When you need a new roof installed, fall is the perfect time of year. After the summer storms and before the winter freezes, autumn offers great weather for roof installation and a chance to get your house ready to face snow, ice, and dropping temperatures. September through November is the ideal season for replacing roofing systems, so make sure to contact professionals at MAC Construction & Roofing to schedule your consultation today. Let’s examine the top benefits of replacing your roof in the fall.
1. Summer wind, rain, and storms take a toll on your roof, especially when it is approaching the end of its expected lifespan. Inspect your roof at the end of summer, as well as immediately after a severe storm, and take care of problems promptly. If you need to order a replacement roof, you'll save money by doing it according to your own schedule and not as an emergency job outlined by your contractor.
2. Fall has the ideal weather conditions for replacing your roof. Roofing is best installed on a clear day when the thermometer is above 45 to 50 degrees, particularly if you are using asphalt shingles. This allows the shingles' seal strips to melt and adhere properly due to the ambient warmth, a process known as thermal sealing. At the same time, your roofer will be able to work better when it's not excessively hot.
3. It's crucial that the shingles are properly sealed before winter comes along. That way, they will be ready to form an airtight and moisture-resistant barrier against frigid temperatures. Furthermore, they are less likely to be blown off by high winds.
4. Shingles tend to become brittle and more difficult to work with as the air grows colder. Shingle manufacturers typically recommend installation of their products at temperatures of 26 degrees or higher. It is much easier to break a cold, brittle shingle when fastening it in place. This means that hand nailing has to take the place of roofing guns, making the job more complicated and slower.
If you're tempted to put off replacing your roof until the middle of winter, think again. Although December to March is indeed the slow season for roofing contractors in cold climates, don't automatically expect to hire a roofer at a lower price. Reroof in autumn to save on heating bills and keep your family cozy in winter. Roofing specialists at MAC Construction & Roofing can get you on your way to a new roof just in time for the colder season. Contact us today!