Regardless of how much you prepare your roof replacement budget, it’s still possible for additional costs to emerge along the way. In this article, Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc. shares some expenses that can unexpectedly increase your roofing costs.
Bringing Your Roof Up to Code
Your roof may have been compliant with old building codes, but these regulations may have changed over the years. During roof replacement, your contractor has to check whether your roof adheres to the new rules. Bringing your roof up to code will add to your expenses.
Pests and Mold
Particularly in humid regions of the country, mold and termite damage can add to your roof replacement. Whether you’re dealing with pests or mold, these problems must be addressed before new shingles can be installed.
Leaks and Rotten Plywood
Leaks in your roof can be hidden until the shingles are removed during roof replacement. This a big problem that can cause rot in rafters and other wood structures. If there is already extensive damage, the material and labor cost to replace these damaged components can quickly increase your roofing costs.
These are parts of the roof that are prone to leaks due to runoff areas that direct too much water to one place. Water traps also lead to faster wear on your shingles and other materials like siding or brick. If your contractor uncovers this issue, get ready for additional expenses because you need to have the problem fixed right away.
A roof replacement is a great opportunity to upgrade other components as well. For example, you can shift to low-maintenance gutters, improve your roofing ventilation or get a more durable type of roof underlayment. Discuss with your contractor how these and other options can be worked into your roof replacement. Your roofer can also help you decide what makes sense to maximize the value of your home while staying within budget.
At Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc., we’ll listen to your needs and provide you with the best solutions that meet your specifications and budget. Call us at (865) 688-2888 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.