Reroofing in the Fall: Why It’s a Good Idea
The arrival of fall is the perfect time to give your roof a check to address damage from the previous months and to get it ready for a potentially punishing winter. A roof is nothing to skimp on, and is arguably the most important investment you can make in your home because it’s your primary defense against damage. The last thing you want to do is to go into cold weather with a leaky, damaged roof, so major projects should be done in advance to ensure your family has a safe and secure winter.
Getting a Handle on the Damage
With thunderstorms and summer weather out of the way, you can now take a closer look at your roof to get a more accurate idea of any repair work that needs to be done. However, this does not mean that you should get up on your roof. Leave that to the professionals who not only know how to do walk on roofs properly, but also have the right equipment for the job. Instead, you can give your roof a preliminary check from the ground using a pair of binoculars. If you spot problem areas, don’t hesitate to contact a contractor so you can get your roof taken care of as soon as possible.
Taking Advantage of the Weather
Fall isoften relatively dry, making it ideal for addressing any roof concerns you might have. Taking advantage of the drier weather during fall creates safer conditions for your roofing contractor to work in, allowing installers to focus on the task at hand and produce the best kind of results for you and your roof.
Got a Shingle Roof?
If, likemost Midwesterners, you have an asphalt shingle roof, fall isthe best time for you to consider reroofing. If you delay too long and the shingles are installed when it’s below freezing, they will take much longer to seal properly, making them likelier to be blown off during windy weather. The cold can also turn shingles brittle, increasing the risksfor cracking and breakage of the material, calling for more careful handling and installation techniques which can make the reroofing process much slower.
Getting the Help You Need
While fall is indeed a great time to consider reroofing your home, know that you can enlist the aid of a professional roofing contractor at any time of the year. Whether you’re looking to repair just a part of your roof or are interested in replacing all of it, your local contractor will be more than willing to assist you and address your needs. Even when you’re not sure if it’s time for a repair or replacement, you can always talk to a contractor to clarify any concerns you might have.
Dave McKinnis is the owner and president of McKinnis Roofing& Sheet Metal, Inc.With experience in roofing dating back to 1972, over 30 years of which have been spent at the helm of the company, he guides McKinnis Roofing into ensuring 100% client satisfaction. Check out the company blog for updates from Dave!