Roof inspections and roof estimates are two different things. While both of them point to a possible amount of money needed for a certain roofing project, they are fundamentally different and are used for two different purposes as well.
In this post, we will explain the two commonly used roofing terms and how they’re used. Let’s start with roof inspections.
If you don’t know the state of your roof but need to know how it is doing, you need a roof inspection. Roof inspections are carried out by a contractor at your or your insurance company’s request in order to determine the actual condition of your roofing.
For a fee, professional roofing inspectors check various parts of your roofing system to identify problems, if any. They will then tell you what needs to be done to address those problems and give you an estimate of how much it might cost you.
They will climb on your roof and inspect your roofing shingles (or other material), flashing, chimney and other areas for leaks, ice dams and damages. They will also inspect your attic for moisture damage, mold, insulation issues and ventilation problems.
If, on the other hand, you know what your roof needs and simply want to know how much it will cost you, then all you need to do is get a roofing estimate.
Roofers usually give estimates for free. You ask them how much they will charge for a certain roof project (replacing the roof of a 200 square foot home, for example), and they will give you an estimated amount you will need to pay.
Of course, these are just estimates. The actual cost varies depending on the progress of the project. If the roofer encounters other issues while working on your roof (like rotting on the decking or rafters), the cost of replacement will be affected.
If you’re looking for a roofer to inspect your roof or give you a proper roofing estimate, Willi Roofing Services is here for you. To get started, simply give us a call at (512) 394-8234. We are trusted roofing contractor in Round Rock, TX, and the surrounding areas.