You need a good budget for your roof replacement to ensure you can cover all expenses without going overboard. However, some projects can go beyond the estimated budget due to various reasons. This is why experts suggest saving as much as 20% of your budget to address unforeseen issues that can increase your roof replacement costs.
Here are some factors that raise your roofing costs.
Damage to the Property
Vehicles, furniture and everything else under or near the roof can suffer unexpected damage during the project. Park vehicles away from the work zone, remove wall hangings and cover plants with a tarp to protect them from damage. If you have a swimming pool, cover it with a tarp too. Furthermore, ensure your roofer has general liability insurance to cover the extra costs of fixing property damage.
Hidden Roofing Problems
Hidden structural damage is common in old properties. Unfortunately, a shingle roofer can only discover it after tearing off the old roof material. The new roof material needs sturdy sheathing and rafters with no wood rot, so these issues will need to be addressed and add to your roofing costs.
Building Code Violations
Local governments require roofs to comply with the latest building codes. They can fine you for non-compliance and require you to reinstall the roof accordingly. These will add to your entire roof replacement expenses.
Roof installation difficulty changes depending on the season. A roofer’s quote provided in winter will no longer apply in spring when demand for roofing services is higher. You may also face delays during spring, and these can add to your roof replacement costs.
Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. is a licensed, insured and certified roofer that provides free roof estimates. We offer comprehensive roofing services and quality workmanship. Call us at (713) 466-4447, or fill out this contact form to request an estimate.