Re-roofing is on the list of top 10 things homeowners hate. It takes a lot of time, energy and of course, money. As much as you hate doing it, roof replacement is important and necessary for safety, and in the long run it will save you a lot of money.
Over the years, we have learned tips and tricks that can help you save money during the roof replacement process in Los Angeles, CA. So, if you are considering re-roofing or you already settled for it, keep reading and you’ll find out some easy ways that you can save money.The key to cost-effective roof replacement in Los Angeles is understanding the elements involved in the process. So, what does re-roofing entail in terms of categories?
- Disposal of the old roof
- New materials
Tip#1 – Assess before you buy
Most of your money will go to purchasing materials such as shingles, drip edges, coatings and so on, which means you really need to do your research before buying them. Roofs require a different amount of materials depending on their size. Ask your contractor to do the measurements and tell you exactly what you need and how much.
It’s better to buy less and then add if necessary then spend money only to discover that you didn’t need them. Just a side note, roofing materials are measured in roofing square which is 100 square feet.
Tip #2 – Research before you buy
This applies to both materials and labor. Different companies will give you different quotes so make sure you ask at least 5 to 10 companies for their price list before you settle for anything. Warranty and installation are additional bonuses for materials. A lot of roofing contractors also offer warranty. These companies should be on top of your list because they have additional value.
Tip #3 – Do re-roofing in winter or spring
Summer has the best weather conditions for roof replacement but if you are trying to save money then consider late winter or early spring. Roof contractors don’t have much demand in these seasons so, you might be able to get lower quotes on materials and labor.
Tip #4 – Recycle if possible
Try to reuse the materials from your old roof. Recycling is possible and not all parts of your roof are damaged to the core. Ask your Los Angeles roofing contractor to inspect your old roof and identify what can be used again. It’s a nice way of cutting disposal and material costs.
Tip #5 – Do it sooner rather than later
And my last tip for you is to get to the replacement as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the more damaged your roof gets and brings more expenses to the table. Make an appointment with Roof Repair Specialist to replace your roof in Los Angeles County today!