How to Keep Your Roofing Budget On Track

How to Keep Your Roofing Budget On Track

Roof replacement projects are significant investments to make for your home. You’ll not only need a significant amount of time to get it done, but a significant amount of funds as well. However, even if you do have enough funds for the job, it’s still easy for you to spend more than necessary and allow your budget to go off track. Thankfully, there are ways that you avoid this dilemma.

In this post, roof inspection experts from 3JM Exteriors, Inc. discuss the various ways you can keep your roof replacement budget on track.


To keep your roofing budget on track, the first thing you can do is start by making an outline of your roofing plan. List the size and pitch of your roof, your home’s structure, the required permits and the contractor fees in your outline. Research everything you need regarding your roof’s size, material requirements and current condition as well. That way, you can get a rough estimate of your budget.

Right Materials

Making the right choices when it comes to your roof’s materials is another important step to keeping your roofing budget on track. You’ll have plenty of affordable choices in terms of roofing materials so be sure to choose one according to your needs and finances.

Expect The Unexpected

As your roofers go through the roof replacement project, it’s possible that they may find damage in your roofing system that will require immediate repairs, such as an underlying plywood that has rotted out. You’ll have to anticipate this before work even starts so make sure to set aside some extra funds (at least 5-10% extra) for any unexpected repairs.

Avoid DIYs

Some homeowners think that DIY-ing their roof replacement project is the best course of action, especially if they have the funds to do so. However, this can actually cause you to spend too much of your roofing budget too quickly due to costly mistakes that you may commit. With that in mind, always avoid a DIY job and hire a reliable contractor to get the job done instead.

Turn to 3JM Exteriors, Inc. for your home improvement needs. We are the area’s leading provider of storm damage and roof repair services. Give us a call at (630) 882-2422 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Downers Grove, Naperville and other nearby areas in IL.