Replacing your old roofing system will set you back a couple hundred dollars. In fact, it’s one of the priciest things you’ll ever have to spend on next to buying a house. As such, it’s important that you have your finances planned out.
In this post, Goodrich Roofing discusses how to properly prepare your upcoming roof replacement budget.
Consider the Roofing Materials
Not all roofs are made the same. In fact, you can choose from a range of roofing materials, from the quintessential asphalt shingles to higher-rated roofs, such as metal and slate. It’s imperative that you budget your project with the roofing material in mind.
That said, you shouldn’t base your choice on the upfront cost alone. Consider the long-term value and return on investment of the roofing material as well.
Allocate for the Unexpected
Roof replacement isn’t always straightforward. In most cases, especially when the roof is old, you’ll have to do repair work first, usually on the underlayment or the actual roofing structure. When you’re preparing your roof replacement budget, allocate some funds for unexpected situations like this. That way, you have a safety net in the event you do need to use those extra funds.
Always Hire a Professional
Finally, hire a professional when you’re doing a roofing project. While it’s tempting to do DIY work and save some cash up front, you might end up with more costs if you make a mistake installing your new roof. You’ll also have to purchase materials and equipment that you’ll probably use only once, making DIY installation pricier.
Replacement roof installation is also dangerous as you’ll never know what the real state of your roof is until you step on it. As your trusted local roofing experts, count on us to install your new roof correctly and safely.
Give us a call at (505) 219-4450 to learn more about our roof installation services. We offer complete roofing services throughout New Mexico.