The biggest potential pitfall of any home improvement project is exceeding your budget. To avoid this stressful situation, you need to set a realistic budget and plan your project down to every last detail before construction begins.
Read on as Sterling Exteriors, your roof repair and replacement specialist, provides some budgeting tips:
Take a good look at your bank account and set a realistic budget. While it’s tempting to choose the highest-end materials, make sure you can afford them first. Talk to your contractor about your budget; they can offer you alternatives that will still meet your needs without compromising quality. Once you’ve come up with a plan, stick to it to keep your costs from spinning out of control.
Prepare for Contingencies
Replacing your roof or siding may seem straightforward, but it actually involves a complex process. Your contractor may encounter unexpected problems during the project that need to be addressed before construction can continue. Maybe your gutters are past their prime, or your walls have dry rot. Ask your contractor about any areas of concern they have so you can prepare accordingly. As a general rule of thumb, we suggest setting aside at least 20% of your budget for contingencies.
Hire the Right Expert
DIY projects may save money on the front-end, but can backfire if mistakes are made. This is why it’s best to work with a reliable contractor like Sterling Exteriors. No matter how small or big your project is, we have the skills and knowledge to provide outstanding results.
Upgrading your roof or revamping your outdoor living space? Turn to the experts at Sterling Exteriors right away. We’ll help you plan your project and deliver a smooth process. Call us at (513) 322-4777 to learn more about our products and services. We serve Milford, Newtown, Anderson Township and surrounding areas in OH.