If you’ve been considering replacing the roof on your home, then now that the weather is changing and the leaves are falling from the trees, it may be the perfect time to bite the bullet and get your roof replaced.
That’s right; many people believe that fall is the perfect time of year to execute a re-roofing project. We here at Garvin Construction happen to agree, so we’ve outlined some of the best reasons fall is the best time of year to replace your roof:
The Impact of summer
After a long summer of intense heat, storms and potentially even hurricanes, your roof may be looking a little worse for wear. These weather conditions can lead to damage for your roof, especially if it is nearing the end of its life span. Choosing to replace your roof in fall means you mitigate all of the damage that could have been caused in the summer, and makes sure your roof is in perfect condition to face the coming winter.
Ideal Installation Conditions For Replacing Your Roof
Fall offers the ideal conditions to ensure your roof is installed as efficiently and as well as possible. The intense heat and storms of summer have now faded away, and the harsh cold of winter is yet to arrive, leaving the mild weather of fall. This mild weather means contractors will be able to work for longer hours on your roof, completing the project as quickly as possible without risking sun stroke or hypothermia.
Another benefit of the fall weather is that it presents the ideal weather conditions for the installation of all your roofing materials, meaning your roof will be installed in the best condition possible.
Ready For Winter
As already mentioned, choosing to have your new roof installed in fall means you can rest easy knowing it is ready to face anything the winter can throw at it. A new roof will be able to handle the pressures of snow storms, rainfall and ice whereas a tired roof placed under the same conditions may not be able to handle the strain, leading to costly emergency repairs.
Shingles difficult to work with in winter
If the new roof you want to have installed on your home is a shingle one, then it is imperative that you have this roof installed in fall, before the winter hits. This is because the cold temperatures of winter make shingles a lot more difficult to work with. They become brittle and are therefore much more likely to break, meaning roofers have to put much more time and care into installing the roof, causing delays and increasing the costs of installation.
Protect against nesting animals
As winter rolls in and the weather gets colder, nesting animals will start looking for places that will keep them cozy and warm. If your roof has any cracks, splits or holes, then it represents the perfect opportunity for shelter to numerous animals including birds and squirrels. Replacing your roof in the fall means these animals have no way of getting into your home, thus avoiding them causing damage or having to be removed.