After protecting you from years’ worth of the elements, your roof is bound to suffer from wear and tear and require replacement; however, this isn’t a cheap project. Depending on where you live, which materials you use, and the complexity of your roof, you can expect to pay anywhere from $6,000 to $20,000.
Fixing your roof doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. If you take the time to do your research and shop around, you can finish your next Marietta roofing project without going over budget.
Learning the basics of roofing will help you understand what you need in a replacement and how to identify a reasonable deal. It will also help you determine what’s included in the estimate. Moreover, if you’re consulting with a roofing contractor, remember that the estimate likely includes installation and disposal fees.
Before talking to contractors, you should also know the size, dimensions, and materials of your current roof. These details will help you estimate the average and ideal prices of a roof of your size and type and encourage competitive pricing.
When it comes to saving money on your roof replacement, there are two aspects of timing you should consider. The first aspect is to replace your current roof early—if you still can, of course. Though replacing a roof is an inherently expensive project, waiting to get a year or two more out of a worn roof or until significant signs of damage appear can end up costing you more.
The second aspect to consider is the time of the year. Contract roofers are often busiest in the late summer and fall when the weather is ideal. Scheduling a roof replacement during the off-season when business is slow may yield lower prices and discount roofing services.
Getting quotes from several local roofing companies will help you get an idea of a reasonable price and choices that will fit your budget the best. Before hiring one though, be wary of incredibly low bids, as they may represent future subpar work. You should also confirm that they offer warranties and are licensed and insured.
If your roof damage is due to recent storms, debris, or extreme winds rather than everyday wear and tear, you may qualify to have your insurance cover the cost of replacement. However, you should always call a roofing expert before contacting your insurance company. An experienced roofing inspector will examine the damage to determine whether it justifies an insurance claim and whether such a claim would be successful.