A roof replacement is one of the many significant expenses you will ever make, short of buying a new home or doing a complete structural makeover of your interior. In this important endeavor, preparing your finances properly is key to its success.
In today’s blog post, Sentry Exteriors, one of the leading roofing and gutter companies in the local area, provides some tips on how to set up a budget for your roof replacement project.
Get Your Roof Inspected
Working your roof replacement budget starts with a roof inspection conducted by a professional roofing technician. In taking on this step, you’ll determine if your roofing system only requires minor repairs or must be replaced as soon as possible.
Set Aside Budget for Contingencies
It’s not unusual for roofing contractors to encounter roadblocks along the way that can derail the timeline of roof replacement projects. They may discover hidden damage that would require repair work, especially if the roof is old or has sustained recent storm damage. As such, set aside a separate budget in case there are unforeseen costs.
Keep in Mind the Roofing Materials
Do your research on the available roofing materials. Each one varies in terms of weather tolerance, durability and, of course, price. Apart from the upfront price, consider the roofing material’s long-term value, as well. Architectural shingles, for instance, may cost more than traditional three-tab shingles, but they provide better long-lasting protection for your home.
Sentry Exteriors has been helping local homeowners with their roofing and other home exterior needs. Whether you’re looking to install gutter guards or need a quick repair on your roof, we’re a company you can rely on to improve the look and function of your home.
Call us today at (434) 333-7753 to discuss your project with us. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Roanoke, VA.