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  • Writer's pictureEvan Klausmair

Is My Roof Quote Negotiable?


Roofing offers more than just visual appeal. It shields your home's interior from weather elements and aids in stabilizing indoor temperatures. Regular upkeep is crucial for roofing; benefits of routine maintenance include prolonged lifespan and reduced operational costs. However, all roofs eventually reach their lifespan limit and require replacement.

If you're considering installing a new roof or need maintenance, repair, or replacement services, Klausmair Construction in Pennsylvania can help you secure the best value.


With extensive experience in providing top-notch roofing services, here are some strategies to effectively negotiate with your roofing contractor:


Obtain Multiple Estimates

Secure bids from at least three different roofing companies. Comparing these can give you leverage to negotiate if your preferred contractor’s estimate is unexpectedly high.


Inquire About Discounts or Package Deals

Even with a reasonable estimate, there's room to negotiate. Ask if your contractor can offer discounts on small repairs or enhancements, or bundle several services at a reduced rate.


Seek Material Discounts

Leverage your knowledge of suppliers who offer materials at lower prices than your contractor might quote. Contractors often have a network of suppliers and might get materials at reduced prices. If your contractor doesn’t have such connections, consider other contractors you have worked with before.


Negotiating Fairly

After reviewing various quotes, if the contractor's offer seems the best, it doesn't hurt to ask for further negotiation. However, if they're firm on their pricing, it likely reflects the fair market value of their services.


Plan Your Project During Off-Peak Seasons

Consider scheduling your roofing project in winter. Although winter presents challenges, it also offers potential savings as it is typically a slower period for roofing companies, making them more open to negotiation.


Once you finalize the agreement with your roofing contractor, make sure to review the service contract thoroughly and seek clarification on any unclear terms. It's also vital to understand the scope of your warranty and any conditions that might void it.

For further assistance or to start your roofing project, contact Klausmair Construction at 717-522-1019 or email office@trykc.com.

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