It may be daunting to think about getting an estimate for your roof. We are here to help you learn all about the process, including what to look for on your estimate to be sure it’s as accurate as possible to avoid any surprises during construction.
Steps to getting a roof estimate from Holladay Grace:
1. Call Holladay Grace or submit a request on the Holladay Grace website
- Whether you speak to one of our team members or fill out a request form online, be sure to clearly explain the problem you are having. The more detailed the request, the easier it is for us to understand what is going on and how we can fix it. Be sure to give us a good phone number we can reach you at. Sometimes discussing the problem on the phone is easier than trying to put it in writing.
2. Schedule your inspection
- Once the proper Holladay Grace department has your information, we will reach out to schedule an inspection. It is not necessary for you to be home for the roof inspection, but it may be beneficial in case you or the inspector has any questions. One benefit of being home is our inspector can gain access to your attic to inspect either the trusses or decking of your house to more accurately provide an estimate for work.
3. Get an Estimate
- If we find anything that warrants work during our inspection, you will receive an estimate. The estimate will outline what was found during the inspection, and we will provide a price to fix the issues. Often, we are able to simply repair areas of the roof. Proactively repairing your roof will prolong the life of your roof. Please note, there are cases when we find roofs that need to be replaced. We will be sure to clarify whether you need a repair or a replacement. The estimate will either be hand delivered or emailed to you in a PDF format. Below is an example of an estimate.
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Click Here To Download The Inspection Report Example
4. Accept Your Estimate
- With your estimate in hand, you can now review the document. If you received your estimate via email, you are able to electronically accept and sign your estimate. Once you have electronically signed the estimate, our system notifies us that you have done so. Please note we have customers that do not have an email address and are unable to do this. We have been in business since 1979 and have hand-delivered countless estimates as well as picked up signed contracts.
5. Schedule Your Roof Repair or Replacement
- After accepting your proposal, it is now time to schedule the work. One of our project managers will reach out to schedule your project.
6. Work Begins
- Once scheduling is complete, materials will be delivered a few days prior to your scheduled day. Our supplier will roof load the material onto your roof. This is done to help the roofing crew as well as streamline the work. Please note if your home has difficult access, the supplier may not be able to roof load. In these cases, we will ground drop the material, and our crew will hand load your roof.
What your roofing proposal will include
Here are some basic things to look for. To avoid any surprises, your roof estimate from Holladay Grace is comprehensive and will include the following:
- Type of roofing covering
- The example above shows a GAF Armorshield II shingle.
- Type of Synthetic Underlayment
- Type of Starter Shingle
- The starter shingles are placed around all edges of your roof to ensure a proper weather seal.
- Hip and Ridge Shingles
- The type of hip and ridge that is used should be a compatible product line and the same manufacturer as the roof covering you choose.
- 2”x4″ Drip Edge (often called Edge Metal)
- 120-degree angle for eaves
- 90-degree angle for the rake
- Roof vents
- The type and size that is currently installed will often determine what is replaced.
- Please note many older homes are under-ventilated, and we may recommend increasing your roof’s ventilation to meet manufacturer recommendations and specifications.
- Pipe Jacks
- Step Flashing
- Used at sidewall transitions to shed water off the roof and to help prevent moisture from getting behind siding or stucco.
- Counter Flashing
- Placed at any roof-to-wall transition and sealed with elastomeric sealant as an added layer of moisture protection.
- Plastic Cap Nails
- Used to attach the synthetic underlayment to your roof decking. Typically 1 ¼″ in length.
- Coil Nails
- Used for attaching asphalt shingles to the roof deck.
- Used for sealing around any seams or penetrations.
- Spray Paint
- Will be a color that matches your chosen roofing system.
- Decking (if needed)
- Your roof may be in need of new decking if the existing decking is damaged or not up to code.
- Labor costs for a full re-roof will always include removing and replacing shingles. Labor will also include laying synthetic felt underlayment (sometimes double felt if code requires due to the pitch of your roof), and replacing or installing any flashing at walls or chimneys. If any decking needs to be replaced, this is where it will be notated.
- Miscellaneous Items. This section will contain:
- Permit Fees
- Delivery Fees
- The type of warranty offered on your roof
The type of warranty that your roof can be eligible for depends heavily on the type of roofing material you choose to have installed on your home. For example, the above sample proposal was eligible for a GAF Systems Plus Warranty because GAF shingles and 3 qualifying GAF accessories were selected to be installed onto the roof.
Click this link to view the best warranties in the roofing industry backed by our trusted partner GAF.
Since 1979, Holladay Grace has handled every project as if it were our own home. If you’re local to the Colorado Springs community, contact us for all of your roofing needs.
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