My roof is old and leaking … should I just repair it now and re-roof in the spring or can it be re-roofed during Vancouver’s rainy season? Which way will cost more?
Well the answers depend on what type of roof you have. Here are the things you need to consider.
If your home or building has a very large flat roof then you probably want to put it off until the better weather. This is because it’s hard to make a flat roof watertight at the end of each day during the re-roofing process. If it is a large roof the crews have more daylight to work in the summer and will have an easier time getting it to a watertight stage at the end of the day. In this case it would make sense to just do the necessary repairs in the winter and do the re-roof in the spring
If your flat roof is smaller or has a gentle slope like you see on the “Vancouver Special” homes then it is not problem to re-roof in the winter. It can easily be completely waterproofed at the end of the day.
It can save you money it you don’t have to pay for repairs in the winter and then do the re-roof job in the spring.
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