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How to Compare Roofing Estimates
How to Compare Roofing Estimates
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  • Residential Roofing Indianapolis

    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


How to Compare Roofing Estimates

You’ve talked to friends, consulted your family and you’re now at the estimate phase of your roofing project. Two or more roofing companies have presented their proposals, but you are not sure which one to go for. Universal Roofing & Exteriors shares a list of things you should compare between the estimates so you can make sure that you will get the best value.

How to Compare Roofing Estimates


The workmanship and warranty period are two major things you should compare. The quality of work and the years of experience are usually related to one another. Make sure to check the background of your contractors and, if possible, ask previous clients about their services.

Additionally, good contractors will offer a warranty period similar to the life span of the materials used for your roof which is usually around 25 years. If they all offer the same warranty, choose someone that’s closer because it will be easier to get a hold of them for future maintenance work or for a roof repair.


The cost of the materials is also something you should note. If their estimates do not include an itemized list, you should ask for one – as a client, this information should be made known to you at the earliest stages of your transaction with a company.

Knowing the specific materials that make up for the total amount will allow you gauge the estimates better. For example, one contractor might be more expensive than the other, but that is because they will be using products of a higher quality that promise to save you money in the long run because of their durability.


Lastly, especially for commercial roofing, the labor costs should be there. Many owners are put off by high labor charges but if you want a roof for your business’s space that is made of great quality and with great skill, hiring the best workers are a must. Knowing how much of your total fees are going to the workers will give you an idea of how skilled and experienced the company’s workers are.

  Turn to Universal Roofing & Exteriors for all your roofing needs. Give us a call at (317) 257-0779 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Fishers, Indianapolis, and Zionsville, IN.

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

  • Contact Us For All Your Indianapolis Roofing Needs

    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

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There’s no better combination than experience, quality products, and a strong work ethic when it comes to choosing a central Indiana roofing company. That’s why we are confident you’ll be satisfied with our work—so confident that we guarantee your satisfaction before you pay a dime. That’s right­—no payment unless you’re satisfied. Get a free estimate from us by filling out our request form or calling us at (317) 257-0779 . We can’t wait to give your home the attention and care it deserves.