Your roof is your home’s major protection against the elements. However, like any construction, roof work can be inconvenient. So, when is the best time to get your roof repaired or replaced? The first answer we think of is “As soon as possible.”
This advice can be hard to swallow, but it’s important to understand that any roofing problems, from a missing shingle to a rotted roof, will allow leaks. This can cause water damage to your home’s interior and generally make the work needed more expensive and inconvenient.
However, here are a few factors to consider when looking at getting roof work done.
- Do you know what work is necessary? This information will allow you to understand the time and expense of the roofing project, and can help you plan for the future. We provide free estimates so that homeowners can factor in every aspect of the job ahead before scheduling it.
- What kind of schedule does the roofing company you want to work with have? High quality roofing companies can get booked in advance when wet weather sets in. Here in Portland, it can be hard to get immediate help in Fall and Spring due to the shear number of roof maintenance issues that reveal themselves during rainy weather. Talk to your roofing company and find out when they can schedule the work. An opening that they have now might just mesh with your schedule.
- Is it the busy season? There are busy seasons and slow seasons. The winter is likely to be the slowest of all seasons as people rarely want to do construction work on their home during the holidays. This might be a perfect match for your needs and schedule.
It’s never a good idea to leave roofing work undone. This can expose the interior of your home to the elements. However, check with your roofing company, get your estimate, and find out their schedule. Each of these steps can help you get your roof maintenance or build scheduled at a convenient time for you.