There’s not many bad home feelings that beat a leaking roof. That feeling of anxiety every time the rain starts to fall, knowing that some of it will make its way into your property. That’s why you’ll want your roof to be fixed promptly.

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. In this post, we’ll discuss how long you could have to wait to get your roof fixed.

Responding to a leaky roof

As well as the anxiety it causes, it’s important to get a leaking roof fixed as soon as possible to avoid any further damage.

Once water penetrates your roof, it can get to the supporting timber, causing decay and rot. It can also leak through your ceiling, damaging the plaster and decoration. At its worst, it can even get into your property’s electrics which poses a serious threat to your safety.

First and foremost, this means you should always get a roofer in as soon as you can to inspect the damage and provide a quote for repairs. The more quotes you can get the better, as some roofers will only patch things up rather than repairing the root cause.

The waiting list

Good roofers are in high demand. That means they might not be able to repair your roof straight away. So, how long will you have to wait? In short, it depends on the size of the job. Bigger jobs require roofing companies to set aside more of their time, which increases the chance it will clash with a job they’ve already taken on.

Small repairs

For small repairs, like replacing a few roof tiles, you can expect to wait a few days. This is where a local roofer can be a huge advantage, as they might simply be able to pop over after completing another job nearby.

Big repairs or renewals

On the other hand, bigger repairs and renewals can have a waiting time of up to six weeks. As well as finding the time to fit the job in, roofers will need to arrange scaffolding, book skips and get the materials for the job.

Be proactive with your roof

A longer waiting time will be more likely in winter, when roofers are even busier than usual. Unfortunately, this is the worst time to be waiting for roof repairs, with the heaviest and most frequent rainfall from November to February.

The good news is that you don’t have to be constantly waiting around for repairs. By booking in an annual inspection, ideally before winter, you can make sure your roof is in a good condition in time for the bad weather.

Arrange your inspection or repairs

Whether you want to be proactive with an inspection or reactive with repairs, the team at DPR Roofing is here to help throughout Wakefield. Our local team can be with you in next to no time to identify the problem and recommend the best course of action.

We’ll then do our utmost to fit your repairs in as soon as possible, at a time that suits you. To find out more, call us on 01924 255677 or email [email protected].