In around 2 decades of protecting your home from all kinds of weather, animals and debris, your roof eventually has to be replaced.
Most roofing comes with a warranty but as it expires, you will have to decide to replace your roof. While it is highly recommended, the cost of replacing roof can go above your roof. If you want your roof to be well-built and longer lasting, you will have to shell out a huge amount of money.
The total cost of your new roof will depend on the materials to be used, the skilled workers who will do the job and the recycling of the roofing materials after their removal.
If you have a roof with bent, cracked and brittle shingles or if water is coming into your attic then it is about time to get a new roof. If you’re tight on budget, here are some useful ways to reduce the costs.
1. Maximize your insurance
Most homeowners don’t fully understand what is stated in their roofing warranty. If your roof has been damaged because of an unexpected event, for example, then you can claim for a percentage or even the entire costs of roof replacement.
2. Research, research, research
If you don’t want to be swayed by roofers, you have to make sure you are knowledgeable of the issues with your roof. In this way, you will be able to settle with a more sensible pricing with your contractor.
You may also want to get quotes from several roofers and verify each one’s credibility by checking local references before hiring one. Be careful of some who offers unreasonably low price for the job.
3. Don’t schedule your roof replacement during peak seasons.
Get off-season discounts from your local roofing contractors in the late winter or early spring.
4. Check whether your roof is fine with an overlay.
An overlay costs a lot less than a tear-off. Although this can also be an option, you have to be aware of the risks in doing an overlay on your roof. Check whether it is a practical option.