Posted on: 28 August 2023Share
Your roof is very important for the protection of your home. As such, you don't really want to skimp when investing in a new roof. You want to ensure the roof is made and installed well so that it can adequately keep your home dry and protected from the elements. But that does not mean there aren't ways to spend less on a roof replacement. Here are some responsible ways to save on your new roof without compromising too much on quality.
Schedule your replacement for the fall or spring
Summer is the peak season for many roofing companies. Since roofing companies are so busy, they sometimes charge a bit more during this season. If you instead schedule your roof replacement for the spring or fall, the roofers may offer a more affordable rate because they are trying to bring in business. You may also have a chance to get more quotes from different moving companies in the spring or fall, which means you can choose the most affordable company.
Pick a generic shingle color
Uniquely colored shingles are all the rage these days, but they sometimes come at a higher cost than standard gray or black shingles. Gray and black shingles offer just as much protection for your home as colored ones. So, if you need to save on roofing, these generic colors are the way to go. Sticking with generic colors may also mean your roofer is able to use a different brand that costs less. (Not all brands make colorful shingles, but most make gray and black.)
Ask to keep your vents
Roofers often replace roof vents when they replace a shingle roof. However, these vents are usually made from stainless steel, and they can last several roof cycles if you want them to. Ask your roofer to leave the current vents in place as long as they are in good shape. This may save you a few hundred dollars if you have a roof with a lot of vents. You can also ask the roofer to reuse the flashing if desired. It is also made from metal and lasts longer than shingles.
By keeping your old vents and flashing, scheduling your roof replacement wisely, and picking a generic shingle color, you can reduce the cost of your roof replacement.
Contact a roofing company in your area to learn more ways to get an affordable roof replacement.