Getting a new roof is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. It will also make your house look better from the outside and allow you to minimize energy consumption. However, such an endeavor can get costly. While homeowners prepare for obvious factors like materials and labor, unforeseen costs might affect the overall budget for the project as well.
These are some of the most common unexpected issues you need to prepare for during the project:
A roof estimate varies by time and season. Roofing contractors often issue bids with time limits. Therefore, the roofing quotes you receive now may not be valid a few months down the road. Try to replace your roof as soon as you receive a quote. If you postpone, get a new estimate when you are ready to replace the item so that you can stay within your original budget.
As workers remove outdated materials, they may detect damage to the inner structure. This can be caused by a hidden water leak, bug infestation, termite damage, mold or mildew. These concerns may not be obvious until all old materials are removed. Repairs must be completed before installation to prevent further damage to the rafters, trusses and other structural components.
Roofing replacement can increase the value of a property for many homeowners. During the roof replacement, you may need to upgrade other roof elements. Discuss these and other possibilities with your roofers. They can help you maximize property value within your budget.
During replacement, you might also have to pay more to bring your roof up to code. Building codes are in place to ensure the safety of occupants. If your roof doesn’t meet the standards set forth by the city, county or state, you risk damage to your home, injuries to your family and guests, and a fine from the government.
To ensure your roof stays within budget, it helps that you work with a reliable roofer from start to finish. When you need roof-related services, you don’t have to look any further than Gresham Roofing and Construction. We are a roofing contractor committed to providing you with top-quality roof repair and replacement. To get a roof estimate, call us today at (503) 492-7663. You may also fill out our contact form to request an estimate.