During a roof replacement project, there might be additional costs that are beyond your control. For instance, if you live in an older house, you’re more likely to encounter unforeseen issues that will likely increase your expenses.
To help make your budget foolproof, Pritchett Roofing Inc. shares some unexpected costs to look out for.
Your roof was built to meet the building codes during that time. It might no longer be up to code since rules can change over time. Bringing it up to code is an extra cost, but it will also help ensure safety and improve energy efficiency in your home. It will also save you from penalties due to noncompliance.
If your area has high humidity levels, mold and pest infestation can be a problem. Your house may be prone to these issues, leading to significant structural damage and even health hazards. Given that, these problems will add hidden costs to your roof replacement project. To avoid more costly damage, pest and mold problem must be addressed before the installation of new shingles.
Sometimes, a leaking roof can go unnoticed until the shingles are removed. Leaks can lead to major damage, such as rot in rafters and other wood structures. The cost of repairing such issues can be pricey.
During a roof replacement project, you might want to upgrade other elements of your roof. For instance, you can get low-maintenance gutters or replace your current roof underlayment with a more durable type. Before preceding with the modifications, discuss with your contractor how these changes can be worked into your roofing project.
To avoid unexpected roof replacement expenses, make sure you work with an experienced roofing contractor. At Pritchett Roofing Inc., you can rely on skilled and knowledgeable professionals who can deliver outstanding roofing solutions. For consultations or quotes, call us at (770) 345-1622 or complete our contact form.