Although you probably don’t think of the condition of your home’s roof often, it’s one of many very important components of your house. Besides keeping your family and belongings protected from the outside elements, this structural and foundational element can add character to your home, and thus add value. So when is the best time to replace or repair a roof?
When The Repair Is Planned
When it comes time to repair or replace that investment, advanced planning is important. By preparing for the repair ahead of time, you can save money for the project, research reliable roofing companies, and plan other related activities around the repair or replacement.
Before The Roof Leaks
Damage to a roof is not always self-evident, and ideally, you are not waiting until water is leaking into your living space before making repairs or replacements. By taking advantage of a free inspection, you can have a better idea of needed repairs before they become emergencies.
During The Off-Season
Although most roofing companies are busiest in the summer and fall due to more stable weather, this can also be the most expensive time to repair and replace your roof. High demand often means high prices, and those in the roofing supply chain industry take advantage of that seasonal demand. Many roofing materials suppliers raise their prices, which then get passed to you, right before the busy season.
When the Weather Cooperates
Fortunately, Vancouver temperatures are more friendly for roof replacement compared to other geographic areas. We do not experience extreme heat or cold, which makes roof replacement and repair easier. It also means the roofing material will experience less wear and tear. However, avoiding November when the rains tends to become the heaviest in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland areas is a good idea. Rain can complicate and lengthen roof repair and replacement projects significantly.
Before You Sell Your Home
When shopping for a new house, most people will consider basic structural items like a sound and reliable roof before looking at the designs of particular room. If you’re planning on selling your home within a few years, investing in a new roof may be a smart decision. According to Remodeling Magazine, about 80 percent of the cost of a new roof is usually recouped in a home sale.
Before You Move in for The Long Haul
If you’re planning on living at your home for many foreseeable years, it can be advantageous to repair or replace your roof before settling in. Selecting the highest quality, longest lasting roof that you can afford is a smart decision.
TechPro Roofing is ready to be your roofing partner in the Vancouver Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. We provide a myriad of roofing services including:
* Installing TPO, EPDM and PVC membrane systems
* Providing asphalt shingle roofing repair and replacement
* Putting in composite polymer shingle roofing or metal roofing systems
* Using vinyl decking
* Offering preventative maintenance and emergency services
For more information on your roofing repairs and replacements, contact us at 604-371-2505.