Roofing companies like us try, as much as possible, to adhere to the project cost as quoted. However, there may be unexpected or hidden roofing costs that can affect the final bill. In this blog, Expert Contracting discusses some of the most common hidden roofing costs, and how they can be avoided.
Bringing the Roof Up to Code
Your old roof may have been built to meet building codes during the time it was built, which means there is a chance that it may not be compliant with current codes. The good news is that this can be considered an upgrade in terms of energy efficiency and/or sustainability, but it will incur additional costs. Making sure your new roof is code-compliant can reduce the chances of noncompliance, in the event that you or a future owner will require a new roof.
Mold can sometimes cause extensive damage that wouldn’t be discovered until the old roof is torn down during roof replacement. Sometimes this damage can extend to non-roofing parts of the house. Whatever the extent or cause, this needs to be addressed before a new roof can be installed. Depending on the extent of the damage—worst case scenario—a company that specializes in removing mold may have to be brought in, which means additional costs. Taking steps to prevent indoor mold growth can help prevent mold from spreading to the roof.
Similar to mold damage, decking and other structural components can have moisture-related damage that might only be revealed after roofing teardown. Moisture may have come from leaks or insufficient attic ventilation that trapped heat and moisture in the attic. Whatever the cause is, these components will need to be replaced. Addressing leaks as you find them, as well as controlling indoor humidity levels and performing regular inspections, can help reduce moisture damage.
Poor Roof Design
A poorly-designed roof may have one or several design problems, such as incorrect choice of materials, improper nail patterns or insufficient attic ventilation. These design errors will need to be corrected before a new roof can be installed. Taking the time to hire a legitimate roofing contractor can help correct roof design problems and prevent it from happening again.
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