Are there any hidden costs with roofing?

Q. “Are there any hidden costs with roofing? Am I going to be surprised with a huge bill?”

We do everything we can to give you an extremely accurate quote for your roof! We do very thorough inspections before starting every job, use a 3D modeling software to measure your roof accurately, and have standards and processes in place to reduce waste and save you money.

However, as we all know, sometimes the unexpected happens.

The biggest hidden cost that can happen is when we find a rotten roof deck.

Your roof has a layer of plywood underneath all of those shingles. Water damage from consistent leaks will rot the wood.

If the damage is severe enough, portions of or even the entire roof deck will need to be replaced. This can add hundreds or even thousands of dollars to the cost of your roofing job.

Because of this, we want to discover and prepare you for this challenge before we start any work!

Even though we can take photos and measure your roof to the inch, we still pull out our ladder and walk your roof. Our hope is that we can tell you upfront if this is something you will face during the replacement.

Above: Improperly installed roof vents led to water damage on the roof deck. You can see the leaks centered around nail holes.

Above: Improperly installed roof vents led to water damage on the roof deck. You can see the leaks centered around nail holes.

With rotten wood you can feel some “give” to the roof deck when standing on it. If there are existing leaks we can check inside your attic for visible damage and wood rot, and when possible we’ll stand on your roof deck and check for soft spots on your roof deck.

Walking the roof up front means that you’re less likely to face surprise expenses during the job.


Should I be worried about my roof deck?

You don’t need to worry. When we inspect your roof, we make sure that you know about every issue we find and put together a personalized plan for your situation.

We don’t like surprises either and will make sure that you’re well informed about your roof every step of the way.

If you’re ready to get an accurate estimate for what it would take to replace or restore your roof, set up an inspection today. It takes less than 60 seconds. We’ll make sure that your home is safe from roof leaks and that you’ll have a roof you can trust for decades to come.

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