No matter what you’re doing to improve your home, you should always be ready for the unexpected. It’s important to save money in case there are any surprises when you take off your old roof. Things you didn’t plan for can increase the total cost of replacing your roof.
Here are unexpected factors that can increase the cost of your roof replacement project.
1. Mold and Leakages
Your roofer may notice structural deficiencies when replacing your roof. If you live in a humid location and haven’t had a roof check recently, mold and termite problems are likely. Leaks can go undetected until shingles are removed. Leaks can cause decaying plywood and other roof problems. Material and labor costs can increase if the damage is serious.
2. Upgrades or Alterations
Homeowners replace roofs to boost home values. Upgrades might help you sell your house by attracting more buyers. This involves enhancing roof and attic ventilation, installing quality gutters, and changing roofing material. These upgrades cost money, so consider them. If you get an estimate for a regular roof replacement and then add upgrades later, the cost may go up.
3. Seasonal Changes
Time and season affect your roof estimate. Many roofers issue limited-time roofing bids because labor rates can change. Roofing quotes may be invalid in five months as well. Try to replace your roof within the period specified. Otherwise, you may need a new roof replacement quote.
4. Structural Damage
While removing the old roof, your roofer may find hidden structural issues. Pests like rodents or insects may have infested your roof without your knowledge, or moisture has leaked through your damaged flashing and caused extensive damage to a large section of your roof. Rotten wood, corroded metal, and other structural issues must be repaired before replacing the roof. These add to the project’s cost.
5. Code Noncompliance
Building codes protect the public and your project. If your roofing project doesn’t follow code, you risk property damage, household injuries, and a penalty from the local authority. Working with a reputed contractor ensures they’ll follow processes and building codes.
Fields Roof Service, Inc. is one of Western Washington’s top roofing contractors. Since 1957, we’ve been assisting residential, commercial, and industrial customers with their roofing needs. We are dedicated to customer satisfaction and roofing excellence. Schedule your free quote now by calling us at (253) 852-4974 or filling out our online form.