Everyone knows that Autumn is the best time to cozy up by the fireplace with a good book, but did you know that it’s also the optimal time for roof repairs? While Five Points Roofing Company does not offer isolated repair services, our full installations and replacements will achieve your desired result. Our skilled team of roofers can complete roof work with the same level of excellence all year round, the fall offers benefits that can reduce the cost and difficulty of the project. Here are a few reasons why you should schedule a roof repair before the winter season!
Ideal Weather Conditions
Every time one of our team members sets foot on a rooftop, they make sure to take every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of themselves and your property. The wintertime presents countless hazards, including snow and ice that can make slips more likely and freezing temperatures that can prevent proper shingle sealing. During the warmer months, the extreme temperatures can cause roofers to experience dehydration and heat exhaustion, which can cause delays in project completion. To avoid these issues, we recommend having repairs performed during the fall since the weather conditions are just right.
Easier Installation of Shingles
According to Roofing Construction & Estimating, the best days to install roofing materials like shingles are days when the temperatures range from 45 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. These mild conditions ensure that the shingles properly adhere to your roof and provide long-lasting protection for your home. If it’s too warm, it can be difficult for roofers to handle and nail down the shingles. If it’s too cold, the shingles can freeze and become too brittle. During the fall, you can generally count on temperatures of 50 to 65 degrees, so it makes for the perfect conditions for installing shingles.
Opportunity to Address Storm Damage
While the summer is beautiful, it’s notorious for major storms which can cause damage to your property. The heavy rainfall can take a significant toll on your roof since it can wash away the protective layer on the shingles. When followed by harsh winds, the shingles can be lifted or completely detached. The high temperatures can also cause your roof to prematurely age. Due to the mild weather of fall, this makes for the ideal time to address any storm damage from previous seasons.
Gearing Up for the Winter
With winter coming up fast, time is of the essence in preparing your home for the sudden drop in temperatures, snow, ice, and strong winds. Your roof is your home’s first line of defense, so completing any repairs before the onset of wintertime is imperative. If your roof has any existing damage, such as small holes, tears, or soft patches, the first snow of the season can cause this damage to worsen and in some cases, increase the risk of a roof collapse. It’s important to get this damage repaired prior to the colder months.
Save Big on Your Energy Bill
As the temperatures drop, most people crank up their thermostats to create a warm, cozy environment for their loved ones. If your roof isn’t properly insulated or is in poor condition, your monthly energy bill will skyrocket since your heating system will be working overtime to maintain the right indoor temperature. To save big this winter, go ahead and get any roof repairs completed to ensure it’s properly sealing in warmth. You’d be surprised how much of a difference addressing roofing issues can help with your energy expenditures.
Get in Touch
At Five Points Roofing, we have over 75 years of combined experience in roof repairs and replacement. Our skilled team of roofers is here to help with any of your roof problems, big or small, to ensure your home is protected come wintertime. Contact us today to schedule a repair!