Pros and Cons of Waiting for a Roof Replacement

If you’re like most people, you have a laundry list of tasks that you’ve been meaning to get done but have put off for a while. While that list may include things like fixing a faucet or replacing a light bulb, it may not always include having your roof replaced.

If you’ve been in need of a roof replacement but haven’t made arrangements for one yet, you may be taking some time to debate whether or not your home really needs one. Well, let’s hash a few points out so you can make your decision sooner rather than later.

Pros of Waiting for a Roof Replacement

More Time to Save

Unfortunately, a new roof isn’t exactly cheap, so if you wait a tad longer, you’ll be able to save more money to put towards the project.

Do It in the Off-Season

Winter tends to be a slower season for roofing companies, so by waiting for the off-season, you may reap a few benefits. There’s a chance your roof may have better availability to adapt to your schedule, and you may even get a discount if the company is in need of more business.

Cons of Waiting for a Roof Replacement

Risk Further Damage

When you continue to put off a roof replacement, you increase your risk of having more damage. Typically, the longer you ignore a problem with your roof, the worse the damage with get. Beyond deterioration to the roof itself, you could also risk damaging your insulation, dry walls, and other parts of your home. 

Unprepared for Winter

If you try to wait for a roof replacement in the off-season, you may reap the few benefits, but your roof won’t be ready to handle winter weather. This can result in energy loss, as your roof won’t be able to keep heat inside your home until it is completely intact.

For 15 years, JM Roofing & Siding has been a family owned and operated residential roofing and siding contractor serving the New Canaan, Greenwich and Norwalk areas of Fairfield County. We provide our clients with comprehensive roofing and siding services. Contact us today for your free estimate!

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