Having a roof replaced is an inevitable event every homeowner will have to go through. Given the materials and the importance of the roofing system, it rarely comes cheap.
Since this part of the house serves as your first line of defense against various harsh elements, it’s important to have a budget ready once you have to face the inevitable. Here, Pittsburgh’s trusted roofing contractor, Knox’s Construction, shares a few tips to help you prepare your roof replacement budget.
Outline the Costs
If your roof is approaching its 15th year, it’s time to set aside some money to replace it. Take note of the materials that will be used, the size and the pitch of your current roof and an estimate of the project duration—all these are factors that will affect your budget. Knox’s Construction can give you a free estimate of your roofing project.
We’ve come a long way from the asphalt shingles of yesteryear. There’s a variety of roofing materials available nowadays, each with its own pros and cons. Read up and don’t be afraid to ask questions. You may also want to research gutters, as well. Our team of experienced roofers would be more than glad to assist you.
Set Aside an Emergency Fund
It’s highly recommended to prepare for the worst when you’re setting up a budget, since more often than not, roofers end up finding other problem areas aside from the roof that needs fixing. Ask your roofer about potential issues that may arise while they’re working on your roof. Gutters and siding replacement are the usual causes of delay, so if you can set aside an extra 20% for that, things should go as smoothly as planned.
Knox’s Construction is composed of highly skilled and well-versed roof, gutter and siding replacement and installation experts committed to ensuring your roof fits the vision you have for your home. Reach us at (724) 941-8219 to learn more about our services. We serve Cranberry and other nearby PA communities.