Unexpected Factors That Can Increase Your Roofing Expenses

One of the most effective ways to boost the value of your property is to replace an old or damaged roof. Improved aesthetic appeal and enhanced protection against the elements are some of its significant benefits. Since this is a major home improvement, it can be an expensive undertaking. Make sure to budget properly for the project and set aside a portion of your money for unforeseen circumstances that could affect your total bill.  

Unexpected Factors That Can Increase Your Roofing Expenses

Here are some of the unexpected issues that can increase the cost of your roof replacement.

Issues That Can Unexpectedly Increase Your Roofing Costs

  • Decking Problems
    All essential repairs must be done before installing your new roof. If the decking has been exposed to water, your contractor will have to replace it. If your decking is thin, it’s best to switch to a thicker material for improved moisture resistance. Roofers can only know the condition of the decking once they have removed the old shingles. 
  • Pests and Mold
    These must be removed before installing new shingles. Otherwise, your new roof will be prone to damage from animals, insects and mold growth.
  • Water Traps
    Roofing experts typically watch out for these leaky places because they cause water to be concentrated in one spot of your roofing. If your contractor discovers this issue, expect greater costs.
  • Roof Leaks
    These can cause considerable damage to your roofing system and the rest of your property. Remember that if your roof is severely damaged, you’ll likely pay more for materials and labor since other parts of your home may have already been affected, too.

How to Avoid This Dilemma

If the roof damage is not extensive, you have ample time to arrange for a roof replacement. This allows you to research and prepare for the roofing costs. Consult your roof repair and replacement contractors for the best course of action. If they have done a thorough inspection of your roofing, they should be able to report on your roof’s current condition and explain how certain issues can affect the cost of the replacement. Always ask for a written estimate so that you have a breakdown of the expenses you need to pay.

Choose Sterling Exteriors for your next roofing project! Call (513) 685-8055, or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation quote. We serve customers in Anderson Township, Milford and Newtown, OH.