Unexpected Roofing Costs You Need to Keep in Mind

As a homeowner, you probably don’t think about your roof that much so long as it does its job of keeping your home safe and dry. However, it’s important to be aware of its condition and know when it’s reaching the end of its expected lifespan. Even if you don’t need a full roof replacement now, you do need to prepare yourself financially for the overall cost of the project so that you’re ready when the time comes.

Unexpected Roofing Costs

To prepare for this major home improvement project, you should be aware of the telltale signs that indicate additional costs for your budget. Bone Dry Roofing – West shares below some of the most common ones to look out for.

Inner Roofing Deterioration

A typical roof replacement project usually involves tearing off the old roofing materials and placing new ones over the existing frame. However, the inner structure isn’t always intact as deterioration and other types of damage can be expected with an old roof. This is caused by factors such as hidden moisture leaks, pest infestation, excess weight capacity or simply wear and tear.

If your roof frame is determined to be too old or deteriorated, it must be replaced before installing the new materials. This eliminates any risk of collapse.

Hidden Leaks & Rot

Rotten plywood and leaks won’t always be visible until the workers tear off all the old roofing materials. The damage can be caused by faulty installation or gradual weather damage that allowed water to seep in. It must be replaced during the installation process before installing new materials. This can add to the overall costs of your roofing project as well, but it’s necessary to ensure a solid roofing system.

Water Traps

These are often caused by poor roof design and workmanship, and they’re hard to detect until a full tear-off takes place during the re-roofing process. They’re mostly found in places that are highly susceptible to leaks, such as valleys and eaves. Make sure they’re properly repaired or else you’ll end up with premature shingle deterioration and damage to the siding near the affected area as soon as your new roof is installed. This will result in repair costs and even lead to a premature roof replacement.

Bone Dry Roofing – West is one of the most reputable roofing contractors in Fort Collins, CO, and the surrounding communities. Call us today at (970) 364-7996 or fill out our online contact form to get started with your roofing project.

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