It’s no secret that roofing is costly. However, there are a few things that you can do that can help you save money — or avoid an unnecessary expense — without sacrificing quality. In today’s blog, Superior Roofing takes a look at five ways to save money with your roof.
- Assess the roofing problem before calling a roofer. It’s good practice to call a roofer at the first sign of a roofing problem. It is also good practice to first try to determine the extent of the problem, because it could count the difference between paying for a minor leak repair and a full replacement. It will also help protect you from unscrupulous individuals who take advantage of customers who are not as knowledgeable about roofing.
- Weigh the pros and cons of roofing materials. A roof replacement is an opportunity to find the right roofing material for your home. Many people tend to choose the same roofing material as they had, when they could choose a more suitable one for their property, missing out on potential savings and lower maintenance requirements. Take the time to weigh the pros and cons of materials such as slate, tile and wood shakes in addition to popular options like asphalt shingles and metal panels.
- Invest in energy-efficient roofing. Although energy-efficient roofing has a bigger upfront cost, consider the energy savings in the long run. Energy-efficient roofs or “cool roofs” help keep your home cool by deflecting solar heat and UV rays away from the roof. This helps reduce the radiant heat absorbed through the roof, resulting in lower indoor cooling requirements. Products such as the GAF Timberline® CS Shingles feature reflective surfaces that do not rely on light colors, which gives you more flexibility with your roofing color choice.
- Look for workmanship coverage. Workmanship coverage is a key part of a comprehensive roofing warranty, and can save you from repair costs caused by installation errors. While manufacturers like GAF offer coverage for both the roofing system and workmanship through certified contractors, the latter is not universally offered.
Superior Roofing offers roofing services that can help you save on roofing costs down the road. Call us at (706) 322-9032, (334) 298-5253 or (334) 821-8411 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Phenix City, AL and the surrounding communities.