A roof repair or replacement involves significant costs. Despite all the research and preparations you do, you may still have to deal with unexpected issues, resulting in additional expenses.
Here are some of the most common hidden roofing costs.
Meeting Building Codes
Chances are your decades-old roof doesn’t meet current building codes. While bringing your roof up to code will improve your home’s energy efficiency, it will be an added expense.
Pests & Mold
Mold and termite damage can increase your roofing costs. You’ll need to address these issues before having your roof replaced.
Improper Roof Design
Many homeowners are not aware of water traps until the roofing work begins. Water traps are areas that are susceptible to leaks due to runoff areas that direct excess water to one place. They can also cause your roof and siding to wear out faster. Expect your roofing contractor to include costs to mitigate water traps if they uncover this problem.
Leaks & Rot
Sometimes, leaks go undetected until the old roofing shingles are removed. Leaks can result in rot in rafters and other wooden components of your roof. The material and labor costs can significantly increase if there is serious damage.
Some people see a roof replacement as an opportunity to increase their home’s value. You may wish to upgrade your gutters, roofing ventilation and roof underlayment. Discuss how you can integrate these upgrades into your project with your contractors. They can help you determine which features will increase the value of your home while staying on budget.
For high-quality home improvement services, turn to Jeff Woods Construction. We are an experienced roofing company that also offers roofing, additions, remodels, generators and more. Call us a (931) 231-8889, or complete our online form to schedule a free in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in Crossville, TN, and nearby areas.