Why Fall is the Perfect Season for Roof Repairs
Summer storms give way to freezing winters, so the best time to get your roof installed is right in between. The cool but not-too-cool weather conditions of autumn beat winter when ice, sleet, and below-freezing temperatures make replacing your roof risky business. When it’s pleasant outside, you can easily find a crew to get the job done fast and well. Homeowners love November for replacing the roof, and here are seven reasons why.
1). It Comes Right After Summer Storms
At the end of the summer after thunderstorms and tornado season, replacing your roof is a step in the right direction, especially if yours is nearing the end of its lifespan. Asphalt lasts about 20 years, laminate and wood 50, and clay about 80 years. Slate is the granddaddy of all rooftops with a lifespan of up to 100 years. If you take care of your roof at the end of summer or right after a strong storm, you’ll prevent any major problem well before it has a chance to set in.
2). The Best Weather Conditions
Fall is a wonderful time to repair your roof. On a nice, clear day, your roof will be easy to install. Asphalt shingles are even easier since this is a very popular material for roofing. When the weather is around 45 or 50 degrees, seal strips can melt and stick thanks to the warmth of the atmosphere. This process is referred to as “thermal sealing”. And since the weather won’t be uncomfortably hot, the roofer putting your roof in can do much a better job at installation.
3). Properly Installed Shingles
Installing your rooftop during fall actually can keep it from blowing off during gusty winter winds. Before winter, any shingles installed will form an air-tight barrier against extremely cold temperatures.
4). Unbreakable Shingles
Many don’t know this, but shingles can break if the temperature drops below 26 degrees. Your shingles will become brittle and cold, potentially breaking off if you try fastening them to the rooftop. If installed in cold air conditions, the roofer will have to nail each shingle in by hand, making the process much slower in the long run.
5). Prevents Hole and Leak Damage
If you replace your roof in the autumn as a wise one would, you’ll seal it in time for winter storms. But if you don’t take care of your roof pre-winter, any leaks or holes in the roof will get inevitably worse. Do whatever you can to keep ice from expanding the holes in your roof.
6). Roofers are Ready to Go
Even though winter is the slow season for roofers, crews are often busy working on different projects during the winter months. They may even be on vacation during the post-summer and fall rush. Not every roofer is available at a discounted rate just because it’s winter, so you can’t expect the best rates just because it’s the slowest season.
7). Save Money on Your Heating Bill
If you replace your roof in the fall, you’ll save a bundle on heating bills and your family will stay cozy all winter long. And if you have an HVAC installed in your attic, your new roof can operate at its maximum capacity in the winter so you’ll be fully prepared for the season.
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