If you are wondering about the work involved in restoring a tiled roof, you should know that the best way to know about it is by taking a look at the breakdown of the price quote that your roof contractor will give you. But if you haven’t gotten around to asking a roofer how much it would cost to restore your roof, don’t you worry because, in this article, we are going to walk you through the steps of the job.
It all starts with the contractor measuring the square meter of the roof to be restored. You are not expected to provide measurements. The contractor will have someone look at your roof, measure it, assess its condition and determine the work that needs to be done. Obviously, the more work required to restore your roof, the more it will cost you. Anyway, your roofer should provide you with a written quote detailing the job which you need to consent to before the roofers start the job.
Once you agree to the conditions of the job, the first step is taken, that is, cleaning the roof. Next, comes removing the old tiles and then replacing them with new ones. Between the total replacement of the old with the new, though, the roofing contractor will take steps to ensure that the roof will last a long time. This usually involves cleaning the gutters, and doing repairs to the structure below if there are any repairs needed.
In all this, it will cost you money. You might be required to pay at least $80 or more. The square meter price already includes removal of the old roofing material and their disposal, the installation of the new tiles, and the final cleanup of the job. There are roofing contractors that include new tiles in their price while others do not. In any case, it will not hurt if you ask what is included in the price that you are paying.
Where can you find roofing contractors? You can find them locally by doing a search on Google for “roof restoration contractors” plus the name of your local area. You could also go to websites like yelp.com and look for people there. Like anything else, you don’t just hire the first contractor you see online. You need to get a quote from at least three different roofers.
There are two factors that we are concerned about when it comes to hiring roofing contractors or any other professional to work on our home. One is liability insurance – does the contractor have it and what is covered in the policy. The second is the work guarantee – is the contractor not shy about offering a work satisfaction guarantee?
While liability insurance is required, work guarantee is that special sauce ingredient that can mean the difference between you getting your money’s worth or not. That said, before hiring anyone, make sure to ask if they offer anything in the way of work guarantee.