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Roofing Prices

Roofing Prices

Saving Money on Roofing Prices

Replacing a roof is one of the most expensive home improvement projects a homeowner has to deal with. An asphalt-shingled roof can start at $10,000 and lasts about 10-20 years, depending on the quality of the shingles. Many homeowners do not have this large amount of money or some may be just looking to lower costs. Here are a few ways to help lower roofing prices.

Save on roofing prices by ordering your own materials

Reputable roofing companies usually have no problem with you supplying the materials needed, such as the shingles, trim and roofing felt. Contractor supply costs are usually a few percent higher than home improvement store prices, so this is a good place to start when trying to lower roofing prices. If you do order your own materials, make sure you research before purchasing. The wrong materials won't save you anything, and may end up actually costing more in the long run. Before you decide to buy your own materials, though, you should check with your contractor to see if they will work with you. This may be something to consider when making your initial contractor choice.

Save on roofing prices by doing some of the job yourself

Another option for saving on roofing prices is to do the tear-off and hauling away on your own. Tear-off and clean-up add anywhere from $100 to $300 to the total cost, so offering to do this yourself will eliminate this cost from your budget. Something else to think about, especially if you're working with a handyman as opposed to a roofing company, is to see if you can help with the installation. This is not always realistic, however. Check the warranty on the roofing materials; some warranties are invalid if someone other than a licensed contractor installs them. Also, some roofers insurance will not cover any injuries that happen to you while on the job.

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