There’s no getting around the fact that roof replacement is a costly project. And depending on some of the decisions you make, you’ll find its overall costs going even higher. Here are some of the things that can add to the cost of a new roof.
1. Unwelcome Surprises
You should know that major projects like a roof replacement don’t always go swimmingly. Unwelcome surprises, such as additional repair work resulting from hidden roof damage, are not particularly uncommon. If you want to keep your project on track and within budget, set some extra funds aside to deal with unexpected issues. Make sure to do so just as you’re creating a budget for your new roof.
2. Choice of Roofing Material
A roof replacement can give you an opportunity to switch to a new roofing material. But keep in mind that doing so may add to the overall project costs. Do you plan on switching from asphalt shingles to slate roofing, for example? Then you’ll need to have an additional support structure installed so your roof and home can hold up the weight of the newer, heavier roof material. This, of course, involves spending more money.
There’s no harm in taking the safer route and sticking to asphalt shingles. After all, some of them, such as the lovely and versatile Owens Corning® shingles offered by Christian Brothers Roofing, are designed to emulate the timeless beauty of genuine slate but at a more reasonable price. Let our trained and experienced team know about your roof design needs, and we’ll help you choose the Owens Corning shingle option that can best meet them.
3. Building Permit
Every roof replacement project will require the necessary building permits. You’ll need to have them in place before the actual work can begin. Acquiring the permit usually involves paying a fee, so make sure this one aspect of your project is taken into account when creating the budget. You don’t want to skip this step. If you start your project without a permit and get found out, you’ll be facing hefty fines and other cost-adding consequences, including potential litigation and forced removal of the new roof.
Roof Replacement Service Like No Other
Get the most out of your roof replacement by working with a trusted residential roofer like Christian Brothers Roofing. Our communication lines are always open! Call us now at (502) 244-0208, or fill out this contact form to schedule a roof evaluation. We serve homeowners in Louisville, KY, and other areas in Jefferson County.