimate comes with a lot of fine print, anything outside of the "guessed" scope of work will cost the homeowner in addition to what was estimated. Many roofing companies in Florida will, purposefully estimate a lower price in home to win the bid, then they will back bill the homeowners for all of the additional work performed. Who likes to be hit with another $3000.00 bill?
The price quoted is the actual price you pay, based on your roof size and number of layers and the entire scope of work.. The price quoted will most likely be higher than the estimate, but this is due to a number of factors including:
At Honest Abe Roofing Orlando, we only offer quotes, we do not offer estimates. Homeowners do not like when they budget a certain amount of money but get hit with an additional bill because the "professionals" did not perform a thorough inspection. The price that we give you, is the price that you will pay and not a penny more.
Before you get started, it's a good idea to understand the difference between an estimate and quote.
An estimate is a ballpark figure of the cost of the work. It's useful for getting an overview of what a roof replacement might cost. A roofing contractor will make certain assumptions about your home and its roofing needs based on their experience with similar properties in your area, but there are many factors that can affect this number: local labor costs, materials prices, condition of the roof and so on.
If you're planning a large project (such as replacing your entire roof), it may be easier for everyone involved if you request quotes instead of estimates—quotes are more accurate because they account for every single aspect of the job up front.
As you can see, there are some key differences between an estimate and a quote. An estimate is a ballpark figure that your contractor will give you for the cost of a job. In contrast, the quote is the exact price that you pay for your new roof. It’s important to know what kind of document you’re getting when asking for a price on a project like this—and whether or not it’ll be enough money in your pocket! Do not get caught off-guard with a roof replacement estimate, call Honest Abe Roofing Orlando for an actual roof replacement quote.