The roof is an essential part of every home. It protects occupants from the elements and helps to insulate the home. However, even the best roofs cannot last forever. Roofs that start showing its age, usually have curled or cracked shingles.
If this describes the roof on the home, start looking into having it replaced. Roof replacements can be expensive, which is why a budgeting plan for the project is needed. It will help keep costs under control.
Tips to Stay Within Budget
A roof replacement project takes serious planning and budgeting. It’s easy for homeowners to lose sight of the initial scope of work and the budget allocated. It’s important to keep a close eye on the project, as well as choosing the right roofing contractor.
1. Research All Options
Research options ahead of time so that a reasonable budget can be set for the new roof. The more information that is gathered, the easier it will be to determine how much to spend on a new roof. Set a rough estimate for the roofing project. If a reasonable budget is set, it’s less likely homeowners will go over that amount. The type of roof, material, and any add-on features will ultimately help determine how much the roofing project will cost.
2. Budget for Unplanned Expenses
Some additional repair work may be discovered during the roofing project. Make sure that 10-20% of the total project cost is set aside for unexpected situations. If something goes wrong, more damage is discovered, or the project is delayed due to weather, that extra money will cover the unforeseen emergency.
3. Make Decisions You Can Live With
It’s easy to make changes before the project starts, but once the roofing contractor begins ordering new materials or installing the new roof, changing any elements can get much more expensive. One of the easiest ways to drive up the cost of a roofing project is to make changes after the project has begun. Make sure all the decisions on materials are final before the project begins.
4. Choose the Right Material
The material chosen for the roof will have a significant impact on the total cost. Asphalt shingles are an affordable option and a reliable material for most homes, especially in the Midwest. They also come in a variety of styles and colors. Specialty roofing materials, like slate or metal, can be more expensive but they also offer additional benefits.
Research and examine different roofing materials to find the option that best suits the needs of the home. When evaluating roofing materials, it’s a good idea to look at the initial costs and expenses over time. Brian Dawson Roofing can advise clients on the best roofing material based on the location and architectural style of the home.
5. Work with a Trustworthy Roofing Contractor
More than anything else, make sure the roofing contractor is reputable, licensed, and insured. Hiring an experienced and dependable contractor that is trustworthy is essential. Working with the right roofing contractor can help avoid costly setbacks.
Brian Dawson Roofing takes great pride in their work. Free inspections and estimates are provided. Their years of experience and outstanding customer service makes them a great choice for roof replacement.
About Brian Dawson Roofing
Locally owned and operated, Brian Dawson Roofing continues to provide quality roofing services to homeowners across St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Brian Dawson Roofing strives to be the best roofing company. The customer is the number one priority. No job is considered complete until the customer is satisfied. Brian Dawson Roofing continues to receive high ratings on both Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau.