Okay–let’s be honest. As a local Ann Arbor roofing company who’s been in business for over twenty years, we aren’t surprised when we come across clients who have waited months – sometimes years – to replace or repair their roof. We get it. Sometimes life just happens and the things on your to-do list keep getting pushed further and further away. Whether it’s an unexpected financial burden, illness/injury, or simply the chaos of running a family, it’s no surprise that roof repair and roof replacement don’t always make it to the top of the list. With this in mind, we thought it’d be a good idea to share the pros and cons of waiting to replace your roof.
PRO: Time to Save
While our local roofing company offers financing and payment options, ultimately repairing or replacing your roof is going to cost you something. If the repair you’re needing isn’t crucial, there is definitely a benefit to saving up enough funds to finance a new roof up-front.
CON: Risk Further Damage
On the flip side, if you’re waiting to repair or replace your roof and things are just getting worse, postponing a repair will ultimately result is further damage which will then increase the cost of your repair. Additionally, while a repair now may cost you up-front, the repair will be much easier than, say, three months down the line. It’s important to contact your local roofing contractor as soon as you notice an issue. Whether you decide to do the repair now versus later is entirely up to you, but at least you’ll have the proper information to make an informed decision.
PRO: Slower Season
It may surprise you to hear that some people decide to postpone any roof work until winter, the slower roofing season. Spring, summer, and early fall offer excellent roofing conditions, which means you may have to finagle your schedule to squeeze in a roofing project. By waiting until a slower season you are most likely given more scheduling flexibility.
CON: Your Roof Won’t be Winter Ready
While we definitely see the up-side to postponing your roof repair until the slower season, we recommend having a roofing contractor come out to your home as soon as possible. It’s important to make sure your home is winter-ready. If your roof isn’t functioning at its best, you could be losing money in higher energy bills and utility costs. Scheduling your roof before the snow starts piling down will ensure you’re prepared to brave the winter.
PRO: You can Squeeze a Little More Life out of Your Roof
Waiting to replace or repair your roof means you’ll be getting a little more of your money’s worth from your previous roofing job. Whether your roof needs a full replacement or a minor repair, waiting to schedule the work means you’ll squeeze a little more life out of your roof.
CON: Increased Widespread Damage
Yes, it’s always nice to get the most bang for your buck but are you really stretching your dollar by postponing your roof repair? Dealing with damage head on will likely avoid future widespread issues. Postponing your roof repair could lead to further damage in unexpected areas like your insulation, leaks, drywall, energy bills and more.
At the end of the day, we understand that it can be tough for homeowners to handle the rising costs of maintaining a building or home. That’s why we offer affordable roof financing options for commercial roofing, multi-family roofing, and residential roofing services. If you need a roof you don’t want to settle for lower quality services just to obtain a cheaper price. At Roof Advance, you won’t have to settle.
As always, let our roofing experts give your roof a free estimate. For more updates be sure to follow us on Facebook.Our experienced and professional roofing team is ready to help you with all your roofing needs! For the best Ann Arbor roofing company, Roof Advance has you covered.