Do you think you need a roof replacement for your roof leak? If so, you’re probably getting ready to call a contractor to give you an estimate. 

But did you know that you should get multiple quotes for a roof replacement? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. 

The team at Bill Ragan Roofing has been providing the residents of Nashville with high-quality roof replacements since 1990. If you call us, you’ll get an honest assessment and an education on the art of roofing even if you don’t hire us. But when customers work with us, they never have to worry about their roof again. 

So, how many quotes should you get, and why? Always eager to educate, I’m going to answer that question. 

Continue reading to learn why you should get multiple quotes for your roof replacement and how many you should get. 

3 reasons it’s important to get multiple roofing quotes

Before you learn how many quotes you should get, you need to understand why. Below you’ll find the 3 reasons it’s important to get multiple quotes. 

When you get multiple quotes, you’ll be able to find the right contractor and determine if you even need a replacement. 

1. You’ll learn if you actually need a replacement

If you only call one contractor, you have to take their word on whether you need a roof replacement or not. Even if you trust the contractor and they come highly recommended, it’s still important to get a second opinion. 

When you get multiple contractors to check out your roof, you’ll learn if you actually need a full replacement. For example, if one contractor says you need a replacement but two others say you only need repairs, then it’s a safe bet that you don’t need a new roof. 

But how can you determine if you need repairs or a roof replacement? To learn when you should replace your roof, read this article on the 3 signs that you need to replace your asphalt roof

2. You’re able to compare prices to find the best quality roof

When you invest in a roof replacement, it’s not going to be cheap. Getting two or three quotes from different contractors gives you a chance to compare prices. 

While I understand everyone has a budget and some people are price-driven, it’s important to invest in quality over trying to get the cheapest roof possible. When you get multiple quotes, you need to choose the one that fits your budget without affecting the quality of your roof replacement. 

Be aware that some contractors sacrifice quality to cut down costs to outbid others. When this happens, your roof’s life won’t be maximized. To learn more about how investing in quality materials affects your roof, read this article on the 3 ways going “cheap” costs you more in the long run

3. You get to find the right contractor for you  

When a roofing contractor comes out to inspect your roof, you’re expecting an honest assessment. But remember, some contractors may try to sell you a roof even if you don’t need a replacement.

Because of this, you have to find one you can trust and who has your best interest in mind. When you get multiple quotes for your roof replacement, you get a feel for each contractor that comes out to your home. 

After talking with them and going over your roofing estimates, you can determine which one is the right fit for you. But do you know what to look for in a reputable roofing contractor? 

Having a history of proper roof installation and good reviews are just a couple of things you need to look for in a contractor. To learn more about hiring the right roofer, read this article on why it’s important to hire a local contractor

How many quotes should you get for your roof replacement?

So, how many contractors should you call for an estimate? I would recommend getting at least 2 and a maximum of 3 quotes for your roof replacement. 

Be aware, no two contractors are going to quote your roof for the same price. The difference in these prices can be drastic. That makes it important to know what’s included in your roof replacement so you know exactly what you’re paying for. 

To learn more about what’s in your roofing quote and why it’s crucial to go over it with your contractor, read this article on what your roof estimate should include.  

Don’t let a roofer take advantage of you

Now you know how many quotes you should get and why you should get them. When you get multiple roof estimates, you can compare prices, determine if you need a replacement, and find a contractor you trust. 

Hiring the right contractor is crucial to every aspect of your roof replacement. You have to be able to trust them to do things the right way so you can get the most out of your asphalt roof replacement. So how do you make sure you don’t get taken advantage of by a roofing contractor? Luckily, we’re here to help. 

The team at Bill Ragan Roofing has been replacing roofs in the Nashville area since 1990. We know what it takes to give you a high-quality replacement that gives you decades of peace of mind. That’s why we offer a lifetime warranty. 

If you're local to Nashville, don't hesitate to contact us for a quote today. 

When getting a replacement quote, it’s important to know what questions to ask so you don’t get taken advantage of. Get your free checklist of questions you should ask your roofing contractor to ensure you don’t get scammed when a contractor comes out to your home.

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