Every homeowner dreads the day they must get their roof repaired or, worse, replaced. As we all know, roofing materials and installation costs are not cheap. Add on emergency repairs or replacements, and it can leave your wallet hurting if you are ill-prepared for unexpected expenses. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce costs while still getting high-quality products and services that will provide for you and your family for years to come.
How to Save Money on Roof Repair Expenses
Research Companies & Estimates
Prior to accepting any bids for roofing repair or replacement, we highly advise researching your local companies and getting multiple estimates. Unfortunately, sleazy people will take advantage of trusting homeowners, swindling them out of money because they don’t know better.
To weed out those bad apples, we recommend asking friends, family, and trusted individuals you know for recommendations. Additionally, take the time to analyze reviews, investigate credentials, and do your due diligence before contacting a potential roofer. Once you have selected a few good options, ask for estimates for your project and see how they compare. Remember, you likely want to take the middle ground. Those who bid low will have hidden costs or shoddy work. At the same time, those who bid too high may not be worth what they say. The middle ground is often where reliable, hardworking, and honest roofing companies tend to sit.
Be Consistent in the Upkeep
One of the best ways to save money on repairs or replacements is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Most often, costly repairs and replacements occur when homeowners are unaware or procrastinate on a problem. By keeping up with regular maintenance, most repairs can be fixed before they become expensive. How often should that be?
Professionals recommend getting a roof inspection every year to identify potential problems and evaluate the overall condition of your roof. We recommend taking pictures of your roof at every review for reference.
Additionally, if your home has been put through a severe storm, caught debris from trees or other heavy or sharp pediments, or experienced a human error, it is always wise to do an extra check. You can then reference those pictures to see if anything looks out of the ordinary. If so, you would want a pro to come to take a look as well.
Aim for Roof Repairs in Slow Seasons
As with any company that relies on good weather to complete a task, they have off-season offers. Typically, roofing companies are the busiest from late spring until early fall. Depending on where you are located, you may be able to get a discount by getting your roof repaired or replaced outside of that time bracket. However, most roofing services require clear, dry days, so don’t wait for a discount if you’re worried the weather won’t hold. You always want to get significant repairs completed before snow hits!
See if Your Insurance Covers Roof Repairs
You may be surprised at what your home insurance will cover when it comes to roofing repair and replacement. Prior to paying for a service, we recommend speaking with your insurance company about your problem to see if part or all of it can be covered.
Additionally, if your roof has been damaged but is still under warranty, you may also get some kickback for repairs or replacements. We recommend investigating your policy thoroughly and calling a representative if you have any questions.
Expand Your Roof’s Lifespan with Shingle Treatment
Unfortunately, roofs don’t last forever. By year 10 of your 20-year roof, you may notice that the shingles are starting to look dry or worn out. Rather than pursuing an expensive replacement, you can expand their lifespans by years through proper care. If your asphalt roof has seen better days, you may want to consider the Roof Maxx® Shingle Treatment. The Roof Maxx® treatment seeps into dried-out shingles and rehydrates the asphalt with essential oil beads. This process restores flexibility, allowing the shingle to contract and expand easily without breaking. Additionally, this process reactivates the seal tabs on the shingles, helping to extend the waterproofing protection.
On average, the Roof Maxx® treatment will add an additional five years of life to a roof after the date of application. Plus, this isn’t a one-and-done deal. We want to ensure your roof is in proper working condition so that you get the biggest bang for your buck. Our service process includes a free detailed inspection to see where you may have underlying problems. Next, we offer roof maintenance services like fixing shingles, replacing nails, sealing storm collars, resecuring flashing, and installing new boot gaskets. After your roof is back in tip-top shape, we will complete the treatment application.
Get the Roof Maxx Shingle Treatment
If you want to add years of life to your roof, saving you thousands of dollars in expenses over time, you need the Roof Maxx® Shingle Treatment. Not only will you save money, but you will prevent wasting your time, from good materials ending up in the landfill, and the annoyance of replacing a roof too early! Call us today to get a free quote, or complete our contact form.