Roof replacement is a huge investment, probably among the largest that you will ever need to make for your building. While it is counter-advised to try reducing the costs by cutting corners in terms of quality, there are several other ways to achieve significant cost savings – here are some:
- Schedule the replacement to off-peak periods – the peak period for roofers is usually from April to the end of September, this is the period when they are the busiest and when their rates are the highest. Most roofers are willing to work for lower rates when business is slower, so try to schedule your replacement for those periods;
- Shop around for roofers and materials – some roofers work for higher rates, others are cheaper, so it is very important to collect at least four cost estimates to find the best roofing companies in Houston. The price of the materials that you need for your roof are also offered for different prices by different sellers, so a little research can help you save lots of money;
- If you have a shingle roof or a metal roof, consider an overlay – if the structure of your roof is intact, you can talk to your roofer about the option of installing the new roof on top of the old one without removing the old roof. However, you need to be aware that overlaying is not always an option, so be careful.