Roof Restoration or Replacement? 4 Things to Consider
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1. Restoration Costs Less
A complete roof replacement can be expensive in labor and materials, particularly if the existing roof must be removed first. Depending on the roofing system selected it can get very expensive. Restoration, on the other hand, requires less labor and materials, and thus costs less to restore vs. replace.
2. Restoration Extends Your Roof’s Life
You can defer complete replacement and make future plans for the expenditure in your capital budget.
3. Restoration is More Sustainable
Millions of tons of roofing waste end up in landfills annually. Because it allows you to reuse your existing roof, restoration is a much more environmentally friendly option. Plus, it can make your building more energy efficient and may help it qualify for ENERGY STAR or LEED credits.
4. Restoration Helps Prevent Catastrophic Loss
Ignoring the fact that your roof is deteriorating doesn’t make the problem go away; it can only get worse. The more time passes, the greater the potential damage and the more it costs to restore it. At some point, the only option will be total replacement. Continued neglect can put your business, employees and tenants at risk.
Smart Tips for Homeowners When it comes to Remodel/Construction in your Home
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1. Have a Clear Budget
One of the most important things is ensuring that you aren’t over-spending. It’s very easy to get carried away and fill your home with everything you want. This can make the price add up extremely quickly. The cabinets, flooring, and lights can always be upgraded later. Make sure you have a clear amount that you are okay with spending.
2. Pick a Good Builder
Not every builder is equal. It’s important to make sure your builder is reputable.
3. Pick a Good Locale
You want to make sure you’re close to everything you need. If you have kids, you may want to make sure that your new house is close to a school.
4. Keep Everything in Writing
Your interpretation of what you want and your builder’s interpretation of what you want may vary. Write everything down and go over everything with your builders. This ensures that your expectations and wants are very clear.
5. Don’t Make Unnecessary Changes
During the idea and planning stage, something may seem better on paper than in real life. Not everything is going to look the way you anticipated. If it’s something that you can see yourself getting used to, there’s no need to make a change. If it’s completely unbearable, you can make the change. However, remember that making changes will cause a delay and add to your costs.
6. Keep Your Relationship Professional
It’s important that your relationship with your builder remains professional. It may be a little too awkward to hire someone like your brother or father to build your house.
7. Be Involved
When you hire your builders, don’t just let them go on without any guidance or supervision. It’s important that you are involved in the process. This allows you to check up on progress and you can spot any issues before time runs out. You don’t want to show up on the last day of building and notice a ton of things that could have been fixed previously.
8. Prepare for Delays
No matter your builder says, the timetable for building a house always varies. Don’t let your expectations get too concrete. it’s important to be flexible.
9. Be Understanding
It’s important to make sure that you aren’t being too demanding of your builders. You may come to find that one of your ideas or plans will not come to fruition. Don’t get upset and let it go
10. Have Temporary Housing
As mentioned previously, you want to be prepared for delays. If the building process goes on longer than anticipated, it’s important that you have a place to stay.