When setting up a budget for a roof replacement, it is crucial that you consider not only the costs of materials and labor but also the unexpected factors that can end up inflating your budget.
Your home might accidentally suffer from construction damage during the replacement, and it could end up costing you a whole lot more. Fortunately, there are preventive measures you can take to avoid such nightmare:
- Remove fragile wall hangings, furnishings and other possessions to prevent scratching or breaking them.
- Cover your garden with a tarp to fend off falling debris from the roofing.
- Relocate vehicles you might have near your home.
Generally, roof replacement involves replacing the outer roofing material, such as asphalt shingles. However, structural damage that can only be discovered once these roofing components are removed might compel you to spend more money on your roof than you initially projected. Common structural damage uncovered during roof replacement includes:
- Pest infestation
- Moisture leaks around flashing
- Rotted sheathing
- Extremely corroded metal
- Overloading damage due to frequent snow accumulation
Normally, a thorough inspection before the replacement can help you unearth hidden roof damage. Take note, however, that even a professional may only be able to uncover some forms of damage when roof replacement is already underway.
Building codes ensure the safety of your construction project and the welfare of the general public. If your roofing project fails to comply with relevant codes and regulations, you risk damage to your property, injuries to your household and a monetary fine from the local government. When you work with a reputable contractor, you can have peace of mind that they will follow necessary procedures and comply with building codes.
Let Timberland Exteriors install a roof that is strong and built to last on your home. Our team of skilled roofers is committed to providing excellent craftsmanship and customer service every step of the way to achieve 100% customer satisfaction. Call (651) 439-1760 (Maplewood) or (218) 849-6675 (Detroit Lakes) to get in touch with us. You can also fill out our online form.