Fall is the right season to fix your roof. Weather condition, temperature, and height work together to make fixing or repairing your roof a difficult job. If you’re considering replacing or repairing your roof, fall is typically the best time to hire professionals for roof installation or repair services.
If you’re considering replacing or repairing your roof, it’s best to wait for the fall season for the following reasons:
End of the stormy season.
Spring and summer both bring heavy thunderstorms, which causes damage to our roofs. Those seasons can make it difficult for roofers to schedule jobs, and also inspect your roof fully to assess what needs work. Fall is the ideal time to assess any damage that may have occurred during the stormy months and determine what roofing services are necessary because, during fall, the weather is much more predictable and stable. This makes it a lot easier for your roofer to determine what services are necessary this year, and what can wait. If you’re looking to do a complete re-roofing, it’s also much easier for roofers to schedule in the fall, since they’re not so busy and the weather is much more predictable.
Perfect Weather Conditions.
Roof work isn’t easy, and it’s not made any easier by the blazing hot Texas summers. Most experts agree that roofing is best installed at temperatures between 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, exactly the temps you start to see in the fall. Temps like these ensure that shingles don’t stick together, but still adhere firmly to your roof. Also, cooler fall temperatures make work more comfortable for the professionals installing or repairing your roof.
Cold temperatures make shingles difficult to work with.
Fall temps actually make shingles a lot easier for roofers to work with. If it gets too cold, shingles will become brittle and easy to break, but if it’s too warm, they get sticky and are difficult to handle. Fall offers the absolute ideal temperature for installing roofs, ensuring roofers can get your project done on time and on budget.
By getting the work done in autumn, new shingles have enough time to adequately bond to the roof before wet winter weather arrives. This helps them better insulate your home from cold temperatures and moisture.
Keeps your home safe during winter.
Texas winters are especially tough on roofs because of the heavy snowfall, the freezing temps, and the high winds. Winter storms can exacerbate existing damage to a roof, causing holes to get larger or leaks to worsen. If you live in an area prone to snow, the weight of snowfall on an already-compromised roof can cause expensive damage.
Save on heating.
Finally, a new roof, or a recently repaired roof that’s completed before the snow falls, can save you buckets on your heating costs. Your roof is one of the first places to let heat escape if it hasn’t been properly maintained. A new roof is well insulated, ensuring you keep heat in, reducing your heating bills and helping offset some of the costs of the roofing or roof repair job you just had done.
If you’ve been putting off roof repairs, or that re-roofing project, now’s the time to schedule! Give Art Smart Roofing and Exteriors a call today at 972-965-2567 or request a free estimate online for your fall roof repairs now. Art Smart Roofing and Exteriors are proud to service the Allen, Plano, McKinney, and Frisco communities.