How Can Your Family Save Money When Re-Shingling Your Home?

The shingles on your roof need to be in good condition at all times. If they are not, you could have water or pest damage throughout your home. Furthermore, the house will not look its best when people drive by or visit. Therefore, it is important to know how to find quality shingles without going over your home improvement budget.

Check for Leftover Shingles First

A shingle doesn’t necessarily have to be brand new to be effective. As long as it has the granules on it and is otherwise in good condition, it can be put on the roof. Most roofing companies will leave excess materials for you to use later for small repair jobs. It is also possible that there will be extra shingles left over from when the previous homeowner last repaired or replaced the roof.

Replacing Shingles

The best way to save money on shingles is to limit the number that you have to buy. Professionals, such as those at Advantage Roofing, know that when replacing shingles, it may only be necessary to do small patches of them at one time.  Just because a few of them are broken doesn’t mean you need to replace the entire roof or section. To determine which shingles need to be repaired or replaced right away, it may be a good idea to have a professional contractor inspect your roof.

Buy Excess Shingles from Neighbors

If you don’t have shingles in your own home, there is chance that a friend or neighbor may have some. Before you buy anything from a private citizen, you may want to inspect the quality of the materials as well as verify the company that made the shingles.

Use Wholesale Shingles

Asphalt shingles are relatively inexpensive and are sold by many wholesalers. While they generally sell to contractors or those who have accounts with them, they may make individual sales in an effort to clear space in the backroom or in the warehouse. Buying anything wholesale is going to get you a lower unit price, which may be helpful in keeping costs down on a larger job.

You can’t afford to allow a shingle to break or blow off of your home. If you do, it could lead to expensive repairs elsewhere within the house. Therefore, take the time to do your research and find people or companies that can sell you what you need at a price that you can afford.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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