Before replacing your roof, you need to prepare a budget that covers all expected costs as well as a buffer for unexpected costs. This will help you determine how much money to set aside for your project. Consider the expenses that can unexpectedly inflate the overall project cost.
Below are four factors that can increase your roof replacement budget.
1. Seasonal Changes
Roofing estimates are valid for a limited period because rates change depending on the season and other variables. This means the roofing quotes you get today might not be the same after a few months. To avoid any inconvenience, it’s best to replace your roof within a short time after getting the project estimate. Otherwise, request a new quote when you are ready for the replacement so you can prepare a more realistic budget.
2. Construction Damage
This usually happens when homeowners opt for DIY roof replacement instead of hiring a skilled professional. Just like with any home improvement job, your house might suffer unexpected damage if the roof replacement is done by an untrained installer. Remember, reputable companies will protect your house against damage throughout the project.
3. Structural Damage
A roof replacement project involves the installation of new asphalt shingles and other roofing components. Replacement of accessories, such as flashing and gutters, are also usually included. However, there can be some hidden structural issues that might require you to spend more than your estimated cost.
4. Code Noncompliance
If you’re not aware of your local building codes, then you might be surprised that you need to spend extra money because your roof didn’t comply with local regulations before the project. Noncompliance could lead to fines from the government. You will have to cover any costs to get the roof up to code.
Do you need professional advice for your roof replacement project? Kroll Construction has the knowledge and skills to provide everything you need for your roofing. Let us know how we can help by calling us at (888) 338-6340 or filling out our contact form.