How to Afford Your New Roof

Oct 16

How to Afford Your New Roof

Anyone that has the thought of replacing their roof with a new one already knows that it will be an expensive investment to make. However, if your roof is really damaged or on its way to needing a makeover, then it is definitely time for you to start putting aside some money to get it replaced. There are some methods that you can consider when going about installing a new roof; you will save a lot of time, stress, and money if you follow some simple steps.

The tips below should definitely help out.

Get it Built When Roofers’ Business is Slow

Roofers are the busiest between the late summer and the beginning of fall. This is when they get most of their business. If you choose to get your new roof at this time you could either be on a waiting list, or it would take weeks for the roofers to finish building your roof. So to avoid this you should choose to have your roof built during the slowest time of the year. Another reason that you want to avoid getting your new roof built during the busiest times of the year is because prices are the highest around then. You could generally expect to get charged with a premium if you sign a contract when they are busiest. So get it done at the beginning of the spring or when summer is just about to start.

Sign a Roofing Contract before the Prices Rise

Roofers generally set their prices for their work once per year. They usually adjust these prices during the late spring. Over the last couple of years the prices have increased when it comes to getting roofing work done. In this case it would be wise to book your roofing appointment before the prices increase. Ask the roofers that you plan on signing with when their prices are the lowest; times can often vary.

Promotion Deals & Coupons

Whenever you can, it is highly recommended that you take advantage of promotional deals that roofing companies have or even coupons that they offer from time to time. By doing this you could save some money. Sometimes companies might not let you know right off if they are running any sort of discounts or not, which is why it is important to ask them what discounts they have.

Insurance Claim

Generally your insurance company is not going to replace a roof if it is damaged because of aging reasons. However, if the roof is damaged because of natural disaster weather situations they will pay for it. So keep this in mind. How did your roof get damaged? If it is weather related then you should be covered. You first need to discuss what benefits you qualify for with the roofing contractor. Next, discuss filing a claim with your insurance company.

High Quality Roof

You may not want to spend the money on a roof upgrade, but in the long run you will end up saving. Although you would be investing more money into an energy saving roof, down the line you will save on your utility bills. So take this into consideration. So by paying more, you will still be saving in the long run.

If you have not already started to save money for a new roof, you should for the following reasons:

o Your roof is 10+ years old o You have 2 layers or more over your roof o Damage to your roof is visible o Suspected damage from weather conditions o Your roof is missing several shingles or has shingles that are loose o Your roof is currently leaking or has leaked before; even after being fixed

Most people don’t have the money set aside for a new roof, and if you own a home; it’s a good idea to start putting money aside for future roof renovations.

 

Author Bio: Terry Peterson works for Roof Repair.net a roofing company in the Fairfax area.