Any new, quality roof will increase curb appeal. However, this purchase shouldn’t be taken lightly as it involves significant costs. Depending on availability (and the contractor), there are various payment options for this upgrade like a personal loan, credit card, home equity loan, point-of-sale financing and, of course, cash. The latter, however, presents a few risks.
Advantages of Paying With Cash
The easiest and most cost-effective way to purchase a roof replacement is with cash. Unlike a loan, you won’t have to maintain or prove that you have good credit to get approved. There is also no interest to pay. This is your best option if you have sufficient cash that isn’t allocated for any expenses. However, if it’s your emergency fund, you may not want to touch it.
Since paying through cash doesn’t provide proof of payment, make sure that you ask for a signed receipt with the date for every transaction. This way, you can prove that you don’t owe anything to the contractor. There are no problems with cash payment as long as you hire a reputable and licensed roofing company.
Disadvantages of Cash Payment
Spending a lot for your roof replacement may cause your other funds to suffer. Always keep in mind that unexpected things may happen, and you need to be prepared for emergency expenses. Only pay in cash if have enough for roof financing and other financial goals.
Hire a reputable contractor to make sure that your money isn’t just going down the drain. At New View Roofing, we are your leading provider of roofing services. We have been improving homes for over 25 years. Call us at (469) 250-0016, or complete our online form. We work with homeowners in Dallas.