Preparing the budget is an important aspect of planning your roof replacement. As you learn more about the project itself, you’ll soon find yourself dealing with unexpected factors that can increase its overall costs. We discuss four of them here:
Changes and improvements to other parts of your home during a roof replacement may increase the project’s cost. During the replacement, you may end up wanting to have your gutter replaced or have a better ventilation system. These upgrades will definitely make you pay more, but these are worth the cost in the long run.
2. Structural Damage
Sometimes, your roofing contractor may discover unforeseen damage after removing the old roofing materials and components. These include damage stemming from moisture infiltration, such as deck rot and pest infestation. These must be addressed before proceeding with the roof replacement, which means an increase in the overall cost of the project is to be expected.
3. Building Permits
As with most major home improvement projects, your roof replacement involves acquiring the necessary payments, which requires you to pay fees. Make sure to take this into consideration when planning your budget. Without any permits, your newly installed roof may have to be removed. Also, the insurance provider may refuse to provide coverage.
4. Code Noncompliance
If the previous homeowner made unapproved roof repairs that go against the latest building codes, your roof may be noncompliant. Your contractor will first have to bring your roof up to code before doing any replacement work, increasing the project’s cost.
Christian Brothers Roofing offers high-quality roofing solutions to homeowners and businesses in and around the Kentuckiana region. As an A+ rated roofer with the Better Business Bureau, our team is proud to bring you unparalleled expertise and customer service to make your next roofing project that much easier. To learn more about what we can do for you, give us a call at (270) 715-1999, or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.