Missing, cracked or curling shingles, as well as granule loss and water leaking into the attic, are signs you need a new roof. However, it would help to know that residential roof construction and replacement come at significant costs. 

Here are tips to help you lower the cost of your roof replacement. 

Do Your Research

Know the scope of your roof and the materials you want for the installation before speaking with contractors. It would help keep estimates consistent and encourage fair pricing. The cost of roof replacement depends on the materials, labor and disposal methods. 

Talk to Different Contractors

Request estimates from different roofing contractors. Ask for local references you can contact before hiring a company. Beware of prices that are too good to be true because they probably are. Make sure your contractor offers warranties for labor and materials. Consult your local building department or state consumer protection agency to confirm if the company is fully licensed and insured. 

Right Timing

Roofing contractors are usually busy in late summer and fall. Consider scheduling your roofing project in late winter or spring for lower prices or off-season deals. Don’t delay your roof replacement because over time, minor issues can turn into more expensive repairs. 

Homeowner’s Insurance 

Roof damage that’s not a result of neglect is usually covered by homeowner’s insurance. Your insurer may partly or completely cover the cost of repairing or replacing roofs that are damaged due to weather extremes. 

Choose McGuire Roofing & Construction for your roof replacement project. We are one of the area’s most experienced residential and commercial roofing contractors. You can count on us for your roof replacement, repair and maintenance. Aside from quality roofing services, we also install gutters and gutter protection. Call us 865-338-7663 or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, TN.