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With cooler air and leaves changing color, fall is officially here. For many people, this means tackling home improvement and landscaping projects. But the fall is also the perfect time to take care of that roof replacement you’ve been thinking about.
Aside from the fall creating ideal working conditions for a roofing contractor, the fall weather can also improve the quality of your roofing installation because of drier air that aids shingles to more properly seal.
So with winter right around the corner, it’s a good idea to ensure your roof is in its best possible condition before the colder months arrive.
Here are 5 reasons why fall is the best season for a roof repair or replacement:
With cooler air being the norm during the fall, this creates the ideal condition to complete a roof replacement. The weather conditions also allow roofing materials to better heal on the roof. Consequently, improving the sturdiness and longevity of the roof itself.
When weather conditions are rainy or too cold, roofing materials may not cure as well as they would in nicer weather.
When it gets colder, we tend to crank up the heater to stay warm in our homes. But did you know that a damaged roof can actually cause your energy bill to rise in the winter? With a poorly insulated or damaged roof, more heat can escape from your home when turning on your heater. This causes more energy to be used, resulting in a higher monthly energy bill.
Investing in an energy efficient roof will help you save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars over the years.
In San Antonio and South Texas, it gets very hot in the summer. Consistent days of 100 degree weather are not uncommon. But with all that heat beating down on your roof each day, it can begin to take some heat damage over time.
In addition, May-June tend to be the rainiest months in San Antonio. As a result, weather does take its toll on roofs over time as well. So with ideal weather in the fall, it’s best to have your roof checked to see if it has sustained any damage from summer months. This will at least provide some peace of mind heading into colder months.
Like many other types of repair projects, roofing material also needs some time to properly settle and seal. With somewhat drier weather during the fall months, this creates the perfect condition for materials to be properly installed on your roof.
When weather becomes more wet in the winter, this doesn’t always allow for shingles and other materials to cure as well as they could in better weather.
Leaving a damaged or old roof unaddressed can actually lead to bigger problems later. All sorts of other interior damage can come as a result of a poor roof. The best thing to do is just take care of it. This way it’s taken care of, it’s done, and you don’t have to worry about it later!
With fall officially upon us and winter just right around the corner, now is the best time to have your roof checked. If you suspect you may need a roof repair, please contact us. We offer free estimates and have been helping homeowners in San Antonio with their roofing needs for over 20 years and can help you too.