A roofing project is rarely inexpensive because of the manpower, quality materials and time you’ll need to get it done correctly. This is especially true of roof replacement. But that doesn’t mean you can’t save a little money along the way. AIC Roofing and Construction shares tips on reducing costs on your next roof replacement without sacrificing quality.

Research on the Materials

You must always coordinate with your contractor and make sure every transaction is accounted for to prevent surprise charges during the construction of your new roof.

You should then dedicate at least an hour of your time every day to research the materials you’ll need for your roofing project. This allows you to view different price ranges and strategies to fully prepare your budget and potentially use ones which allow you to save up.

Deciding on Overlay vs. Replacement

An overlay means putting new shingles on top of your old ones for minimizing labor costs, effort and materials. Although it may save you quite a bit, you should proceed with caution since it’s not exactly fit for every roofing system. Be sure to consult the experts to determine the best course of action.

Schedule the Replacement During the Off Season

The busy season for roof replacement occurs during late summer and fall. However, having your roof project done during the time when many roofing contractors are in demand wouldn’t lessen the budget you’ve prepared. To reduce costs, you could have your roof replacement done during late winter or spring to yield lower prices or score off-season discounts.

AIC Roofing and Construction offers a wide range of services to satisfy all your home improvement needs. There are no roofing issues we cannot solve. Call us for more information. You can also fill out our contact form to request a free project estimate. We serve homeowners across central Kentucky, including Louisville, Lexington, and Richmond.


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