Roof replacements or repairs require a serious investment of time, money, and commitment. In particular, knowing the right time to schedule the work is important because it could mean saving money on materials and ensuring that you get your roofing work done during the off-season months.
Ideally, the best time to have your roof fixed is after planning it properly. It helps to examine the current state of your roof first and deciding whether you can address some issues with spot repairs before calling in a professional.
At SPC Construction & Roofing, our roofing contractors work all year round. You can count on us to provide residential roofing services to protect your roof from seasonal damage.
In the meantime, let us explain how seasonal changes affect roofing work.
Roofs protect your home from the elements. Extreme weather conditions like the heavy rains, UV rays, and severe winter cold take a toll on your roof, after all. It's in your best interest to make sure it's in good condition.
As a homeowner, moreover, the last thing you want is unexpected and costly roof repairs. With the proper care and maintenance, you can prevent seasonal damage and maximize the life of your roof. Here’s how you can help your roof withstand seasonal changes:
During winter, ice dams or the build-up of ice on your roof is a real issue. This can cause damage to the roof, gutters, paint, interior drywall, and other surfaces.
This happens when the snow melts on the warmer part of your roof. In turn, the meltwater flows the edges of the roof where they can freeze again. The water flow in such low temperatures causes icicles to form around your roof.
When that happens, it helps to improve ventilation in your attic. A cooler attic means a lower chance of snow and ice melting, which will, in turn, prevent ice damming.
Exposure to UV rays during the summer can cause your roofing materials to deteriorate rapidly. The heat can be so extreme, in fact, that data from the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer’s Association records that attic temperatures can be nearly 65% warmer than outdoor temperatures. This can degrade the quality of your roof’s shingles and lead to serious roof damage.
Choose quality asphalt roof shingles that can withstand the sun’s damaging UV rays. Moreover, apply roof coatings with a high reflectivity and emissivity to reflect the heat away from your home before it can damage your roof significantly.
For most roofing companies, the late summer to early fall months areusually the busiest time of the year. Homeowners usually wait until the summer months because after the rainy season is over, the weather has begun to cool down. After all, it’s more convenient to have your roof fixed when the weather is more predictable.
While summer offers ideal roofing weather, the services could come with a higher price tag. The increase in demand for roofing services in agreeable weather ensures that it could take longer for you to find a reliable contractor.
Ultimately, getting roof replacement and repairs boils down to scheduling your appointment in advance. Once you spot telltale signs of seasonal roof damage, it helps to plan the roofing work early so you can secure a place on your roofer’s schedule.
Count on our team to deliver the highest quality roofing services, any time of the year. We have over three decades of experience providing roofing services for residential and commercial properties. Contact us today to request a free quote.