No matter how well-made the roof of your home or business may be, wear and tear from weather and time can take a toll on the property. Eventually, your roof may require more extensive repairs, if not a complete replacement. But replacing your roofing while on a budget means you have to be selective about your approach in order to get the best value for your money. You want to make sure you’re using quality tools and materials, but don’t want to cut corners. Doing so can result in further, more expensive repairs down the road.
The process may seem intimidating, but these simple suggestions can break it down for you. When building a new roof on a budget, you’ll want to keep the following things in mind:
Choose Quality Materials
The most common roofing materials include asphalt, slate, and metal, but there are pros and cons associated with each. Choosing the right material for your home will require a bit of research: how much does each square foot of material cost? Does the style match your home or business’ aesthetic? Do the materials and style structure meet state and county guidelines?
Roofing materials are typically sold in squares, and the total cost can be determined by multiplying the price by the square footage. You’ll want to purchase a bit extra material as well, in case of mistakes or repairs.
Design an Outline
You don’t just want to “wing it” when it comes to roofing. A detailed outline for a successful project includes not only the cost of all the materials, but the cost of contractors, how to dispose of debris, how the material will fit the structure of your property, as well as the size of the squares you’re using.
Your outline should include a list of detailed steps in order to make sure that nothing is left out. It may be helpful to follow the original blueprint for your property if you can access it.
Be Prepared for Complications
As with any house project, complications can come up that you may not have foreseen when you designed your outline. If adjustments or repairs are needed, your budget may have to be amended to accommodate them. Such issues can result in scheduling delays.
It’s best to anticipate the cost of potential complications before starting the project: inclement weather, a shortage of materials, or a misstep when applying the roofing materials.
Hire a Roofing Company
The best way to prevent any unexpected issues with your roofing project, or to get the best value for your budget, is to hire a professional contractor to complete the project for you.
Professional roofers not only have the foresight to anticipate any complications, they also know how to stay on budget without sacrificing quality. The proper certification, training, and experience can give you the confidence to know that your money will be well spent on a quality job done.
ABC Roofing Corp. is a family owned and operating roofing company in South Florida. We have been repairing rooftops for 30 years now, and our reputation for loyalty, commitment, and quality is well-earned. From Jupiter to South Miami, our customer testimonials and successful fulfillment of state building codes makes us a trusted name in the roofing business.
Our company has served multiple businesses, from realtors to industrial properties, in addition to homeowners like you. Our process includes any necessary repairs, even a full roof replacement if necessary. Whatever your roofing needs, our team of architects and engineers will work with you closely to ensure complete satisfaction and a job well done.