Your roof is far from invincible and will eventually require maintenance and repair. Since the roofing structure tends to be the most expensive part of the house to maintain, address or replace, it’s imperative that you budget your project correctly.
In this post, AIC Roofing and Construction discusses tips to keep in mind to that end.
Materials Affect the Budget
The roofing material you’ll be using for your project will be one of the biggest drivers of overall price. Asphalt shingles, for example, tend to be among the more inexpensive roofing materials despite offering high durability and weather tolerance. Premium roofing materials such as tile and slate, on the other hand, are pricier.
Think of the Long-Term Value of the Roofing Material
Even though you’re looking at the upfront price of the roofing material, don’t let it define your choice. Rather, look at the long-term value it will bring to your home. Metal roofs may be more expensive than asphalt, but with its longer service life and low-maintenance properties, it’s more cost-efficient in the long run.
Budget for the Unexpected
Additionally, allocate some funds for unexpected costs. For example, when you replace an old roof, you’ll often have to do address structural problems first before installing the new one. By preparing extra cash for small repairs, you won’t dash your budget, plan and schedule.
Stay on Track
Finally, try to stay on track with your roofing projects. It’s tempting to suddenly change plans, especially when you see an option that you think is better. Keep these as backup ideas, and focus on finishing your original roofing schedule so you don’t go over your budget.
AIC Roofing and Construction offers complete roofing services. Give us a call and we’ll be glad to assist you with all your roofing concerns. We proudly service all of central Kentucky!
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