Home ownership is expensive. It seems like there's always something in need of repair or maintenance, and none of it is cheap. A roof replacement can cut deeply into your savings. At Advantage Roofing, we do everything we can to keep costs down, and we pass those savings on to the homeowner. We also offer GreenSky Financing, so our customers don't have to come up with the whole cost of roof replacement up front. Still, there's no getting around the fact that a new roof costs thousands. Here are a few suggestions on how to save money on roof replacement.
Don't Put it Off
It's kind of like going to the dentist. You put off an unpleasant task because you dread the hassle and the expense. You ignore that little voice in your head that keeps telling you to schedule an expert.
If you know your roof needs help, putting off a roofing evaluation could cost you more in the long run. You could have leaks you don't know about causing damage you can't see. It's more expensive to replace rotted decking and support materials. Replace your roof when it starts to decline so all you have to pay for is the new roof.
Research Roofing Contractors
You can probably find someone to give you a cheaper up-front quote than we will at Advantage Roofing. However, they could cost more in the long run. Cheap roofing materials don't last as long. Inexperienced roofers make expensive mistakes. Also, if they're new at what they do, they don't have the years of experience bidding jobs.
With us, you know what you can expect to pay up front. We'll also talk with you about factors that could increase that cost, like if we uncover hidden issues when we tear off shingles.
You also need a licensed, bonded and insured roofing contractor. We train for safety and we take every precaution to protect your property, but we also carry coverage that protects you in case something does go wrong. That's not the case with everyone who calls him or herself a roofer. If an uninsured contractor breaks your window, drops materials on your vehicle or sues you for an injury, the cost of your roof increases drastically.
Use Your Insurance
Your homeowner's insurance policy might cover some or all of the cost of your roof replacement. If damage didn't occur because of neglect, contact your agent after your roofing evaluation. Damage from hail, wind, storms or other attack by mother nature is almost always covered.
We regularly work with homeowners to save money on roof replacement by filing on their homeowner's insurance. You pay that money so you're covered when something happens. It makes sense to use it.
Get Expert Advice
If you're keeping a nervous eye on your roof wondering how you're going to afford a new one, why not call for a roof evaluation? You may have a little time left, and it will give you peace of mind to know your options. We'll take a look at your roof, tell you about how much time is left on the clock and give you an idea what a replacement will cost. We'll walk you through pricing for different replacement options and tell you if you can reasonably expect to file on your insurance. If that's a possibility, we'll even meet with your adjuster when he or she comes to investigate your claim.
It doesn't cost a thing to have a roof analysis. Schedule it online or call us at 866-454-7882.