If you call a roof repair service, you will more than likely be unable to deal with a roofing problem on your own. It could be damage from a branch that has fallen, or you may have a leak that has developed over time. There are many reasons that you may need to call one of these professionals. There are also many reasons why the cost may vary considerably per job, and even between different roofing professionals. Let’s look at five reasons why a roof repair service will charge different prices for the services that they offer.
- More Damage Than Expected
The first reason that roofing costs can be much higher than quoted is that the damage to the roof could be considerably more than anticipated. For instance, you may have thought that it was merely a problem with shingles that have blown off, but there was actual damage to the plywood beneath. They would have to replace the plywood, something that could add more money to the total cost of the project including the cost of materials and labor.
- The Quoted Price Was Incorrect
There are always mistakes that can happen when you are getting a quote from one of these companies. For example, they may quote you a price that is much lower than they can do the job for. It may have been a new person on the phone, or they may have misheard you when compiling your initial quote. There are always reasons, and they will likely provide a reasonable explanation for the much higher price.
- Takes Longer Than Expected
If you are working with a company that is going to provide you with an exact quote on the total cost of a job, regardless of how long it takes, you won’t have to worry about the price going up. However, if they charge per hour, they will probably give you a rough estimate as to how much it is going to cost. Therefore, if it does take an hour longer, it’s going to cost you more money, and that may not be the fault of the professionals.
- Materials Needed Are More Expensive Than Quoted
The materials that you need for this particular project may be much higher than initially quoted. They may not have known what type of materials were required when they quoted you a price over the phone. Therefore, there is always the possibility that the materials are going to cost more once they finally purchase them. This is a reasonable reason for a higher price for one of these roofing repair services.
- Additional Repairs Need To Be Done
Finally, there might be additional repairs that need to be performed. This is unlike the first reason where there is more damage than they initially thought. This is work that will help improve the condition of your roof, preventing the same type of problem from happening in different areas. They can save you a lot of money by improving your roof in specific areas.
These are the five reasons that most people will get a much higher cost for the roofing project after getting a quotation. There is typically a reasonable explanation for why these costs are so much higher.
If you have any questions, you can always ask them to itemize, and they will provide you with a detailed account of what they must do and how much the new price is going to be.
High Performance Restoration LLC
6500 Preston Rd #201
Frisco, TX 75034