When investing in a new roof from a reputable roofing company, it’s important to consider the expenses, which include both upfront costs as well as life-cycle costs. Read on as the experts at Arry’s Roofing Services Inc. discuss both types of costs.
What Is Upfront Cost?
Upfront cost is how much you pay for the installation. This includes the materials, their transportation, the installation, the labor and any additions to the roof. Remember that different materials have different prices attached, depending on how heavy they are and how hard they are to install.
What Is Life-Cycle Cost?
Life-cycle costs include all expenses you will incur for your roof throughout its service life. When considering life-cycle costs, think about how often you’ll need to pay for roof repair and maintenance. You should also think about the projected service life of the roofing material you’ve chosen.
Finding a Balance
The best kind of roof balances both upfront and life-cycle costs for an overall cost-effective project. This usually boils down to maintenance and material.
Maintenance helps reduce the need for repairs and premature replacement by professional roofers. With it, you clean up your roof and address minor issues while they’re still easy and inexpensive to deal with. The material itself determines how long the roof will likely last and how much maintenance it needs. For example, tile costs a lot more than vinyl shingles on the front-end, but has a relatively low life-cycle cost. It’s low-maintenance and durable, so you save much more in life-cycle costs. It also lasts longer than many other roofing types, so you won’t have to worry about the upfront costs of a roof replacement for longer.
At Arry’s Roofing Services Inc., we offer high-quality, affordable solutions for your roof. We provide different cost-effective materials such as metal and tile. We’ll help you pick the best material to fit your home’s needs and your budget. Call us today at (727) 938-9565 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Tampa and nearby areas.