Your roof will need to be replaced after 15 – 20 years. Severe weather, winds, rain, and snow will surely leave some visible traces on its structure and all you need to do is think about the best possible way to replace your ‘house’s crown. When you start thinking about the entire process of the roof replacement, neither statistics nor your kind neighbors are reliable guides to rely on. DNB Construction LLC shared some hints for you to spend less and get more during the roof replacement process.
Since the prices of the roof replacement may significantly vary, here is what you should take into consideration in the process of professional roof replacement:
- the house’s location
- materials that are going to be used
- roof’s dimensions
- the roofing company that you choose
Here is the flow of the recommended roof replacement procedure:
- Pre-plan everything
The moment you opt for the roof replacement, be patient and pre-plan every activity. This signals that you have to think about the complexity of your roof and its size. So, think about the amount of the needed materials for your roof before you opt for particular roofing contractors. Knowing these details, your estimates will be consistent and competitive pricing encouraged. When you talk with the roofing company disposal fees and installation are included in the estimate. Also, remember the term ‘roofing square’ which refers to that one ‘square’ equals 100 square feet of roofing material.
- Be wise and shop around
Visit several roofing companies and check references before hiring any of them. Notice that low bids may signal subpar work, and ask for the warranty on installation and materials. Remember that your roofing company has to be a certified and adequately insured one.
- Time of the roof replacement matters
Don’t remember that roofers have a lot of work during summer and fall. So, carefully you’re your roof replacement in other seasons, such as winter or spring. The prices may be significantly lower and you may also get an off-season discount.
- Think about your insurance
If the roof’s damage is not caused by neglect, the homeowner’s insurance will cover it. There are cases when an insurer pays all or a part of the replacement costs after the hailstorm.
- You can do some work by yourself
If you have time and necessary equipment, remove old or damaged shingles. This will help cut costs prior to the professional roofers’ arrival. However, talk about that with your roofers before they come. Notice that it may be a dangerous and backbreaking business. You can also think about the disposal of the old roof materials on your own when the process of roof replacement ends.
The roof replacement is a serious procedure and the help of a well-organized and knowledgeable team of roofers is inevitable. Call us at (301) 362-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.