This is a question we’re getting a lot right now. Homeowners trying to decide if now is the best time to re-roof their home or if they should wait until spring. There isn’t a cut and dry answer to this question. It depends on four main factors.
1. Your Current Roof’s Condition
If you have a significant issue like roof rot or an expensive roof leak that would require you putting a lot of money into a roof repair on a roof that you’re just going to replace next year, re-roof now. If there are no major issues, but you know it’s getting close to time to re-roof, you can likely safely put it off until spring.
We understand that a new roof can be a significant investment. If you know you don’t have the cash now and won’t have it by spring, look at HELOC and home re-financing. With rates at historic lows, you may find that you can refinance your home with cash out, keeping the same term and the same or similar payment.
If you’re someone who likes to know when something’s going to happen and for it to be done when it’s scheduled, fall is better. Although we have fall rain, they’re more often a day or two at a time rather than several rainy days in a row that leads to multiple reschedules. This isn’t a guarantee that your roof will be installed the day its originally scheduled, but it’s more likely. Plus, we’re generally less busy in the fall so you’re more likely to get a quicker install date upon contract signing.
4. Save on Winter Heating Bills
If you currently have a three-tab shingle roof and plan on replacing with an architectural style roof, you may save on your heating costs. Newer architectural style roofing is thicker and therefor more insulative than older 3-tab roofing. Plus, your roofing company can check that your ventilation and insulation is in good condition when they replace your roof which will make it more energy efficient all year long.
If you’re considering a re-roof for your home, call Cooley Roofing today. We still have time to provide you with a free roof replacement quote and get it installed before winter really sets in. Call (336) 766-6488 or fill out our contact form today.