Colder weather is officially here and soon temperatures will be dropping even more. Fall and spring are optimal times to have a new roof installed or your current roof repaired because temperatures are moderate and weather conditions aren’t as dangerous.
If you haven’t had the chance to get maintenance on your roof yet, now may be the best time to do it. Here are a few benefits you can look forward to when you choose to repair your roof in fall instead of waiting until disaster strikes:
- Your roofing materials will have time for proper sealing. Autumn may have its fair share of thunderstorms, but the season is dry enough compared to summer to allow your roofing materials to adequately bond before winter arrives. The better your roofing materials are bonded, the better your insulation will be.
- Your shingles will be easier to work with. Fall is a season of warm days and chilly nights, which makes it great for installing new shingles. If you wait for the weather to take a chilly turn, you might make your shingles more difficult to work with. Shingles become brittle and break easily in cold temperatures, which makes them hard to nail to the roof.
- You won’t have to worry about water damage. Roofing is best installed at temperatures between 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit for the best thermal sealing possible. By repairing your roof during the fall when the outside temperature is naturally between the 40s and 50s, you don’t have to worry about improperly sealed roofing causing water damage and leaks during the winter months.
- You have a better chance of keeping disasters under wraps. A roofing problem is never a good thing to have, but it’s better to have a roofing issue during the fall and spring months than it is during winter. By being the early bird that catches the worm with roofing maintenance this fall, you can make sure your roof is able to handle this next season’s major weather conditions.
Does your home need roof repairs before winter?
Most newer roofs are built to withstand 15 to 30 pounds of snow per square foot. But even new roofs need roof repairs when they’ve suffered damage, especially before the winter months.
Fall is one of the best times of the year for roof repairs and gutter repairs. To learn more about gutter installation, roof installation, or to schedule a roof repair, contact Brian Pierce Roofing today.