During a residential roofing replacement project, we all plan for everything to go smoothly. Unfortunately, finishing a project without too many complications is rarely the case. It’s common for roofers to discover some underlying issue that could either delay your replacement or, worse, unexpectedly increase your costs.
Understanding these surprise problems is essential before taking on a roofing project. It allows you to give your budget a little breathing room when hiccups occur.
Whether it’s a residential or commercial roofing job, the first thing the contractors will often do is to tear off the old roof. This is also the most common time when potentially budget-breaking problems are discovered. More often than not, a comprehensive inspection can bring to light any of these issues so they can be included in your estimate. Regardless, the most common problem you can expect would be a rotten deck assembly or even inadequate supports.
Replacing the Roof Deck
The roof deck itself is usually treated as a separate job than the roof replacement. If the assembly is too deteriorated or if there aren’t enough supporting beams to hold the weight of a new roof, you will have to deal with this issue first before any other steps can be taken. This could set you back about up to 20% above your original budget.
Stay abreast of the status of your roofing system by having a professional conduct regular inspections and maintenance checks. This is usually done at least once a year, but some durable roofs can go for a year or two without inspections. This can help you spot problem areas early on, giving you more time for a reasonable solution.
Whether you want a new roof replacement, siding, gutters or any other exterior work done, you can count on our team at AnyWeather Roofing. Fill out our online contact form to get a comprehensive inspection and a free estimate.