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Preparing for your roofing project starts with requesting estimates from different contractors. While the initial bids you receive will be ballpark estimates, they can still give you a good idea of how much time and money you’ll need to invest in the project. To ensure there are no misunderstandings, you’ll need to scrutinize every quote you get.

Key Items You Need to Check on Your Roofing Estimate

Spicer Bros. Construction, your reliable roofing company, shares the key items you need to check for.

Labor and Material Costs

The material costs should indicate the specifics, including the roof covering, flashing, underlayment and gutters. Meanwhile, the labor costs should include hours of work done on the project, the permits required for the project, as well as the cleanup and disposal of construction debris. To help you deal with contingencies efficiently, ask your contractor about any possible problem areas they might expect to uncover once construction begins. In addition to detailing the costs, your estimate should also include descriptions of the type of materials that will be used.

Payment Due Dates

Your estimate should state the payment terms, from initial down payment to the final installment. Most roofers usually require a 30% down payment. Be sure to ask them about their preferred payment methods and insist on holding onto at least 10% until your roofing project is finished the way you want it.


Lastly, your estimate should include the product and workmanship warranties of your contractor. This gives you an extra layer of protection on your investment. In case a problem arises after your project, your roofer should make the necessary repairs or replacements in line with the terms and conditions of the warranty.

As one of the leading roofing contractors in the area, Spicer Bros. Construction offers fair and accurate roofing estimates. We’ll make sure to explain every detail and help you plan your project. Call us today at (410) 546-1190 in Salisbury or (302) 703-6754 in Delaware to schedule your in-home consultation. We serve Salisbury and Ocean City, MD, and nearby communities.

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