There are multiple factors that can impact your overall roof replacement costs. Some of these may be unexpected and beyond your control. To avoid getting shocked by these additional expenses, you should prepare for certain scenarios and include a buffer in your roofing budget.
Here are some common issues that can blow your roofing budget.
Noncompliance With Building Code
If you’re replacing an old roof that does not meet your current local building code, you will need to make the necessary changes so that your new roof is compliant with local regulations. The extra work will definitely add to your project’s total cost. But on the bright side, installing a new roof that meets building standards can help improve your home’s safety, energy efficiency and sustainability.
Mold and Termite Damage
Most of the time, this issue occurs in humid areas of the country. To prevent the problem from getting worse, the damage needs to be addressed before the installation of the new shingles. Remember that repairing the damage caused by mold growth and termite infestation means additional expense.
Leaks and Rot
Both of these issues can cause extensive damage to your home’s rafters and other wood structures when left unaddressed. In cases like this, the material and labor cost for the wood replacement can increase your roofing cost by hundreds of dollars.
When runoff areas direct water to one place, it creates water traps and makes your roof prone to leaks. This also results in the deterioration of your shingles, siding and other building materials. Addressing water traps during roof replacement can significantly affect your budget.
During a roof replacement project, many homeowners upgrade other roof elements at the same time. These enhancements include switching to low-maintenance gutters, improving roof ventilation and/or choosing more durable roof underlayment material. Of course, all of these upgrades have an impact on your overall expenses.
Do you need help with your roof replacement project? Discuss your goals and specifications with our experts at Crown Roofing LTD. We are here to provide you with quality roofing solutions while staying within your budget. To schedule an appointment, call (604) 370-6288, or fill out our contact form.