Surveying and Bidding
The thought of replacing or repairing a roof is one of the dreaded aspects to home ownership. Because of the significant cost, time, and project scope, roof replacement is one of the largest home improvement projects many homeowners will endure. As with any large project, there are multiple stages in the process. The first stage of roof replacement is surveying and bidding. The below items will alert homeowners to the items a roofer will be looking at during the surveying and bidding stage of roof replacement.
- Roof Size: Getting accurate dimensions are important so a roofer knows the amount of materials needed to purchase and the length of time the project will take to complete.
- Materials Being Removed: The more layers to a roof the longer it will take to complete the project. Additionally, heavier materials add time to the project duration.
- Roof Slope: Steeper roofs are more time intensive for replacement and may have additional layers. This adds additional time for project completion.
- New Roofing Material: More expensive materials will drive up the cost of the roof replacement and may require additional time for installation.
- Other Components/Repairs: Oftentimes, there are other repairs that need done when replacing the roof, adding time to the time required to complete the roof replacement.
- Roof Access: The easier it is to access a roof the easier and less time-consuming the project will take.
- Time Required: Finally, a roofer will determine the length of time the project should take. On lengthier projects portable restrooms may even be necessary.
Home ownership is a dream many participate in or will so down the road. It is important to be aware of possible pitfalls when purchasing a home to avoid any large unseen expenses such as roof replacement. If you are in the unfortunate situation of needing a roof repair or replacement it is best to have some knowledge on the thought process of a roofer. The above items illustrate a roofer’s considerations in the first step of roof replacement, the surveying and bidding stage.
Who to Contact
If you need a roof replacement, new roof, roof repair or roof maintenance, the roofing specialists at Crown are here to help. Crown offers regular inspections and can help to repair current roofing systems, perform a roof replacement or install a new roofing system to keep your family or business safe. We have offices in Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, and Pompano Beach. Call us today for a free estimate.