For decades your roof may have been protecting your home. Keeping the weather outside while you’re safe and dry inside. Over time however it may be time to replace your home’s roof. After all, even the best roofing materials have their limits in terms of time. Installing a new roof can be expensive but there are some things that you can do in order to save money on roof replacement in Howell Michigan. We’ll go over some things you can do in order to save money on your new roof install and what they can mean to the end result of the project.
One of the most popular choices when it comes to roofing as far as materials go is a type of roofing called asphalt shingle roofing. Asphalt shingle roofing has been used for many decades and continues to provide a great way to cover your home at an economic price point as well. No matter what type of roofing you currently have on your home it is likely that asphalt shingles can be used to replace the current roof. The exception would be flat roofing. Most of the points below are targeted specifically for asphalt shingle roofing and the tips provided are for that specific roofing material.
There are two ways a new roof can be installed on your Howell Michigan home. the first method is called a shovel off or tear off. This method involves removing the old roofing materials which exposes the roof decking (wooden material located under roofing). Tear off roofing requires a lot of labor and debris removal costs but it does have advantages. Any problems with the roof can be corrected easily using this method. The second method is called re-roofing and it’s much less expensive. Re-roofing means you’ll leave the old roofing materials in place and simply install a new layer of roofing on top of the old roofing. Re-roofing requires much less labor and debris removal and can usually be completed quickly. There are some drawbacks to re-roofing and any imperfections in the roof may be exaggerated as well. It should be noted that not all homes can be re-roofed.
There are many different choices when it comes to roofing materials. With many styles and colors to choose from it can leave many home owners a bit confused. However, you can save money by choosing different materials for your roof. The quality of the materials will need to be considered. Obviously, you get what you pay for but there are times when you can use materials that are soon to be discontinued which have a lower price. Always consider the warranty on the roofing as a factor for quality.
Many roofs will start to show signs of failure long before they start leaking. This time can help you better negotiate a deal with your roofer. Being able to have your roof installed at the contractors time table can save money. Just be sure to have the roof completed quickly as to not leave your home exposed during the roof installation. If you don’t mind a Saturday installation of your home’s roof you may be able to save hundreds of dollars.
Although we’d love to install your new roof, one tip we’ve got to include is to get multiple quotes from roofing contractors. Having multiple quotes can help you better negotiate with contractors and it allows you to compare pricing. We try to beat any other roofing contractor in Howell Michigan so be sure to allow us to give an estimate on your project as well.
This tip goes much in line with the last tip. Sometimes dealing with a single contractor means you’ll be sold products you may not need. Your roof may not even need to be replaced. In order to get an idea of how well your roof is performing and if it actually needs to be replaced you’ll need to get a roof inspection.
Be sure to call Livingston Roof Pros today at 517-940-8770 to get a free estimate on your new roof installation. We also offer roof inspections on your home’s roof to help determine if you need a new roof and the options that may be available to you. Call today for more details!
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