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A new roof or extensive roofing repair can be quite expensive. Of course, the more that goes into the project, the more it will cost. Properly planning for such an expense can make the impact of the cost seem much less. Whether you have funds set aside for emergency home improvements or are planning for the expense by designating monthly savings, you will likely have a budget for your roofing project. 

A little planning can help make sure you stay within your budget. 

There are many factors that go into the cost of a new roof or the repair. Below are a few ways to make sure you stay within your budget, while still getting the roof you want for your home.

Work With A Professional

Many homeowners often think they can save a lot of money by performing DIY repairs or roof installations. While there are a few who may be capable of properly completing the project, most homeowners actually cannot. Attempting to complete a roof repair or installation and then discovering the need to hire a professional will cost nearly double.  

By working with a professional roofer, you will also get the added peace of mind of working with a trained specialist. Many undergo special manufacturer training and are licensed in their field. They also are required to carry insurance to protect you and their company from accidents. Stay under budget by hiring a professional.

Plan, Plan, Plan

Like we said before, there are many factors that go into the cost of a new roof or a repair. Talking through each aspect will help you and your roofing contractor stay under your designated budget. This can include the type of materials to be used, how long the project will take, and exactly what will be completed. 

Additional items to take into consideration to help you and your roofer plan are the pitch, size of the roof, and any damage. While it might be challenging to factor everything into the budget, a  roofer should know exactly what questions to ask and items to plan for. Be sure to factor in, or ask your roofer, any contingency plans for unexpected issues, damage, or material needs.

Changes Cost Money

One way to make a roofing project more expensive and push it outside of the budget is to make changes. For example, if you suddenly decide you want a metal roof after your contractor has started installing shingles, you are going to spend more money. Additionally, last minute changes cost even more because of the cost of rush shipping. 

The more change orders you authorize, the more your new roof or repair is going to cost. Also take into consideration the additional time changes will add to the project, which also comes with a cost. To avoid additional costs, stick to the plan you and your roofing contractor develop.

Financing Is An Option

Homeowners tend to not know they can finance their new roof or repairs. If you do not have the cash on hand to cover the costs or the damage exceeds what you have saved, consider financing. You might find that financing will work better and fit into your budget.

Talk with your roofing contractor about what your options might be. Other financing options include talking to a bank or utilizing a low interest credit card. If you are considering financing your roofing project, examine all of your options and choose the one that is best for you and your budget.

If you are looking for a professional roofing company in the East Valley, contact Craven Construction today. Our team is highly skilled at roof installation and repairs of all sizes and with every material. We are licensed and insured for your added peace of mind.

We also offer financing through Hearth and you learn more on our financing page. Call our office to speak with our roofing team and to schedule a FREE estimate for any repair or new roof installation. 

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About Craven Construction

Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over 19 years of residential and commercial experience, we are here to serve you and all of your roofing needs.

Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.