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Preparing Your Roof Replacement Budget

Replacing your residential roofing is probably one of the most expensive home improvement projects you’ll ever do, so you need to make it count and prepare your finances. But how do you exactly prepare your budget for such a big undertaking? Read on as Perfect Exteriors of Minnesota, Inc. discusses more.

Roof Replacement Budget

Hire a Professional

It’s tempting to do the roof replacement on your own, especially if you feel that you’re skilled enough. Roof replacement, however, is tricky and dangerous work; a complete replacement, for example, requires you to invest a lot of money in equipment and materials, which further stretches out your budget. In the end, hiring a professional may actually require a smaller budget than doing it yourself.

Hiring our professional roofers gets you the peace of mind that your roof replacement will be done perfectly the first time around. We also have access to superior materials that you can’t buy at general stores, and at better prices, too.

Pick Your Materials Wisely

The main thing that drives up the cost of roof replacements is the material used in the roofing itself, so make sure you pick your materials wisely. While it might be more economical to go with cheaper roofing materials, you must consider their short-term and long-term value.

Metal roofing may be more expensive than asphalt shingles, but it has double the operating life span and better physical and elemental resistance. This means that although metal roofs have a higher upfront price tag, they have significant long-term value since they last longer and require less maintenance and repair work.

Give Yourself an Allowance

In cases when the roof is very old, we might have to do some repair work on the actual roof structure before installing the new roofing. So, expect the unexpected and give yourself a bit of an allowance on your budget in the event that your roof requires repair work first.

Give us a call at (763) 271-8700 for a free inspection and estimate. We install and replace residential roofing throughout Elk River, MN, and other parts of Minnesota.