Setting up a budget is one of the most crucial aspects of investing in a new roofing system. For this, you should consider not only the cost of the materials and labor, but also certain factors that can unexpectedly increase the cost of your new roof.
When investing in a new roof, you don’t have to pick the same type of roof as your old one. In fact, you can either upgrade the whole roof or some of its components. For example, you may consider switching to low-maintenance gutters, better roofing ventilation or a more durable underlayment. These, however, will cost money, which is why you must include them when you obtain roof estimates.
2. Noncompliance to Building Codes
You may find yourself shelling out more money to bring your roof up to code, especially if the old one wasn’t installed according to the guidelines set by the local government. It’s likely that your old roof was noncompliant if:
- The code has changed years after your existing roof was installed.
- The previous homeowner made unauthorized alterations to your roof that isn’t up to code.
No matter the reason, it’s always good to have your current roof inspected by local roofing contractors to determine if the structure follows the local building codes.
3. Structural Damage
Your chosen contractors might uncover hidden structural damage while they remove the old roofing materials and components. This is highly likely if pests had infested your roof without your knowledge or your roof suffered long-term damage due to moisture or snow accumulation. Rotten wood, corroded metal and other signs of structural damage must be dealt with before the actual roof replacement can take place. These, however, will add up to the total cost of this project.
Trusted, local and proven – these are things you can expect when you work with Balken Roofing. We’re committed to providing you with quality roofing services that will leave you both satisfied and impressed. Call us now at (828) 628-0390, or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We’re excited to serve clients in Asheville, NC.