4 Tips to Keep Your Roof Replacement Project on Budget

Replacing your roof will be expensive. It’s a big job that requires extensive planning, financing, and skilled professional contractors to finish. Be aware that costs can spiral out of control if you’re not careful.

How do you make sure that spiraling costs don’t affect you? We’ll give you a few tips to help guide you, and make sure that your spending stays within projected costs.


1. Take your time while planning.

Take your time to plan unless you have a weather-related roofing emergency that needs immediate attention. Get the correct measurements on the square footage of your roof. Right measurements help you calculate the number of roofing materials you need, and how much it will cost.

Consult with your contractors. Make sure you’re settled on the style, shape, and color of any roofing options before you sign a contract. Compare estimates between different roofing companies and find reviews for your contractors. Make sure they have a good reputation, like Home Genius Exteriors, and have done the sort of work you’re asking them to do.


2. Before you get an official estimate, get a reasonable quote.

Contractors will give you an official estimate once they’ve inspected your roof. They will detail all the materials needed and the projected duration of the project. Use the square footage you’ve measured and ask for a rough estimate before they do an inspection. That way, you’ll have a good idea of what to expect from the final inspection, and it will let you plan financing options.


3. Prepare for the unexpected.

Your roofing project is almost guaranteed to have unexpected costs, such as an extended stay in a hotel because your house is uninhabitable. Or your contractor may discover further damage once work has begun. Plan for these costs in your budget to avoid surprises when the unexpected happens.

Plan to set aside between 10 – 20 percent of the budget to cover any unexpected problems that might arise.


4. Stick to the plan.

The quickest way to exceed your budget is by making alterations to the plan while the project is underway. Settle on the roofing style and colors and stick to it as the project progresses. Changes to the original estimate can cause delays and require your contractor to order new materials.

Sometimes things happen that even professional contractors can’t predict. Contractors often discover problems once the work has started that are unavoidable, which is also an excellent reason to stick to the plan. If you make alterations on top of these complications, your budget will break with little room left for emergencies.


If you follow these four simple steps, you’ll have more success and less frustration with the whole project, exactly what you’re looking for. Work with your contracting company and let them help you plan for contingencies. Asking many questions is often the best way to avoid costly budget overruns.

If you’re ready to get started, give us a call today. We offer fast, affordable services with quality results and accurate quotes.

Customer Reviews


“Excellent service from start to finish! The inspector was highly knowledgeable about roofing and other specialties. They were able to provide multiple quotes for my roof, gutters, windows, and siding almost instantly after the inspection. The communication from the project manager and others were superb during the job. Quality and service worth every penny! As a contractor myself, I highly recommend this company.”

Sean J.

“Met today with Sam. He was very knowledgeable, professional and forthcoming about what we needed to have a complete, safe and professional job completed in a very timely manner. He spent 6 hours with us making sure we were 100% satisfied and comfortable with everything. I would definitely recommend this company in the future!!”

Suzanne R.

“Home Genius has provided great service from the start of the project until the end. From the moment I met Brady Phillips, the home remodeling expert, my experience has been amazing! He explained everything from the products that would be used, of my choice until the end of the project. I really loved the professionalism and consideration of the workers and also the project manager. The project manager notified me of every step. I appreciate the workmanship. Thank you again Home Genius and I have already begun recommending this company!”

Sharnita A

“Sam from Home Genius Exteriors came out to our home. He was professional, incredibly thorough, patient, and friendly. He answered all of our questions. We went with Home Genius Exteriors on the spot. We had such peace of mind knowing the work would be completed with quality and care! Highly recommend!!”

Thespina G.

“Home Genius Exteriors replaced my entire roof and they were absolutely amazing. They were professional, did quality work, and had great customer service. We had missing shingles and Home Genius was able to complete our roof in less than a week from the estimate! Melissa did the estimate and was very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decision for our home. Casey was the project manager and she communicated all the information we needed, was on top of everything with the project, and was even helping clean up after the work was complete to make sure the yard was safe for my kids. Would definitely recommend Home Genius 10/10 they went the extra mile!”

Catherine G.

“Home Genius did a great job, we really appreciate the work they did for us, both Trey and Pablo were efficient, kind and very knowledgeable. The crew was amazing and they were able to install the roof before it started to snow, Thank you everybody at Home Genius, From call center to the salesman, the entire process was pain free an very easy to understand . We highly recommend”

Cynthia B.

“I replaced the roof and gutter, not my first time on the project. It's my first time working with Home Genius. I'm glad I chose this company. The crew that represent the company ( Buddy, Alex, Tim, Pablo, and the crew) are the greatest persons I've met. Very professional, pleasant, respectful, and they show up on time, they all take their time to explain all my questions/concerns and show me every step of the project. I am grateful to be served by these wonderful people and company.”

Kidest K.

“I’m very impressed with Home Genius Exteriors. From the sales opportunity, to ordering, and finally execution everything was smooth sailing. Rob, who sold us our roof, was educated on the product and process. He answered all my detailed questions with patience. A special comment must be left for our Project Manager, Mike, who went above and beyond in every way. He was always available, answers all our questions, thoroughly reviewed the work was done, and even let us know that he is available after the project with any questions. You can tell he truly takes pride in his work. I have worked with others, and so has my family, and I’ll tell you right now we’re sticking with Home Genius Exteriors for all future projects due to Mike’s customer service. Highly recommended company to work with! Our roof is gorgeous.”

Anthony L.

“Casey is amazing and totally sold me on my new roof. She covered all bases with her knowledge of each aspect of the job and really made me feel at ease. The crew worked quickly and got the job done over two days. Minor cosmetic concerns were promptly dealt with. All in all I can’t really complain and they will see more business from me in the future!”

James P.

“We very much appreciate Mr. Hunter spending time to understand and address our concerns regarding the leaks we have had the last couple of years. He provided us with a quote promptly and accurately. He explained thoroughly and transparently the costs involved in the project. We were made aware of different materials and their workings. He has extensive knowledge about exterior work. I would definitely recommend Home Genius Exteriors for your next project.”

Bipin K.