Some homeowners think that just because the winter season is the lean season for roofing professionals, they can get a significant discount on installation jobs and repair work.
After all, the rush for roof repairs runs from summer to fall. And while it might be true that you can get your roof repairs for considerably less, there’s likely a good reason why most people don’t wait that long to get things done.
Here are three reasons why you’ll want to have your local roofing experts work on installations and repair in the fall:
Fall Is Just Better Weather All-Around
First off, for anything that has to do with roof repairs, mending, or patching, the ideal temperature is between the range of about 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit– not too hot and not too cold.
Asphalt shingles, the most commonly used type of roofing material, works best under more temperate weather conditions (such as in autumn), allowing for the adhesives to firmly set in.
Colder weather tends to make shingles a bit more brittle, therefore making them more likely to break, especially when our team starts using roofing guns to bolt shingles in place.
Plus, the more moderate fall temperatures make work more comfortable for roof professionals when doing installation or repair work.
Your Roof is Better Prepared For Winter Weather
With the winter cold comes a jump in heating costs, and if you think you’re paying a lot more than you think you should be, it’s quite likely that cold air from the outside is seeping into your home through cracks in your roof.
In this case, fall is perfect for roof repairs because you’re allowing enough time for sealants and adhesives to properly set before the wet winter weather arrives.
Calling in the roofing pros before the winter months set in gives you one last chance to check if your roof is indeed airtight and secure from sudden winds and drops in temperature, as well as outside moisture.
You Can Still Prevent Pests From Nesting in Your Roof
If your roof is in a state of disrepair, don’t be surprised if you suddenly get some unwanted house guests for the holidays!
As winter draws nearer, pests and wildlife for around will be looking for a safe, warm place to nest for the winter. Sure, birds and squirrels might be cute, but we’re also looking at mice, raccoons, and even bugs and other nuisance insects.
Little critters will be probing your roof for suitable entry points where they can welcome themselves in. Having the professionals come by to make necessary repairs will make sure any cracks are sealed and other otherwise possible entry points from buggers settling in a little too close to home.
A Final Word About Roof Repairs
Your roof is your home’s crowning glory. It can serve you and your home for many years, but just like anything else, your roof also needs tender loving care in the form of maintenance and regular checkups.
The fall season gives you one last chance to get any repairs to your roofing done before the winter months set in. So make sure you’re all set– that your roof’s structural integrity is intact and ready to brave the rigors of winter weather– so you can have a more worry-free holiday.