When your roof gets to a certain age, it needs to be replaced to keep your family and belongings safe from the elements. With a new roof, your house will also look nicer when seen from the curb. More importantly, it will boost your property’s overall value. Before you tackle this important investment, you must first set up a realistic budget.
Along with materials and labor, you should account for unforeseen circumstances that could affect the cost of your project.
1. Roof Upgrades
During the replacement process, you may find that some parts of your roof need to be updated. During the planning phase, your contractor may tell you about options and help you decide which upgrades will add the most value to your home without going over budget.
2. Seasonal Changes
Many roof repair contractors provide limited-time bids. Since they get more work in some seasons, the cost of labor to replace a roof will change. The roofing quotes you get today may not be valid in a few months. To avoid quote changes, replace your roof within that time range.
3. Code Noncompliance
Your roof might have been built based on the building regulations that were in place some years or even decades ago. Having it replaced with the latest codes in mind may add to your project cost. The government modifies building codes to safeguard the public and minimize potential damage. Your local building authority may fine you if your roof doesn’t meet the new building codes.
What You Can Do
A new roof can get expensive. You’ll soon discover, though, that the advantages it offers far outweigh the higher initial price. To ensure your roof replacement remains within budget, you must set aside a contingency fund that equates to up to 20% of the total project costs. Having a buffer helps you anticipate unexpected issues and keeps everything on track.
No matter the season, our skilled roofers at Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC. are here to make sure your residential roofing system is in excellent condition. Give us a call at (541) 688-7663, or fill out our online form to learn more about what we can do for you. Our Oregon service areas include Creswell, Roseburg and Springfield, OR.