Roofing Contractors Charging for Estimates? Yep!

sales and marketing Jan 04, 2018


Can a roofing contractor charge for estimates?

Yes, if the services they are offering includes more than just a quick look at the roof and slapping a price onto it.

This is a brilliant strategy for many reasons because these contractors get paid to:

  • Visit the job site and spend more time gathering the right information
  • Create a clear plan of action for their client.
  • Plan the project in advance. If they get the work, they are ready to go.
  • Create a new service that generates revenue for their company

I think this is a brilliant strategy and is a win-win for everyone involved. That's why I'm such a strong advocate for everyone that spends time creating plans for building projects. If you provide a professional service for your clients, you deserve to get paid a fair price for your expertise.

Here is a link to a magazine article in Pro Remodeler magazine that talks about how an Orange County exterior contractor is getting paid to do a roof and exterior estimate as part of a home inspection package. The article hits on many key points, and I encourage you to read it.

That's one of the reasons I wrote my complimentary report about 15 Reasons You Should be Charging More For Your Home Plans.

Go ahead and download the report, read it and post your comments on our Facebook group.


To Your Success,

Dan Baumann

Chief Experts Academy

PS. I was talking with a client yesterday that attended one of my classes last January. His company went from not charging for plans to creating almost $50k in revenue. They are doing basically the same thing they were doing before. Plus they are getting better projects now. Leave your stories at our Facebook group. I love hearing stories like this!