Ready for some tips for the best price on a roof possible? It’s easy to negotiate the price of your roof, even if you don’t know anything about roofing. We’ve put together some tips and tricks for negotiating a better roof price no matter what type of roof repair or replacement needs to be done. Let’s get on to the tips.
5 Tips to Negotiate a Better Roof Price
Ask for a better price
The first way to negotiate a better price is to ask for one. Within reason, a roofer will work with you to ensure you get your roof done so you sign with them as opposed to another roofing company in town. They may have discounts if you get vents, solar panels, gutters or skylights installed, too. So, ask!
Get multiple bids
Getting multiple bids is the second best way to get a better price. Once you know what several roofers want to charge you for a roof a repair or replacement, you can use that to negotiate a better price.
Consult your insurance company
Talk to your insurance company. Ask them what they will cover and what they won’t cover. They may be able to recommend a company that will offer a better price than looking for a company yourself, which can save you money.
Look for material discounts
Some companies work with roofing material vendors. If you use those vendors, you can often get a discount for roof replacements. This isn’t something that roofers will advertise, so ask them what they can do to get you a materials discount for signing with them.
Offer a higher down payment
Most roofing companies will require a down payment to start work. This usually comes from your insurance company instead of your own pocket. However, sometimes if you can offer up some from your own pocket, too, your roofer will offer an additional discount. It never hurts to ask.
These five tips are sure to help you negotiate a better roof price for your next roofing issue.