A reroof proposal is just a fancy term for a contract. When you hire a professional, the contractor will draft a reroof proposal outlining the provisions of the agreed service. We advise homeowners to review the contract carefully because it reveals a lot about the quality of the contractor.
Some contractors use a standardized form and simply fill in a few blanks that vaguely describe the terms of service. Some even just supply a hand-written note that includes nothing more than a list of required material and the total cost. This is a red flag for possible spotty workmanship.
A legitimate contractor will draft a very detailed proposal for all residential and commercial roof work. A contractor also only drafts a proposal after an inspection of the roof. Be wary of roofing companies that draft a contract without performing a thorough inspection.
Proposals differ depending on the scope of the project, but should at least contain the following:
- A full parts list (e.g. shingle type, flashing, siding, roof membrane and underlayment)
- A cost breakdown of parts, labor, permits, and removal of debris
- Full warranty details
- Details on liability insurance and workman’s compensation
- Start date and estimated completion date
- Provisions for add-ons or order changes should the client require extra repairs/service
- A lien release; this protects you from liability should the contractor fail to make payments to suppliers and/or subcontractors
- Termination clause that outlines the conditions in which the client or contractor can end the agreement
Urbizo Bros Roofing believes in transparency, which is why all of our roofing and other services come with a detailed contract. We are also happy to answer any questions before undertaking a project. You can find most answers, though, in our detailed reroof proposal.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Quality roof replacement & repair in Edmonds, Seattle, Lynnwood,
Mill Creek, Mercer Island, Mukilteo & South Everett