What’s in a Roofing Bid?

What's in a Roofing Bid?So, you’re in the market for a new roof. You’ve contacted Denver roofing companies and you’re not sure what to expect in terms of a bid. What should be spelled out in your bid? What warning signs should you watch for to ensure you’re hiring a reputable roofing contractor? At Elite Roofing we consider educating property owners to be one of the most important things we do. This is precisely why we’re devoting today’s post to helping you understand exacting what’s in a roofing bid.

Roofing Bid

Your roofing bid could be as simple as a handwritten document or a more formal Word document. In either case, it’s critical to ensure that each of the following is clearly outlined:


Your roofing bid should clearly state which responsibilities belong to your roofing contractor as well as any responsibilities that belong to you as the property owner, including repair of any damage done during the project.


You should also receive a clearly outlined start and completion date for your roof replacement or repair.

Payment Terms

Your roofing estimate should state all payment terms, from deposit to final payment.


Your bid should clearly summarize all costs including labor, materials, taxes, permitting and disposal of project debris.


You will also need a comprehensive list of all materials to be used including: gutters, flashing, underlayment, roofing material, any ventilation to be included and the names of all manufacturers. The bid should define who receives any excess materials such as singles or gutters.


If you will be receiving a warranty from your roofing company and/or the manufacturer, all details should be clearly stated in your bid.

If your roofing bid contains all of these elements, you can rest assured that the interest of yourself and the contractor are protected.

Book Your Roof Inspection Today!

If you are ready to begin the process of comparing roofing bids, we encourage you to contact us today. At Elite Roofing, we are proud to offer free, no-obligation roofing inspections and bids. Allow one of our highly experienced team members to walk you through the bid process and help you understand your options. From asphalt singles to metal roofs, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you select a solution that meets your needs and your budget. Book yours today!


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