Husky Metal Roofs
The Cost of a Metal Roof
How much does a metal roof cost?
At Husky Metal Roofs one of the most common questions we get asked first is, “How much does a metal roof cost?” Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing what a metal roof will cost without conducting an on site estimate. There are many other factors that can impact the service cost such as:
As you can see, there is no way to predict how much your new roof will cost without evaluating the structure in person. However, we believe in fair and honest pricing so we have created a list of details to look out for when requesting quotes from metal roofing contractors.
The importance of an at-home estimate
With today’s satellite technology, it is true that an estimate for roofing services could be performed virtually. However, there are many things about a home that need to be considered when giving a fair price. Unless an estimator visits your home, he will never be able to assess the true cost of working with the unique features of the structure such as sky lights, dormers, bay windows, etc. At-home estimates also allow the estimator to review any structural damages or issues that may need attention before installing your new roofing system.
Be wary of pressure sales tactics
If a salesman is offering discounts for immediate signing, you should definitely look into hiring another company. If they are willing to shave off thousands of dollars without shaving off any work hours or materials, how is that money truly being saved? These kinds of “discounts” are key indicators that a company may be trying to take advantage of you. Be sure to ask about the policies associated with any discounts and how they impact the total cost before, during, and after installation.
Be wary of negotiation tactics
If a company is willing to negotiate a price but will not negotiate work, you should be very concerned. If a company doesn’t budge on their price, they are most likely being honest about their assessment. An accurate estimate should account for all materials and every hour of labor required to get the job done. At Husky Metal Roofs, we conduct both a satellite estimate and an on-site evaluation to help our team of professionals provide you with the most honest and accurate pricing possible.
Requiring Current Roof Tear Offs
If you are told that your current roofing system needs to be torn off, it very well may be true. However, if a company requires you to tear your current roof off before installation, you should be careful. It is possible to install the new roof over a layer of shingles, but an assessment is required to be sure. We utilize satellite technology to provide a ballpark quote for your new roof before conducting on-site evaluations to determine a more specified cost. If your current roof won’t cause any problems, or a company requires it for warranty, a tear off is just an added cost to you and an increased profit for your contractor.