If you own a home, you understand the importance of addressing known issues with your roof before they multiply into far more significant and costly problems. Unfortunately, the expense of repairing or replacing a roof often leaves homeowners at a meaningful disadvantage. This fact rings true, especially when funds are tight and time is urgent. So, what options exist for financing a roof repair or replacement?
When Financing A Roof Project Makes Sense
Time Is Of The Essence
When a roof repair or replacement project needs to occur shortly to avoid a far more catastrophic outcome, the homeowner must take immediate action to identify sensible financing solutions. If the homeowner has sufficient available personal funds, the question of timing is mitigated. However, most homeowners typically don’t have this amount of cash instantly accessible.
You Can Secure A Reasonable Financing Option
A homeowner who can tap into a financing solution on reasonable terms should utilize this option while the window of opportunity remains open. In a world where interest rates and lending terms often change rapidly, selecting a favorable financing alternative makes the decision to move forward with a necessary roof repair or replacement project that much easier.
Reasons That Impact The Cost Of A Roof Repair Or Replacement
Many factors affect how much a roofing project costs. Think about the following considerations
- Availability And Affordability Of Labor
- Cost Of Materials (Fluctuates Based On The Market)
- Square Footage And Dimensions Of The Roof
- Time Of Year (Busy Season Or Off Season)
Options For Financing A Roof Repair Or Replacement
In lieu of taking out a second mortgage or HELOC, a cash-out refinance permits the homeowner to pay off the original mortgage and replace it with a bigger mortgage to access cash funds immediately. Depending on the market, interest rates on a refinance may be lower than the interest rates on the current mortgage. Variable rates also may be refinanced into fixed ra
Assuming the homeowner has sufficient access to credit through this method, paying for a roofing project with a credit card (or series of credit cards) is an option. Generally, funds are available instantly to pay for a roof project. If the homeowner has a credit card with a 0% or low APR introductory rate, this alternative might make sense, at least early in the repayment process.
Certain homeowners lack home equity to access a second mortgage, refinance, or obtain a HELOC. Thankfully, government-insured home improvement loans assist homeowners needing funds for roof repair or replacement projects. FHA-approved lenders frequently provide such homeowners with targeted loan amounts on modest interest rates and repayment terms.
Home Equity Line Of Credit (HELOC)
Not unlike a home equity loan, a home equity line of credit (HELOC) also functions as a second mortgage. The homeowner borrows against the equity in their home with borrowing limits (generally up to 80% of the equity in their home). Although interest rates often vary over time (but tend to be stable), the homeowner pays interest only on what they borrow during the draw period.
Home Equity Loan
For the established homeowner who has built up significant equity in their home, a home equity loan provides a meaningful (and reasonably fast) way to tap into the built-up equity with relatively low (often fixed) interest rates and affordable (typically monthly) repayment terms. Typically, the homeowner receives a lumpsum distribution of up to 80% of the equity in their home.
Before pursuing other financing options, homeowners should determine whether their existing insurance policy covers roof damage. In many instances, a warranty also offers partial or total coverage depending on the circumstances causing the roof damage. The homeowner is advised to assess the situation with their insurance agent first and then consider alternatives.
Many lenders (including banks, credit unions, and online lending institutions) offer personal loans to fix or replace a roof. In many cases, no collateral is necessary to qualify. Homeowners frequently access cash quickly through this method, especially if they are well-qualified and have a favorable credit score, a steady income, and a relatively low debt-to-income ratio.
Roofing Company Financing
Certain roofing companies, like Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows, offer financing. Typically, they partner with a reputable lending institution to provide customer loans to help pay for roofing projects. Choosing this lending solution typically benefits the homeowner, including (i) no equity or collateral requirement, (ii )a fast qualification process, and (iii) reasonable loan terms.
Why Choose Roofing Company Financing
When evaluating financing options, working with a roofing company like Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows to secure financing gives homeowners a significant advantage. We offer attractive lending terms, including 0% interest if paid in full within 18 months. For homeowners needing additional time, we provide loans for up to 11 years. Applying and qualifying for financing is fast and painless. Contact us today.