The Many Ways Roof Replacement Quotes Can Go Wrong

September 18, 2023

How Can A Roofing Quote Can Go Wrong?
…Let Me Count The Ways

Rule Of Thumb: A Vague Quote Is A Bad Quote

Roofing quotes can be many things – confusing, overwhelming, vague, misleading – which often leads to, you guessed it…confusion, overwhelm, uncertainty, and exploitation amongst homeowners.

Unfortunately, some other roofing contractors take full advantage of (and even count on) customer confusion when offering quotes. Some may even go so far as purposefully crafting their quote to be confusing!

At Houston Roofing & Construction, we wouldn’t dream of giving our customers quotes they can’t understand, dissect, or ask us questions about. Whether you’re getting a roof repair or roof replacement, our transparent and descriptive quotes are packed with useful information to help you make the best decision.

But first, to help you see the difference between a good quote and a bad quote, let’s look at the many ways a roofing quote can go wrong…very wrong.

Vague Terms And Conditions

Many roofing contractors rely on uninformed customers and, therefore, use vague terms and conditions in their quotes. Quotes using this method are often condensed down and missing vital details.

They’ll appear short and concise and use generalized terms like “parts and labor,” “materials,” or “warranty.” Though you want to see these terms in your quote, you’ll want more details about the terms.

In the case of a vague quote, good questions to ask are:

  • What types of materials are being used?
  • What is included in the warranty?
  • How many parts are included?
  • What kind of labor is involved?

A great quote should be itemized and transparent in what types of materials are to be used, how many are to be used, and what product brand names are to be used.

When you know what products you’re getting, along with the scope of the labor involved, you’re better able to understand the quality of the products and know exactly what labor is included.

Lack Of Options

A bad quote leaves you with few options. This often means your contractor has already decided on what you need or only offers one type of product and service.

A good quote is not only transparent on what it includes but also gives you multiple product and warranty options to choose from. And when you can see your options side by side or written out, you can better decide which ones work best for your wants, needs, and budget.

Use Of Technical Jargon

A thorough quote is one thing, but one bogged down in technical roofing jargon is something else entirely. After all, what good is a detailed quote if you can’t even understand it?

The average homeowner might not understand industry language – and they shouldn’t have to in order to understand what they’re getting.
On the other hand, a great quote uses specifics…but specifics any homeowner can understand without breaking out a roofing manual.

At Houston Roofing & Construction, We Offer Only
Detailed And Comprehensible Quotes

At Houston Roofing & Construction, our quotes are never vague, use incomprehensible language, or lack options. Instead, our transparent quotes let you know which specific products we recommend, give you options to fit your budget, and describe exactly what’s included in your warranty.

Plus, we always ensure you completely understand your quote and answer any questions you may have regarding your quote.

So, yes, we wouldn’t dream of confusing you with vague quotes…because we don’t have to. As an honest and experienced roofing company, we only need to rely on our expert knowledge and commitment to total customer satisfaction.

So, when you’re ready to work with skilled, experienced, and honest roofing professionals who deliver only the most detailed quotes, we’re ready for you! Call Houston Roofing & Construction today for a free quote!

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