Sticking to the budget is one of the most challenging and stressful parts of home improvement. One error in judgment can cause you to blow your budget. Follow these tips from Universal Roofing and Exteriors to ensure your project stays within your budget:
Whether you want to replace your entire roof or buy new gutters, determine how much you’re willing to pay. Knowing the magic number will give you a sense of direction and prevent you from choosing products out of your reach.
Don’t Rush Into Construction
Take all the time you need to consider everything. Creating a detailed plan is key to getting the most accurate estimate. Explore every product and price point.
Consider Unforeseen Structural Issues
It’s not uncommon to find underlying structural damage during construction. Although there’s no way to confirm hidden red flags until the old materials are removed, experienced professionals can often anticipate points of worry during inspections. Find out what concerns your roofer or window contractor has about your project and budget accordingly. We recommend setting aside a contingency budget of 20% of your total budget to absorb the cost of potential additional work and prevent delays due to lack of funds.
Avoid Last-Minute Additions
Change orders will always increase your expenses. Never underestimate the cost of any small addition because modifying the plan in the middle of construction will make your project more labor-intensive and thus more expensive. Make sure you’re certain about the plan before you sign on the dotted line.
Whether you’re investing in siding installation or drywall painting, you can rely on Universal Roofing and Exteriors to assist you in budgeting for your project. We have the expertise, experience and integrity to help you achieve your home improvement goals without putting you in a difficult financial position.
To talk about your project, call us at (317) 257-0779 and get a free estimate in Indianapolis or Carmel, IN.