Get the roof of your dreams, without breaking the bank.
When you need your roof replaced, there’s no time to waste, but many homeowners are daunted by the idea of the cost. Especially if you want a roof that will last for decades, the investment can become steep, even if it’s worthwhile. But if you’re prepared, you can take steps to keep your roof replacement project on budget. Work with your roofing contractor on the best ways to save money and stay on budget during your roof replacement project.
Plan in Advance
What’s the lifespan of your current roof? Different roofing materials last for different periods of time. A good way to get an idea of the lifespan of your roof is to consider the warranty that the manufacturer offered. If you know when that roof is most likely to start to wear out, you can plan your roof replacement years before you need it. Start doing research on the best materials in terms of both upfront and long-term costs, the size of your roof, and all the different elements that will go into your roof replacement. Then you can get a realistic idea of a budget and start saving.
Work With a Contractor
This may seem to go against the idea of staying on budget, but at the end of the day, working with a professional roofer will serve you much better than trying to do it yourself. An expert roofer can provide you with a fair quote and has the know-how to get the job done right on time. It decreases the chances of accidents on the job, which can cause unexpected costs and added time working on your roof replacement. If an accident does happen during your roof replacement, as long as your contractor is insured, you won’t be held liable.
Schedule for Off-Season
You can also save money by avoiding the busy season for roofing contractors. Summer and fall tend to be the busiest times of year for Florida roofers, while winter and early spring tend to be a little more laid back. The contractor may be able to get a discount on materials during the winter, which could mean discounts for you. You’ll also have more freedom when it comes to scheduling if you choose to have your roof replaced outside of the busy season.
Get An Accurate Estimate
It’s important to get a roofing estimate that you can count on. Don’t settle for ballpark estimates given over the phone. There may be issues that wouldn’t occur to your roofer until they’re on the property, which means you may be surprised with unexpected costs. If your roofer comes out to inspect the area before they give the estimate, they can give a more accurate estimate so you can be better prepared for the cost of the roof replacement project.
Contact Montgomery Winslow today for a 100% accurate roofing estimate so you can stay on budget with your roof replacement project.