Part of staying on budget for your roofing replacement is setting a budget. Whether you have experienced a situation that calls for an untimely roofing replacement or the lifespan of your current roof is ending, there are ways to keep costs down and still retain quality. Costs can vary across material, size, and company. Know the details before you commit. Here are some ways to estimate your costs and create a budget in order to get the most out of your investment.
Do Your Research
Don’t go into this project blind. You have resources to educate yourself on what to expect. The 2019 Cost Vs Value Report from Remodeling magazine is an amazingly comprehensive report that can give you national data on a variety of home repairs. In Baltimore, an asphalt shingle roofing replacement is going to cost you around $23,716 according to this data, and a metal roofing replacement clocks in at around $38,622. You can find this information for your region and use it when shopping for materials or choosing a contractor. Use these averages to estimate what your costs might be. Know that these prices vary depending on the materials you chose and what contractor you hire.
Know the Specifics
With estimates in hand, it’s important to remember that no two roofs are exactly alike. Some factors like the pitch of your roof and the materials you choose will make your estimate fluctuate. While estimates are helpful in guiding expectations, no one piece of data can give you an exact cost. The complexity of your architecture and additional roofing elements like skylights will also play a role in how your contractor is able to assess the cost of your roofing replacement. Roofing codes and contractor requirements also make a difference.
Hire a Pro
One way to ensure that your investment will last for years is to hire a certified and reliable company. No two companies are alike in quality and hiring a company because they can do it for cheap isn’t always the best practice. “You get what you pay for” is alarmingly true when it comes to home repairs. Reliable companies like RoofPRO offer free estimates. You should always seek out more than one estimate in order to determine a fair price on your replacement costs. A professional company will come out and get on your roof to see how the job needs to be handled. They’ll answer your questions and provide recommendations on the appropriate way to handle your replacement project.
At RoofPRO, we understand that roofing replacements may seem like a daunting task. We are here to help you. We want to make sure that you have all the information you need in order to make the best decision for your family. We always offer free estimates for our Baltimore and Howard County customers and would love the opportunity to provide you with the professionalism, craftsmanship, and customer service that you deserve.
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