Perhaps, the hardest part of preparing for a roof replacement project is preparing the budget; it’s also the hardest of which to keep track. As the roofing contractor who can help you keep your project on course, GTW Construction shares some tips on preparing your roof replacement budget.
Unplanned projects, such as an emergency roof replacement, are the hardest to finance. If your roof is 20 to 30 years old, then you should start preparing your budget for a new roof. Roofing of indeterminate age can be inspected by professional roofers, or if your roof has been receiving regular maintenance and repair, then you should have an idea of when your next roof replacement should be. Having this foreknowledge gives you a longer time to save up, especially if financing solutions aren’t available.
Consider Different Materials and Brands
Choosing the exact same roofing material, color and style for your roof replacement project is a missed opportunity to try a different, even cost-effective, option. Take time to research, and compare the pros and cons of roofing materials other than the usual asphalt shingles. Many roofing materials can be installed on an existing roof deck without modifying the support structure, which can reduce the re-roofing costs.
When consulting with roofing contractors, choose those that offer several types of materials so you can compare your options on the spot. At GTW Construction, we offer several roofing options, including asphalt shingles, metal, slate, tile, wood and even Tesla® solar shingles.
Have an Emergency Budget
During the course of roof installation, unforeseen issues may arise. For example, the roof deck may be in a condition that would not have been discovered until the old roof has been removed, such as rotten boards or truss lift. These issues may incur additional costs, and this is where the emergency budget comes in handy. Twenty percent of the quoted cost is often sufficient for such unforeseen issues.
To learn about our roofing services, including roof repair, call GTW Construction, LLC, today at (210) 688-4937, or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation. We serve many areas in and near San Antonio and Odessa, TX, as well as in Denver, CO.