A roof repair or replacement is not an easy job to tackle. Not only does it disrupt your day-to-day routine, but it also requires a lot of time and money to complete. In some instances, unexpected issues that can upset your budget may arise. This is why it is important to establish an emergency fund when budgeting for roofing.
Here are some unexpected costs of roofing projects.
Water is the number one enemy of most roofing structures. Sometimes, water damage can go unnoticed until all the shingles are removed during a complete tear-off. Leaks, for example, can compromise your underlayment and even rot the wood making up your decking. When discovered, you will have no choice but to replace the affected areas, which can inflate the overall cost of your project.
Pest and Mold
Mold growth and pest infestation are the leading cause of some of the most expensive roof repairs. These issues need to be addressed before a new roof can be installed on your property, and mitigating them adds a handsome fee to the final bill of your project.
During a shingle roof installation, the roofer may recommend making a few upgrades to your roofing system. These could include adding insulation, improving ventilation or replacing the gutters. As with other things, these additional charges would cost you a lot more than initially expected.
Bringing the Roof Up to Code
Codes are ever-changing; and while your roofing structure may have been up to code during its construction, it may no longer be today. Any dependable roofer who discovers this will have to bring your roof up to code for safety and sustainability purposes. But while this is the best course of action, it will translate to higher costs.
Hershey Exteriors installs and maintains asphalt shingles, metal roofs, cedar roofs and more. Our team is committed to providing transparent service and top-quality workmanship at reasonable prices. Contact (302) 569-9039, or fill out our online form to get in touch with us.