Let’s face it: the roof is one of the most important features on a house. A worn roof or a roof with a hole in it could lead to extensive water damage or provide safe haven to rodents or other animals that could cause severe damage to the structure of a home.
However, repairing a roof can be expensive. When is the best time to take care of any issues a roof may have?
Wait Until the Dry Season if Possible
Waiting until a drier time of the year to repair a roof gives a property owner a better idea as to how much damage has already been done.
It also provides any materials used to repel water more time to bond with the surface of the roof and prevent any future water damage from occurring.
Additionally, if a portion of the roof is taken off completely and it rains, any exposed portion of the home could be exposed to water damage even if a tarp or other protective material is laid over it.
Of course, when you work with a professional team like Rite Price Roofing, you can rest assured that we’ll advise you of the best time to conduct your roof repairs and ensure that your home is protected against the elements.
How Bad is the Damage?
If water is dripping from the ceiling, a portion of the roof has a hole in it or termites or other bugs are seen entering or leaving a crack in the roof, there is no time to wait to repair the damage.
These are all signs that significant roof damage has occurred and the rest of the house could be in danger if problems are not addressed immediately.
However, if the problem is limited to a couple of cracked shingles or if the roof needs to be replaced in the next 12 months anyway, it may be possible to hold off on any potential repairs.
Call us at your convenience at (08) 8348 5988 and we can conduct a quick assessment on your roof.
Is it Financially Feasible to Make Repairs?
In some cases, finances will play a role as to when roof repairs are made. For those who may not have the financial resources to make a repair, they may decide to hold off as long as possible until repairs are made.
While this may not be a bad thing if a roof only needs minor repairs, it could cost more in the long run to avoid making repairs.
Fortunately, many contractors will offer payment plans to help almost all property owners afford to make any roof repairs that need to be made.
It is hard to pinpoint exactly when a roof repair should be made. However, a property owner should consider how much damage has already been done, what the cost of making repairs would be and how much more repairs could cost if they are delayed.
If portions of the roof are missing or pests or rodents are seen entering the home through the roof, it may be a good idea to contact Rite Price Roofing or call us at (08) 8348 5988.