GLENDALE’S AWARD WINNING ROOFER IN 11385:
ROOF REPLACEMENT 101:
- Budget and specifications – A roofing project is a very intricate and costly endeavor. Depending on your contractor and material selection, an average roof replacement will probably cost around $5,000. Before jumping into the decision of replacing your roof, familiarize yourself first with the costs and the technicalities you will need to discuss with your contractor. Know the materials and equipment you need before deciding. Make sure your pocket is as ready as you are before going through this renovation project. During the process, you may also encounter additional costs from time to time, so make sure you have enough back-up funds for these possibilities too.
- Is there anything else in the house that requires major renovation – Before replacing the entire roof, you need to have a systematic timeline first. Are you planning on renovating other parts of the house too? If this is the case, make sure you do not execute both plans at the same time. The thing about roof replacement is that it will be difficult to do it while another major renovation is taking place inside the house. Not only is this physically difficult for you and the contractor, it will also be hazardous. Plan ahead and make sure you finish replacing the roof before doing anything else inside the house.
- Time of the year – Lastly, do the replacement during that time of the year when it will be easiest to work on it. This is an important consideration for homeowners in areas with extreme weather changes like the ones that exist in my hometown on the border of Queens & Long Island. Does it rain a lot in your area? Does it snow a lot during the winter? Do summers last long enough? Consider the most feasible conditions for the roofers to work on your house. Not only will the weather be an important factor in determining how safe the construction will be, but on how much time it will take for the project to finish. Weather is a major cause of delay, so plan that roofing replacement properly and schedule the construction during that time of the year when it will be most feasible.
Much like any other renovation project that will cost you quite a bit, you will want your roofing project to be completely worth it, right? No successful roof replacement project ever goes through without proper planning and rationalizing. It is crucial that homeowners understand what they need to think about first before finalizing and major renovating decisions. Crunch those numbers and find the best solution most fitting your situation.