When Is The Best Time Of Year For Roofing Repairs?
Maintaining your roof is extremely important. Not only will it keep your roof structurally sound, but it will protect your home for decay. A leaking roof can cause rot and ruin, from damp which could seep into your walls, or even cause sagging on your ceiling. Runoff water from a leaking roof could even affect the foundation of your home over time. Therefore it is imperative to maintain your roof regularly. By doing this, you can be sure of a comfortable and safe home for many years to come.
So when is the best time to repair or even replace your roof? If your roof needs minor repairs or even major work, there is a better time of year to work on your roof. Let’s have a look at each season and see which one would be the best to have the professionals come lend you a helping hand.
Many people might think that summer or spring would be a good time do some maintenance on your roof, but summer or spring could be tricky. During summer and spring, there might be a fair amount of rain, which could cause havoc with roof maintenance and repairs. Some years tend to be rainier than others though, so if you are having a dry year, then you could work on your roof. Another thing to consider would be how hot the weather will be during the day.
Working on a very hot day on your roof could be uncomfortable. Heatstroke or dehydration could also be a possibility if you choose to fix your roof during the summer months. If you do decide to fix your roof in summer, make sure to do so early in the morning before the heat of the day, or later in the afternoon when things cool down. If you decide to use a roofing company, make sure to get them to come in before the middle of summer, because when it gets really hot, this will limit the amount of time they can work on your roof, which means it could take a few days to repair. This will then increase the cost of your overall budget.
The beginning of summer or the end of spring tends to be a more cost-effective time to repair your roof as well. During the summer months, things tend to slow down for roofing companies, which means their pricing will generally be more affordable. Closer to fall and winter though, roofing companies tend to get more work in, which means their prices might increase.
Winter is not a good time to do roof repairs and maintenance. Not only will it be icy cold, but there could also be snow, rain, and heavy winds. This will make your roof slippery, as well as unsafe to be on. If you need to replace your roof, Winter is not the time to do so. Repairs need to be done before winter starts. You don’t want a leaking roof during cold Winter months. Its also important to note that most roofing companies will not fix your roof during Winter, unless its an emergency.
Autumn is an ideal time to have your roof replaced or repaired. The weather is favorable. It will not be too hot, or too cold to get the work done. The best part is, is that during fall heavy rains haven’t begun yet, so you will be able to get repairs done in no time, without much hassle. Roofing companies can also work full days on your roof, which means they will get the job done sooner rather than later.
This in turn will lead to greater savings for your pocket, as well as less inconvenience for your family. Roofing materials also tend to do better in Fall. For example, Shingle roofing needs time to create a seal and airtight barrier; the heat of summer and the cold of winter is not ideal for that to happen. By having your roof repaired in Autumn, you can also have peace of mind that your roof will be sound for the freezing winter months.
Roof maintenance is key!
Rather have your roof repaired sooner than later, especially before winter. Many homeowners avoid replacing their roof, but sometimes it needs to be done in order to maintain the rest of their home. Roof replacement is expensive, but it will add to the quality of your home.
A damaged roof can cause major problems, which we discussed earlier in the article. In order to avoid severe damage, regular roof maintenance can keep your roof in tip-top condition.
Keeping your roof well maintained regularly will save you money. Do it today before an emergency to avoid a whole lot of stress.