If you’ve been putting off a roof replacement, fall is the best time to get it done. The weather is still pleasant but not too hot. Contractors have finished their busy summer season and are ready to knock out a few more jobs before slowing down for winter. With the snowy season just ahead, re-roofing makes sure your home is protected before you find out you’ve got serious issues. Here are four reasons why you should replace your roof between September and November.
Spring and Summer Have Taken a Toll
If your roof is getting old but it didn’t leak last year, that doesn’t mean it’s ready to face another winter. Spring storms bring torrential rain and hail that might have knocked that last little bit of protection off your shingles. The sun does damage to an aging roof, and this summer might have weakened your protective covering to the point it won’t make it through another winter.
Snow is Coming
Your roof was designed to handle a certain amount of snow, but sometimes winter storms dump more than an aging roof can take. Heavy ice buildup can overload roof flashing and tie-ins, especially if your shingles are already crumbling.
If your roof has damage underneath the shingles, your roofer can correct it while the shingles are off. Stop invisible damage from getting worse before your roof has to face the challenges ahead.
When icicles form along the roof line, snow builds up behind them and works its way underneath shingles. Heat from your attic causes snow melt to drip into your home. Water gets into the jagged edges of worn shingles and expands when it freezes again, widening the tear. Call an expert to inspect your roof before the cold months hit.
Fall has Perfect Weather
Any day the temperature is above 45 degrees is perfect for roofing. Asphalt shingles need time to adhere correctly to your roof for good thermal sealing. Installing your new roof in the fall makes sure you have a few months before it gets too cold.
When shingles are applied at the perfect temperature, they form an airtight barrier against winter’s rain and snow. If you wait until it gets too cold, shingles will become brittle and may break when even the best roofing experts apply them. Wasted, broken shingles make your job cost more.
You’ll Save on Winter Heating
New roofing materials are more energy-efficient. They keep the sun’s heat from coming into your home and heated and cooled air from escaping.
When you’re re-roofing, it’s a good time to make other energy-efficiency upgrades like insulating your attic. Roof replacement and other energy upgrades may earn you a federal tax credit, which is another reason to get it done this year.
When it’s time for a new roof, Mr. Roof offers rubberized shingles that don’t crack, de-laminate, buckle or curl. They’re impact-resistant to hold up against hail and winds of up to 110 miles per hour. Our lifetime warranty on labor and materials covers you for as long as you live in your home. Get a free estimate for replacing your roof this fall with Mr. Roof.