Your roof is your primary defence against the weather outside. It keeps you safe and comfortable and protects the structural integrity of your home. Whether you need to take care of a simple repair job or have a full roof replacement, the costs can add up quickly. Here are five tips for saving money on your roofing repairs without compromising on quality.
Determine whether you need a repair or a replacement
Replacing your entire roof involves removing and safely disposing of the existing roof and insulation. You’ll also need to assess the state of the deck, install a new roof and ensure that your ventilation and insulation are working together to keep your home free from moisture and pests.
A repair, on the other hand, may simply consist of replacing damaged shingles or installing a new layer of shingles over top of the existing ones.
Choose your contractor carefully
Shop around until you find a fair price from a reliable roofing company. Visit their website to make sure that they’re accredited. Check online reviews as well as their standing with the Better Business Bureau. Ask for references and talk to friends and neighbours to find out if they can recommend someone they’ve worked in the past.
When your roof is approaching the end of its useful life, usually between 20 and 30 years, start planning to replace it as soon as you can. That way you'll give yourself enough time to find a reliable contractor. Schedule an appointment in the off-season when labour costs are lower and get multiple quotes to ensure you the best value for your money.
Invest in the long run
When it comes to roofing, it’s essential to consider the long-term and opt for high-quality materials and workmanship. Choosing low-cost labour and low-quality materials could spell trouble down the road. A poorly installed roof can lead to leaks, which damage your roof, your walls, your insulation and your belongings.
Insulate for monthly savings
A well-maintained roof will help protect your home from the elements, but it might not be optimized for maximum energy savings. Be sure to opt for professional attic insulation to protect your investment and keep your home safe, dry and free from pests and moisture buildup.
Reliable contracts in Southern Ontario
For more information about how to reduce your roof repair or roof replacement costs, visit Reitzel Insulation. We’ve proudly provided Southern Ontario with friendly and professional insulation installation since 1972. Contact us today to learn more about our services or find the office nearest to you.