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Does a Salesperson Have to Come to My Home to Get My Roof Estimate?

May , 2023 | 7 min. read

By Nicole Corson

Birdseye view of rooftops, satellite image showing homes

Let's face it - nobody enjoys having a salesperson show up at their doorstep. Whether you're trying to enjoy a quiet afternoon at home or just don't want to deal with another pushy sales pitch. 

The last thing you want is to have a stranger invading your personal space, right?

And when it comes to getting a roof estimate, this can be a particularly daunting task.

At RoofCrafters, we understand the importance of providing our customers with a convenient and efficient roofing experience. With over three decades of experience providing roof replacements. We know the ins and outs of the industry. We're always looking for ways to improve and simplify the process. That's why we're excited to discuss virtual roof estimates with you. A way to help you save time, money, and stress.

In this article, we'll cover the differences between traditional and virtual roof estimates. Whether you're looking to avoid the hassle of in-person inspections. Or you're looking to make a well-informed decision about your roof replacement. We're here to help. 

So sit back, relax, and let's dive into the world of roof estimates!

Traditional Roof Estimates: How They Work and What to Expect


If you're not familiar with the process of getting a traditional roof estimate. It usually involves scheduling a visit from a salesperson or estimator. 

The salesperson will come to your property, inspect your roof, and provide an estimate. The estimate is based on the measurements of the roof and the materials desired for the replacement.

Roofer inspecting an asphalt shingle roof

While this process can be informative and thorough, it also has its drawbacks. Scheduling a visit from a salesperson can take time, and you'll need to be present during the inspection to answer any questions they might have. Plus, having someone come to your property may not be ideal if you're worried about your privacy or time.

Overall, traditional roof estimates can be a useful way to get an accurate quote for your roof replacement. Yet, they can also be time-consuming, intrusive, and less convenient than virtual estimates. We offer both, so if you'd prefer an onsite, schedule your inspection below. 

Schedule an Inspection

Virtual Roof Estimates: How They Work and What to Expect


Virtual roof estimates are a modern alternative to traditional roof estimates. They allow you to get an accurate quote for your roof replacement. Without the need for a salesperson to come to your property. 

Couple relaxing on a  couch in their living room ordering a virtual roof estimate

Instead, virtual estimates rely on advanced imaging technology. Such as satellite imagery or drone footage, to provide an accurate measurement of your roof. 

One of the biggest benefits of virtual roof estimates is convenience. You can get an accurate roof replacement estimate without the need for a salesperson to come to your property. Asking questions and looking to get you to sign a contract on the spot. 

To get a virtual roof estimate, all you need is an internet connection and a smartphone or computer.  Roofs are of different shapes and sizes, but keep in mind, the roof replacement process is the same.

roof report generated from a satellite image

Overall, virtual roof estimates are a convenient and efficient way to get an accurate estimate. They're useful if you're looking to avoid the hassle of in-person inspections or if you have a busy schedule.  And save the overhead expenses associated with a salesperson driving to your home. 

Which sounds better - Traditional or Virtual?  The choice is yours.

Here's how you can prepare for your virtual roof estimate. 

Virtual Roof Replacement Estimate: How You Can Prepare 


Preparing for a roof replacement estimate has never been easier. Provide some basic information and answer a few questions. And you'll be on your way to get your virtual estimate delivered right to your phone or computer.


Here are 3 tips to be best prepared: 

  1. Have your information ready
  2. Know the type of roofing material you want
  3. Decide if you’ll want to finance or pay out of pocket

Information You’ll Need Ready


To move forward with ordering a satellite report for your property will need the following information:

  • Your name
  • Address of the property
  • Mobile  number
  • Email address

What Type of New Roofing Material Do You Want?


image showing the 4 most common roofing material options, asphalt shingles, tile, metal, wood, slate

Asphalt shingles, metal, tile, and synthetic wood or slate roofing are the most common material options used for roofing. The most popular of those options installed on homes are asphalt shingles. Architectural shingles are the most popular of the 4 styles of asphalt shingles. The upgraded architectural shingles are a close second. 

If you’re not sure what style is right for you? Check out:

All About Asphalt Shingles - Learn the 4 types

(If you know you are going with shingles, we’ll be able to provide you with options after we order your roof report. So you don’t need to worry about choosing the exact shingle style now.)

But if you don’t want asphalt shingles. And you haven’t chosen the type of materials. We'd recommend you check out:

16 Popular Materials in 2023 - What You Need to Know 

If you are interested in metal roofing we'd recommend you check out:

A Comparison Between Aluminum, Steel, and Galvalume - What You Need to Know  

Know How You Plan to Pay For Your Roof Replacement


wallet with credit and debit cards

A roof replacement is a large investment, so decide if you’ll want to finance, or if you're going to pay out of pocket. Either way, however, like most large purchases,(houses, cars, pools, furniture, etc) financing may be the best option. 

And because there are fees associated with financing a roof replacement. We’ll need to know if you’ll want to finance your new roof before we provide you with the virtual estimate. 

If you know you want to finance, you can go ahead and get pre-qualified here:

Get Financing

Once you have these items - you’re ready to get your virtual estimate!

Ready to Get Your Virtual Roof Replacement Estimate?


Do you feel like getting a new roof is a bit like going to the dentist? You know it's important, but the thought of having someone poke and prod around your property can be a real pain in the, well, you know what!

A young family of four standing in front of a cartoon home drawn on a backdrop, image of flowers, clouds, and the sun too.

We get it. We understand that getting a new roof can be a significant investment of your time and money. That's why we're excited to offer virtual roof estimates as a way to help you save precious time and some of your hard-earned money. With virtual estimates, you'll get all the information you need to make a well-informed decision... Without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. Why wait? Click the 'Get My Virtual Estimate' button and discover the convenience and value of virtual roof estimates.

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RoofCrafters has been providing accurate estimates and high-quality roof replacements for 30 years. With our expertise and experience, we can help guide you through the entire process. From the virtual estimate to the installation, and to the final inspection. Our commitment to professionalism, integrity, and excellent client experience will ensure you get the best roof for your needs. At a price that fits your budget. And if you'd prefer a traditional onsite inspection, click schedule an inspection below.

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Nicole Corson

At RoofCrafters, our mission is to provide job opportunities for others to thrive and grow while making a meaningful impact within our communities.