Replacing your aging roofing or siding system can improve your home’s beauty and restore its structural integrity. However, should you tackle both projects at the same time or stagger them? While doing them at the same time means a shorter period of disruption, it also means a higher upfront cost. Universal Roofing and Exteriors recommends asking yourself these questions as you make your decision:
Do You Have the Time and Energy?
On average, the installation of a new asphalt roofing system takes a week, while installing new vinyl siding may take two weeks. With proper execution and good weather, your contractor may be able to finish everything in about 14 days.
Planning both projects at once will require careful organization. You’ll have to determine a budget, choose materials and oversee the progress of both projects. As you’re rolling two projects into one, you’ll have more ground to cover too. Assess your lifestyle to see if you have the time and energy to handle everything at once.
Does Your Budget Allow It?
Be realistic about your budget. Understand that getting a new roof might mean getting new gutters and downspouts as well. Plus, you should set aside money as a contingency fund. A good rule of thumb is to spare about one-fifth of your overall budget for possible additional work.
Do the math to see if your bank account permits you to do both projects at the same time. If it doesn’t, consider staggering the projects.
Can You Arrange Temporary Accommodations?
While professionals will protect your unfinished home against the elements before leaving after a day’s work, consider staying somewhere else temporarily as the construction will bring some disruption to your home. If you think the noise and the clutter will be a problem, especially with your kids, consider making other arrangements for your accommodation.
As the roofing and siding contractor in Carmel and Indianapolis, IN, you can rely on Universal Roofing and Exteriors to help you make sound decisions. Call us at (317) 257-0779 now to discuss your needs, determine if combining both projects is viable and get a free estimate.