April 28, 2022
Saving Money on Roof Replacements
There are several ways to save money on your roof replacement. Learn important questions to ask roofing companies before signing a contract to ensure you get the best price and avoid surprise expenses.
Don’t break the bank on roof replacements! Keep reading for ways you can save money and how your contractor can help.
Everybody likes finding a way to save money, especially when it comes to big expenses like your roof. Inevitably, it will eventually come time to replace your roof when continuing to repair the old one is no longer practical. Utilize our roof replacement calculator for a general estimate.
A new roof will end up lowering your overall costs long-term by:
• Reducing the chance of mold, rot, and mildew
• Less chance of leaks causing damage
• Eco-friendly options provide energy savings
When the day to replace your roof arrives, it is important to remember that taking the cheapest route doesn’t always pay off. There are several ways you can save money on your new roof and one of the best ways is to hire a good roofing contractor. Getting a professional, quality contractor usually saves more money in the long run compared to DIY projects or hiring an amateur roofer.
4 Ways Contractors Can Help You Save
• Tools and Materials
Hiring a professional means that you won’t have to purchase your own tools and materials, which is a huge expense out of the way. Quality tools are an important part of roofing and buying your own is a big cost and commitment
• Time Efficient
A contractor will be able to solve issues and give you what you need in a fraction of the time it would take you to do a DIY job. Time is valuable, especially when it comes to putting a roof on your house.
• Experience and Knowledge
Your roof is not the place to do guesswork. Making the wrong choices can cause big setbacks in both time and money. A contractor will be able to bring their years of experience and knowledge to the table, providing the right materials and expertise to get the job done.
• Tax Breaks
Ask your contractor to help you work through roofing insurance. While a full roof replacement does not qualify as a tax credit, it counts as a home improvement. This raises the home’s base value, balancing the amount of taxes paid when you sell the property. By counting your new roof as a “capital improvement,” you may be able to reduce your taxes.
Discuss with your contractor whether your roof meets the upgrade criteria or how it can through energy-efficient upgrades.
Key Questions to Ask Your Contractor
Are they fully licensed?
Every contractor should be licensed, bonded, and insured. Ask for physical copies of the paperwork required in each state.
Are they local?
If you end up having a problem with your roof down the road, it’s important your contractor is local so that you can easily find them. A local roofer will also be knowledgeable on your state’s particular requirements. This way, you won’t have an improperly installed roof and have to get it redone by someone else.
How long have they been in business?
While a younger company may be cheaper initially, there is always the risk they will not be around in a few years to take care of your roof if something goes wrong. Using an established roofer means they will be around in future years and have the expertise to get the job done right the first time.
What warranties do they offer?
Ask what kind of workmanship warranties are offered so that you can be covered in the event of the roof failing. Contractors who offer longer warranties are more likely to provide a quality job from the start.
What kind of property protection do they offer?
When they work on your roof, the contractor should take steps to protect your property from damage. Make sure to ask how they go about protecting your house, lawn, and fixtures.
Can you get a detailed expense breakdown?
A breakdown of the provided estimate will ensure that you are not taken by surprise at any unknown expenses. Ask for all pricing in writing ahead of time so that you are aware of all factors.
Are you looking for ways to save on your roof replacement? Get in touch with one of our professionals today and get a free estimate! Contact us online or call at 937-240-2206.
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