When should I replace my roof

How Do I Know It’s Time For A ReRoof?

While everyone knows that with owning a home comes maintenance and repairs, sometimes they crop up at unexpected times, leaving you with little time to prepare. Of course, it would be nice if life stuck to a schedule, but stuff happens — storms blow in, hidden or unknown damage rears its head, maybe something falls from the sky and lands directly on your roof. In those cases, you just have to roll with the punches, as they say.

Let’s just say for the sake of it that life always goes according to plan, you’ve kept up with all your home maintenance and your roof is slowly starting to show signs of age and damage. You’ve now come to the conclusion that it’s getting to be that time for a ReRoof.

So, how do you know that it’s time for a reroof and when is the best time to get it done?

Whether or not you’ve worked with a roofing company before, most companies follow a similar, predictable schedule. By knowing that, there are a few tips and tricks that will can end up saving you money and time.

Plan Ahead

If possible, the first and best thing you can do is plan ahead. If you know that you are going to need a new roof in the coming year, that gives you the advantage of being able to choose when to hire the roofers to come in. For roofing professionals, late summer and early fall are the busiest seasons. That is when the days cool down and the weather becomes more predictable, making it an ideal time to get roofing repairs done. It’s also the time when people are preparing for the harsh days of winter so everyone wants their roofs in good shape and all repairs complete before the season changes.

However, because the demand is so much higher, you might see an increase in prices. This is partly due to demand in roofing schedules, but also because the manufacturers of roofing supplies raise their prices at the beginning of the busy season. Since the cost of material goes up for the roofers, the cost of the job goes up for the customers as well.

Roofing Materials Cost Less in Winter & Early Spring

Given the increase in demand for roofers’ time and in the cost of supplies, if you know that you are going to need a new roof and want to save some money, try planning to have your reroof done in either winter or early spring. During these seasons, you will see the cost of materials come down and fewer people competing for the roofers’ time.

Think About The Weather When Booking Your ReRoof

In a place like Vancouver or the Lower Mainland, however, the rain presents a new set of challenges. It is of the highest priority for roofers to keep your home dry and rain-free and therefore if Vancouver is having a very wet month or season, it is difficult to get a reroof done in the winter. On the other hand, since the roofers have less demand for their time, they are more likely able to be flexible and coordinate with their customers depending on the weather.

Regular Roof Maintenance Is Key

As you can see, there are a lot of factors that go into roofing repairs and when to reroof your home. The best advice we can give is to make sure you are doing regular maintenance and repairs as they come up. This way you can better predict when you are going to need to do the big jobs like a complete reroof. The more time you have, the better it will work to your favour.

If you have any questions or think that it might be time for a reroof for your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are happy to help with all your roofing needs.