During the beginning stages of your roofing project, you need to create a realistic budget. Various things can affect the cost of your new roof, such as material, labor and the size of your home. To avoid delays and save you from stress, it helps to dedicate a part of your budget to unexpected expenses.
Here are common surprises that could impact your roof replacement project.
After tearing off the old shingles, your contractor might discover problems with the roof’s structure. Hidden structural damage could significantly add to your overall project costs. Undetected leaks and pest infestation are the most common causes of this problem. This can also occur due to the excessive weight of snow or multiple layers of shingles.
Meeting Local Codes
Officials implement building codes for your safety. These regulations might have changed since the initial installation of your roof. If this is the case, you should prepare for the cost of bringing your roofing system up to code.
A reliable local contractor knows if you need permits for your project and who is responsible for obtaining those documents. Secure them early in your project to avoid delays and fees. Permit costs usually depend on your location or the size and value of your property.
Several factors can affect roofing estimates, such as the season. Some contractors offer quotes that are only valid for a certain period of time. This means that the estimate you get today could change in a few months. Starting your project shortly after getting quotes is one way to ensure you can work with your initial budget.
Secure your project’s success by working with an experienced and dependable roofing company like Diamond Roofing Specialists, Inc. Call us at (203) 754-7884 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.