Why Does It Remain Challenging For Roofers To Make an Accurate Roofing Estimate?

December 10, 2021

Homeowners in Guelph budget as accurately as possible to make sure their budget complies with the necessary expenses for their roofing installations or repairs. It's helpful that Guelph roofers can provide a good estimate because it gives the homeowner a benchmark to have a proper budget and assess their lifestyles and spending accordingly.

Unfortunately, roofers can still find it challenging to make accurate roofing estimates for the following reasons. Learn more about each of them below.

Labor Estimates are Always Accurate

Roofers in Guelph can only provide you with an accurate labor estimate because of their experience in performing their expertise. While some situations can increase labor costs because the roofers need additional time because of storms, snow, or other situations, labor estimates are often always guaranteed by roofers. Plus, any increase is usually small and should not exceed 10% of the estimate.

Material Costs Fluctuate Regularly

Unfortunately, roofing material estimates are another matter. All roofers, including the most reliable ones, will change roofing prices regularly because of material costs in the economy. The cost increase is also affected by the local hardware supplier's acquisition costs, including their transportation and delivery estimates. 

Asphalt shingle roof materials have the most stable prices in relation to other roofing materials because of their established supply and demand in Guelph and its surrounding areas. However, you may find other roofing materials having fluctuating prices due to the reason we've indicated above.

Roofing Lifespan Estimates Are Often in Controlled Environments

Experienced Guelph roofers can give you semi-accurate estimates about your roofing material's lifespan, but it isn't always accurate. This is because most roofing manufacturer estimates, from which roofers derive their figures, come from the former's controlled testing environments that may not accurately simulate true environments.

For example, a clay tile roof can last for more than a century with today's technology. However, if small animals and the local weather always wreak havoc against it, the clay tile's brittle nature can dissolve a few decades off of its lengthy lifespan. These factors play a huge role in determining the actual roofing material lifespan your property might enjoy.

Local Homeowner Environments Can Be Much More Hostile or Safe

Aside from small animals and the regular local weather, strong weather, and climates can cause damage to your roof in many ways. For example, winter snow without any possibility of using ice melters or proper attic ventilation will cause snow to form on your roof. As a consequence, the roof materials may suffer immense water damages over time, which leaks into your attic and property ceiling.

In hot climates, roofing materials might not have enough moisture in their materials to maintain their protective structure, which can eventually turn them brittle. Metal roofing materials might have their UV reflective coatings easily melted by hot direct sunlight, resulting in accelerated rusting and degradation.

One more thing that your roofer can accurately estimate is the quality of work they can provide within the timeline of repairs or installation they've pointed out. If you have yet to find a reliable roofer, you can always count on us at Turbo Roofing for all repair, replacement, and installation needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything we can do for you.