Reroofing a house can be a stressful experience that requires you to make numerous decisions and spend a considerable amount of money. There are many costs associated with reroofing and many ways to save money that you might not be aware of. If your home is in need of reroofing, here are 4 things to consider when assessing potential costs.
Quality of Service
Reroofing a house can be expensive. While this is an inevitable fact, some roofing companies are cheaper than others. Be sure to do ample research on the roofers you are considering before utilizing their services, as investing in high-quality roofers initially might be more expensive, but can save you money over time. An amateur roofer is likely to make mistakes that will have to be fixed in the future, which will be costly and could create further problems or damage to your home. Accepting that the process of reroofing is going to be expensive and preemptively saving up accordingly will put you on the path to hiring the best service possible.
Type of Roof
The simpler your roof, the cheaper the process to replace it will be. While reroofing a house is a great way to change up its look, too many add-ons like dormers will only increase the price of this already expensive project. If you’re looking to upgrade your asphalt shingles roof to a more durable metal option, this could cost you several thousand dollars more. Despite these costs, upgrading or improving your roof can add value to your home. If you have the funds to spend a little extra on roof renovation and plan on putting your house on the market in the next 5-10 years, upgrades might be a good option for you. Determine what you want your roof’s end result to be and weigh the costs in advance.
In addition to thinking about the cost of the new roof you are getting, don’t forget to think about what will happen to your old one. Luckily, it is often possible to install a new roof over existing shingles, however doing so can impact the quality of your new roof and is likely to interfere with any roofing warranty you have. Alternatively, removing parts of your old roof like shingles will require you to dispose of it properly, which is an additional cost. Be sure to budget for this well in advance, as dumpsters and other methods of disposal can be costly, especially if rented at the last minute.
One factor many homeowners do not consider when planning a reroofing is the season in which they are doing work. Getting your home reroofed during an “off-season” is a simple but lesser-known way to save money. Many people opt to get their roofs renovated in the spring or summer months, leading to higher prices for this service as contractors are so in demand. Try getting your roof done in the early fall, as contractors’ schedules will be more open then and prices will be lowered.
Reroofing a house is a major renovation that can require serious decision making. If you’re ready to have your roof redone, Alpha Elite Roofing’s team of experts can give you a free inspection and work with you to determine the best roofing plan for your home and your budget. Contact us or give us a call at (832)-583-1813 to get started today!