One of the first few challenges of preparing for new roofing is the budget. So many factors affect the final upfront cost. If this is the first time you’re buying a new roof, you’re in luck: here are some of our tips for getting your roofing budget ready and even save money in the process.
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Plan Ahead – If your roof is about 15 to 20 years old, you should start considering replacing it. Not immediately, of course, but as a full roof replacement isn’t cheap, saving up for your roof over the next ten years or so makes it much easier on the budget. Ask friends and family who have recently re-roofed their home for a ballpark price of a new roof, then set a ten-year plan to save up. While many contractors offer financing plans, like us, wouldn’t it be nicer to have most of the funds ready when it’s time to replace your roof?
Materials Affect The Roofing Cost – Today’s roofing options are far more varied than asphalt shingles and clay tiles. Your choice of roofing material affects the roofing cost. But don’t just choose the cheapest option; take time to research and compare the pros and cons of each material. Contractor websites like our own are a rich resource for such information, which you, of course, may already know if you are reading this.
Include an Emergency Budget – Don’t commit to a roofing project (or any remodeling project, for that matter) without setting a budget, and then some. An emergency budget should cover unexpected or incidental costs. 10 to 20% of the quoted price should be enough, and if it doesn’t get spent, put it towards your savings or perhaps a minor home improvement.
Find The Right Contractor – The right contractor wouldn’t just install the roof, but will also guide you to getting the best that you and your home deserves and keep it within budget. Our consultants, for instance, will help you narrow down your choices, won’t push options that would cause you to overspend, and won’t pressure you into signing the written quotation.
Peak Roofing Contractors, Inc. serves Northern Virginia and nearby areas within Virginia. Turn to us for quality roofing services. To know more about how we can help you finance your roofing project, call us today at (703) 745-5153 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-hassle estimate.