It’s a widely known fact that roofing projects are no simple feats. After all, they are significant investments that require thorough planning. With that said, it’s important to prepare a budget specifically for your roofing project. Whether it is a roof replacement or a storm damage repair project, it’s important to have a budget ready.
Make the Project Outline Clear
When you’re creating a budget for your roofing project, just having an idea isn’t enough. It’s important to know your options, such as the materials that you plan on using and the contractor you’ll work with as well as labor and transportation costs. These have to be clearly laid out with a number so that you have an accurate idea of how much you’re working with.
You can start off by contacting roofing specialists in your area. For instance, here at Brownstone Roofing, we provide free estimates to give you a clear idea of how much your roofing project will cost. It will come with clear breakdowns that will include the materials and equipment that will be used.
Review Your Household Expenses
Creating a budget can be tricky, especially if you lack an emergency budget. This can make it hard for you to finance your roofing project. With that said, you still have options. You can start by checking your household expenses. See if you can reduce a portion of your monthly spending so that you can direct it to your roofing project. Also, it helps if you can find out if your state can provide housing grants. These programs can provide loans for low-income households to assist with your roofing project. It’s also worth checking out 0% annual percentage rate (APR) credit cards. During this period, you can pay off your credit card before the end of the introductory period so that you won’t have to worry about paying interest.
Prepare for Emergencies
During a roofing project, it’s better to have a proactive mindset since you can’t predict how the project will go. From having faulty installation to manufacturing defects, these issues can affect your roofing project. To help prepare for these unexpected occurrences, you can add a buffer amounting to 20% of your total budget.
Whether you need a roof repair or a complete replacement, Brownstone Roofing offers financing options from GreenSky®. Give us a call today at (502) 443-9222, or fill out our contact form to learn more about your eligibility. We serve homeowners in New Albany, Louisville and Jeffersonville, IN, and the surrounding communities.