When it comes to roofing restoration and other roofing projects, the old adage “hope for the best and prepare for the worst” certainly applies. A roofing contractor should give you a detailed estimate before the project begins, but unexpected costs can still crop up once the work is underway. Preparing for this will help ensure a smoother and less stressful roof project for you. Here are a few common causes of unexpected costs.
Bringing Your Roof Up to Current Building Codes
Your current roof may have been originally built to meet building codes that are now obsolete. If this is the case, your roof will need to be brought up to the new code. This is an added expense, but it’s not all bad news. Your new roof will be more energy-efficient, durable and sustainable than your old one.
Repairing Rotten Wood
Roof leaks can sometimes remain undetected until the shingles are removed during a roof replacement project. Even a small roof leak can cause damage to your rafters and other wood structures in your home. Your roofing contractor needs to repair this damage before your roof replacement can proceed, which can add to the cost of the project.
Removing Water Traps
Water traps are areas that are more prone to roof leaks. They are caused by a poor roof design that directs too much water to one place. Water traps need to be dealt with because they can damage your new shingles and make them fail prematurely.
You can rely on Quality One Roofing Inc for all your roof repair and other roofing needs. In our 20 years of business, we’ve completed countless successful roofing projects. Our company has a reputation for proper workmanship, great customer service and first-class products. All our employees undergo annual training to make sure that we provide our customers with the level of service they deserve. Call us at 888-301-ROOF (7663) to learn more about our services and products. You can also contact us here.