Planning for a roof replacement or repair need not be confusing or overwhelming as long as you follow a few simple steps. The most basic of which is, of course, preparing a proper budget. Setting a proper budget makes a roofing job more manageable and will bring the project into focus. It also helps you avoid the nightmare of spending more than you are willing or able to pay. In today’s post, trusted roof and siding contractor Triangle Home Exteriors shows you the basics of planning a roofing budget.
Get a Free Estimate
Before anything else, you should find out how much the replacement or repair is going to cost. As a general rule, you should speak to at least three trusted local contractors and get an accurate estimate so you have a clear idea of how much the project will cost. Compare and average the estimates provided and set aside an additional 10% to account for any unforeseen circumstances.
Decide on Materials
The cost of roofing materials varies widely and deciding on what type to get is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. If you decide on something like slate, expect to pay more upfront but slate may last an entire lifetime. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, are less expensive and easier to install but only have an average lifespan of about 20 years. Have a good talk with your roof replacement contractor to determine what kind of roofing material works best for you.
Consider All Available Payment Options
Not many homeowners have the cash to pay for a costly roofing project just from their savings. Thankfully, there are many other payment options you can explore. Credit cards, home equity loans, and home improvement loans are all viable options to help finance a new roof. Think about the pros and cons of each and select the one that works for you the best.
Finally ready for that big roofing job? Give Triangle Home Exteriors a call at (919) 436-3200 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. We are your trusted home exterior remodeling company in Cary, NC with over 40 years of experience in all things roof-related.