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3 Tips For Saving Money On Your Roofing Replacement

Ashley Hart

Sometimes the need for a roof replacement can take you by surprise. If you need a new roof right away, your budget might not be ready for the expense. If your roof was damaged in a storm, your homeowner's policy might pay for the roofing replacement. If you have to pay all by yourself, you might be looking for ways to cut costs. Here are some ideas.

1. Buy Three-Tab Asphalt Shingles

Three-tab asphalt shingles are one of the most economical roofing materials for residential roofs. They're also common and look nice on all homes. They don't have a long life like more expensive roofing, but they still last for many years if you maintain the shingles. When you don't have much money to spend upfront, these basic, builder's grade shingles are a good choice.

You'll be able to choose the color you like, and the new shingles will improve the curb appeal of your home while they protect against rain. Even though three-tab shingles are economical, they are probably on many of your neighbors' homes, so your new roof will blend in with the neighborhood.

2. Look For Sales Or Ask For A Discount

Keep an eye on your local paper and commercials for roofers running specials on a roofing replacement. This probably won't happen in the summer when roofers are normally booked solid. Instead, you might find coupons and sales during the late fall or winter months. If you don't see any sales, it doesn't hurt to ask for a discount. You might also try to negotiate a lower price once you've seen the estimate.

3. Ask About An Overlay

Putting new shingles over the old ones isn't always possible because your old roof has to be in good shape. Your roofer probably won't put new shingles over the old ones if there is any water damage. To repair water damage, the roofer has to take the old roofing off, so they might as well tear it all off and start over.

However, if it's possible to put new shingles over the old ones, you might save some money by reducing labor time and landfill fees. Find out how much you would save and talk to your roofer to see if it's worth it to put on an overlay.

A roofing replacement might cost a lot of money, but repairing water damage would cost even more, so you can't put off getting your new roof for too long. You might want to ask the roofer if they offer financing or look into getting a loan if you have trouble coming up with the cash for a new roof.

Reach out to a company like Chapman Construction to learn more.


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