Choosing a cheap roof and saving money on a roof replacement are two entirely different things. The key difference is that, on the latter, you don’t compromise on the quality and performance of your roof. In this blog, residential roofing contractor My Roofing shares tips on how to save money on your roof replacement project.
Do Your Homework — Having a detailed knowledge about the roofing system (or systems, if you’re considering more than one type) can help you make informed decisions when it’s time to make your choice. In addition to the average cost of roofing materials, options that may prolong your roof’s service life can help you with its lifetime cost and insurance premiums.
Research Your Contractor — The right roofing contractor doesn’t just install quality roofing, but also helps you in making sure it will only require small repairs. Roofing wear and tear is inevitable, but regular roofing inspections, scheduled maintenance and timely roof repair helps keep it to a minimum. While keeping your roof maintained does cost money, consider the alternative: neglected roofs cost more to repair, which might not be covered by warranty.
Use Your Warranty and Insurance Coverage — Make it a point to read through and understand what is covered by your roofing warranty and insurance coverage. In the event of a storm, knowing who to call and who is responsible can save you time and money. Generally, roofing warranty takes precedence over insurance coverage, so if your roof is still under warranty, you should first call your roofing contractor.
Invest in a Roofing System With a Long Life Span — As we have touched upon earlier, the savings do not stop at the upfront cost. It’s the same reason why you’re investing in energy-efficient appliances: you want to save money over time. The longer the roof life span is, the lower the average life cycle cost will be. Just by switching from asphalt shingles to metal doubles the life span of your roof. The upfront cost may be higher, but considering that metal roofs require less maintenance and sustain less damage when hit by a storm, you’re looking at potential savings over time.
My Roofing is your leading provider of asphalt shingle and metal roofing systems. Give us a call at (817) 912-5500 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.