Why Fall Is The Best Season To Deal With Your Roof

Doing roof work is a daunting task, especially when taking into consideration temperature and weather as well as heights. In terms of temperature and weather, roofers typically consider fall to be the best time to complete jobs.  Home and building owners need to take this into consideration as well when preparing for the ever-changing seasons. So if you’re considering replacing or repairing your roof, fall is typically the best time to hire professionals for roof replacement or repair services.

The following are reasons why: 

  • Fall marks the end of the stormy season. With exception of this current year, severe weather events that damage roofs are far more likely during the spring and summer. Fall is the best time to assess any damage that may have occurred during the stormy months and determine what roofing services are necessary. Drier weather during the autumn months makes them ideal for roof work, as rain can cause delays in roofing work and impact its quality.
  • Conditions are perfect. Experts agree that roofing is best installed when the temperature is approximately 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This is particularly true if your roofers are installing asphalt shingles, the most commonly used type of roofing material. Mild temperatures help facilitate better thermal sealing of asphalt shingles, ensuring that they firmly adhere to the roof, not to mention make the roofers more comfortable while at work.
  • Cold winter temperatures create problems while working with materials, especially shingles. When temperatures are cold, shingles tend to become brittle and more likely to break when roofers are nailing them to the roof. They often have to put aside their roofing guns and hand nail shingles, causing delays and higher costs.
  • Roof systems have a chance to properly seal and settle. By getting the work done in autumn, new shingles have enough time to adequately bond to the roof before winter weather arrives. This helps them better insulate your home from cold temperatures and moisture.
  • Storm season may rear its ugly face again in winter. Winter storms can exacerbate existing damage to a roof, causing holes to get larger or leaks to worsen.  Also, the overall weight of snowfall on an already-compromised roof can cause expensive damage.
  • Energy savings are synonymous with well-maintained roofs. By re-roofing in the autumn, you’ll be able to reap the benefit of a better insulated home in the cold winter months. A new roof can help reduce heating bills, helping to offset a small part of the cost of renovations or repairs.

Contact us today if you are curious about the health of your roof! We repair and replace both commercial and residential – low slope and shingled. Call 419-478-2900 or fill out our contact form on our website: www.holtroofing.com.