Before replacing your roof, you need to prepare a budget to help you know how much money to set aside. However, no matter how well you researched the cost of your roof replacement, your roofing contractor may uncover additional costs. These unexpected, additional costs can inflate the budget of your project.
Whether you live in a new or old home, it’s wise to be prepared. Here are four factors that can increase the cost of your roof replacement.
1. Rotten Plywood
In the past, many roofers installed new shingles over existing ones as this was less expensive and labor-intensive. This method often traps algae and bacteria and leads to water leaks. These leaks can cause damage to your home, such as plywood rot. The material and labor cost to replace rotten plywood can increase the cost of roof replacement.
2. Roof Alterations
A roof replacement is your opportunity to add alterations and upgrades to your home, and increase the value of your home. You may want to upgrade to low-maintenance gutters, for example, or choose a more durable type of roof underlayment. No matter how you alter your roof, these upgrades will cost money. For this reason, be sure to include them in your roof estimate. If you get an estimate based on standard roofing and incorporate the cost of alterations later on, the cost of your roof replacement will increase.
3. Seasonal Changes
Many roofing contractors offer quotes that are valid for limited periods. Since they get more work in some seasons than others, the labor costs for a roof replacement will change over time. This means that the roofing quotes you acquire today may not be valid after a few months. To avoid any changes in your quote, try to replace your roof within that time frame after getting it. Should you delay, there’s a big chance that you’ll have to get a new quote.
4. Code Noncompliance
Your roof may have been built to outdated building codes. Thus, bringing the structure up to code is an added expense to your project. The government usually updates building codes to protect the public’s safety and minimize damage. If your roof doesn’t comply with the new building codes, you may be fined by your local government.
When it comes to top-quality roof replacement services, look no further than Earl W. Johnston Roofing, LLC! We are committed and determined to ensure your roofing project is completed to your satisfaction. Call us today at (954) 989-7794, or fill out our online contact form to request a quote. We proudly serve homeowners in Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs and Hollywood, FL.