A roof replacement project is a major investment, which is why you need to prepare a solid budget for it. As you do so, you may be thinking about the cost of your new shingles or the labor involved. However, there may be some other unexpected factors you also have to look out for which may inflate your budget.
Bone Dry Roofing – Florida, an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, discusses these unexpected factors and what you can do about them.
Factors That May Increase the Cost of Your Roof
No matter how well you prepare for a roof replacement project, there is always the possibility of unforeseen circumstances that may increase your cost. This is particularly true if you live in an older house. As such, we recommend you keep an eye out for the following:
Pests and mold. If you live in a humid area, take note that termite and mold damage can increase the cost of your roof replacement project. Before you install your new roof, it’s best to address these issues first.
Structural damage. You may think that replacing the roof only involves replacing the roof material. However, there may be hidden structural damage that forces you to set more money aside for the project. This includes leaks, which may lead to rotten plywood. If there is extensive damage, the material and labor cost to replace rotten plywood will increase the price of roof replacement.
Code noncompliance. If the building codes have changed since your previous roof was installed, you may need to bring your roof up to code. While this may be an added expense, rest assured that your home’s energy efficiency and sustainability can benefit.
What Can You Do About It?
In the event that unexpected costs arise during your roof replacement project, it helps to know the following to alleviate the financial burden:
Consider your roof’s age. If your roof is fairly old, it’s more likely to have structural damage. For this reason, you may want to increase your roof budget.
Review your contract. Before hiring a roofing contractor, don’t forget to review your contract. If you have rotten plywood, the contract should state your contractor’s price for new plywood. This eliminates the surprise element and prepares you for a worst-case scenario.
Come prepared. Whether you are replacing or repairing your roof, you may want to add a few hundred extra dollars to your budget or quote.
When it comes to roof replacement or repair, be sure to trust professionals! Schedule an appointment with Bone Dry Roofing – Florida by calling (941) 343-5622 or filling out our online contact form.