When the snow starts to melt, and you notice that melted water has begun to leak into your home, it’s time to call in a roofer. Depending on how bad the damage is and how bad last winter affected your roof may determine the repairs. If the situation is dire enough you may want to think about getting a roof replacement. Reroofing a home is not cheap and could eat into your savings, but we will help you start budgeting for your spring roof repair or replacement with these tips.
Start With An Outline
When starting your roof repairs or roof replacement, it’s a good idea to start with an outline and stick to it. Here you will go over your budget, roof size, pitch, materials needed, and a cost estimate. These factors will help determine the rough cost and duration of the roofing project required.
Find The Right Contractor
First, it’s best to find the right roofing contractor in your area. At South Peak Roofing & Exteriors, we have the skill and know-how to get the job done right with no corners cut. We have been in the business for decades. We can provide you with certified installation, maintenance and inspection, a long list of quality products, the highest level extended warranties and a job well done.
Once you’ve decided to give us a call for your roofing needs, we will first come out to inspect your roof to see what the damage is. Typically, if a roof is 15 years old, a replacement will be necessary right away or in the near future. So, if you’re experiencing multiple leaks and have an older roof, a full replacement is the best route to take. However, we will give you a free roofing estimate to determine what repairs need to be done to help you figure out your budget.
Once you’ve received your roof inspection and know what you’re dealing with in terms of roof repairs or replacement, it’s a good time to start budgeting for your spring roof repairs or replacement. Since roof work is a significant investment, the budget you select will help you determine your roofing materials and design if a replacement is needed.
It is also crucial to set aside a little extra cash for the unexpected. Things like mould, pest damage, or rotted wood could set you back a little more to get it fixed. Or since you’re already getting a new roof or significant repair, you decide to upgrade other areas of the home. You may want to consider improving ventilation, updating gutters and downspouts, siding replacement, or anything in between.
You can also use this step to decide on financing options if you so choose. South Peak Roofing & Exteriors has a finance option set up directly on our website so that you can qualify with ease in a matter of seconds.
Set A Schedule
With your budget set, inspection done, and materials picked, it good to set a schedule for your project. Lock in a time for the roofers to come and start your roofing project. It’s better to get the work done sooner rather than later. You wouldn’t want a springtime flash rain or hailstorm to catch you off guard as typical Alberta weather tends to. Once scheduled, you can start to prepare for the project.
Prepare Your Home
Make sure you prepare your home for renovations. Lay drop cloths on furniture and move carpets out of the way. You can never be too sure in southern Alberta if a flash storm will occur while the roofers are working. Therefore, it’s best to take the necessary steps. You don’t want to end up with more damage and repairs, but this time inside your home.
Benefits Of Replacing Your Roof This Spring
Now that you’re budget’s set for your roof repairs or replacement, you may be asking why get this work done? There are many reasons to get your roof fixed this spring and we can reassure you of these benefits.
Your Roofs Lifespan Is Reset
You will have less stress knowing your roof is fully functional. It’s now one less thing on your list to take care of. You can rest assured knowing your roof will protect you and your family for a long time now. Your roof’s longevity is assured for up to 50 years now, depending on the upgrade you opted for and knowing we have the best roofing warranties guaranteed.
Improve Value And Look Of Your Home
Getting a full roof replacement or even a notable repair refreshes your home’s look and curb appeal. An upgrade is always welcome and will likely increase the value of your home for years to come if you ever decide to move.
More Energy Efficient
As time goes on, your roof becomes less and less durable, causing it to become less energy efficient. When things aren’t sealed up properly, it can cost you and the environment quite a bit. By repairing your roof or replacing it, you are sealing off air leaks in your roof and attic, in turn saving you money on your heating or air conditioning bills and lowering the impact it has on the environment.
If these helpful tips for budgeting for spring roof repairs or a roof replacement aren’t enough to get you to call South Peak today for your free roofing estimate, maybe the benefits that come with a roof repair or replacement will. We have years of job experience in the roofing industry and are trusted by many loyal clients in Southern Alberta for any roofing job that comes our way.