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4 Tips for Reducing Roof Replacement Costs

It’s rare for a roofer to climb on top of your house and say you need to replace the roof. This is usually the last option, and it only happens when the roof shows so many signs of damage that it’s not salvageable. Depending on the material you choose, the cost can climb as high as $40 to $50 per square foot. With our money-saving tips, you can easily lower the cost of your new roof.

1. Consider Sticking to the Same Material

You may feel tempted to switch to a new type of roof or a new material. Any changes you make, though, will add to the overall price. It costs more to replace asphalt shingles with metal panels or clay tiles. Not only will the roofers need to change or replace the underlayment, but they’ll also need to use new parts to secure the shingles, panels, or tiles.

On the other hand, switching from an expensive material to an affordable one might be a better choice for you. It would help you save on any future repairs you might need.

2. Choose the Right Time of Year

The chances are good that you see more roofers out and about during the late spring through the early fall. This is the busy season for roofers. If you call to schedule an appointment, you might wait weeks before they can come by. Any work you need during the busy season will also cost more. If you can wait until mid-fall through early spring when they have less work, you can usually save money.

3. Check Your Insurance Policy

Now is a good time to pull out your insurance policy and see if it covers a replacement roof. Your policy will cover the roof if you need a new one for reasons listed in the policy. This includes storm damage that rips off the underlayment and tears off the shingles. You can also call the insurer and ask for help. The company will send an adjuster to inspect the roof and determine if your policy covers it. If insurance covers the cost, you just need to pay your deductible.

4. Compare Estimates

You wouldn’t buy the first car you saw on the lot without making sure you got a good deal. Don’t assume that the first roofer you talk to offers the best deal, either. We usually recommend that our clients get quotes from multiple roofers and compare them to make sure we offer the best price. The estimates you get need to include the underlayment, shingles, and any other parts the roof needs, along with the labor costs.

A new roof is the key to keeping your home safe and secure. Comparing prices, checking with your insurer, using the same material (or possibly a less expensive one), and knowing when to schedule the work can all help you save on a replacement roof.

Call Washita Roofing & Construction to obtain a roof replacement quote for your Norman, OK home, and start saving.