We get it. Replacing your roof can give you some serious sticker shock. However, if your roof is water-damaged or just old, putting off this essential task can lead to water leaking inside your home, which in turn leads to serious property damage or even health problems. To avoid even higher costs over time, it’s best pay for a new roof before the damage is done.
Here’s how you can budget for a new roof:
Get an accurate, free estimate from a professional roofer
First things first: Contact a professional roofer to assess the current state of your roof and get an estimate. Remember that a good roofer will not charge for an estimate and will work with you to stay within budget. Avoid roofers that use tactics like storm chasing, in which roofers go door to door after a storm and pressure customers to book without doing their research or assessing the damage.
Create a savings plan
Once you get an estimate, add 10 percent to account for unforeseen costs and inflation. Then, figure out how much you’ll need to save each month.
Cut back on unnecessary expenses
Try bringing your coffee from home instead of swinging by the coffee shop each day, eat out less often and consider skipping other big-ticket items like vacations. Remember, it will all be worth it when you have a new roof over your head!
Looking for a professional roofer who will install a high-quality roof at a price you can afford? Contact Roof Smith to learn more about our finance options and to set up a free consultation today. We are looking forward to working with you!