If you are reading this article, it’s likely that you are questioning how long you should wait before replacing your roof. While there is no standard “best time to replace your roof,” there are several factors you should consider when making your decision.
This article will discuss the factors that may affect the timing of your roof replacement and will provide some helpful tips for you to consider when thinking about replacing your existing roof. Your roof protects your family and your most important investment, so putting time and effort into roof replacement decisions makes sense.
Addressing roof damage
If you know your home has roof damage, the best time to repair or replace your roof is right away. If you don’t address the issue immediately, there is an increasing chance that your home will suffer costly damage.
There are some significant advantages to addressing roof problems right away. First, you can solve problems before they spread and become more costly over time. Second, costs for repairs can be significantly less than expected if they are tackled early on. Finally, roof replacement provides a unique opportunity to add significant value to your home. Few home improvement projects contribute to home values as much as a new roof.
Age of your roof
All roofs wear out over time. Some premium roofs last for over a century, but most roofs in the US must be replaced more frequently. The most common type of roofing material is asphalt shingles, which typically perform well for 20-25 years.
If your roof is nearing its anticipated expiration date, it is a good idea to start planning a new roof now. While some exceptions exist, few roofs perform well for much longer than expected. In most cases, roofing products have been tested in the real world for decades, and their characteristics and tolerances are well understood.
As mentioned, the best time to repair or replace a damaged roof is immediately. However, if your roof is not currently damaged, you have more flexibility when planning for roof replacement. Typically, it is a good idea to avoid roofing during extreme temperatures. For example, it is generally best to avoid roofing during extremely cold or hot temperatures or during heavy snow or rain. That’s why many homeowners choose to start their roof replacement during the fall or spring.
Budget, contractor, and materials availability
For a roof replacement to be completed on time, the proper budget, contractor, and materials must all be available at the start of the project. The project will likely be delayed if any of those three elements are missing or incomplete. While some delays are unavoidable (e.g., supply chain problems, labor shortages, weather disruptions, etc.), proper planning can help to keep your project on time and within budget.
Let’s start planning your roof replacement today
CMR can help you plan and schedule an upcoming roof replacement. Our expert staff will ensure that you are aware of all the best roofing materials and are fully informed about what to expect when the job begins. Your personal CMR representative will be with you every step of the way – from the initial inspection to project completion.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you create the perfect new roof for your home and budget. Contact us today to get started.