Fall is the best season for new roof installations. Most roofers prefer fall because it follows the hot and stormy summer months, just before the cold winter. A fall roof replacement can offer many benefits.
Ideal Weather Conditions
Clear skies and temperatures between 45-50 degrees make roof installation easier. These conditions are ideal for asphalt shingles, America’s most popular roofing type. The shingles can become difficult to manage during the summer heat. Winter is too cold and the shingles can become fragile and break easily. Fall temperatures are good for the installation process because they allow the seal strips of the shingles to stick to the roof properly. The roofer will also have a better experience by not having to work in the freezing winter heat or blazing summer heat.
Prepare Your Property for Winter
It is a good idea to install a new roof in the fall. This gives the shingles time to bond before winter sets in. The roof will also provide a barrier against freezing temperatures and moisture. The new roof is also less likely to blow away in a winter storm.
A roof that is replaced before winter starts will help prevent small holes or leaks from getting worse. A roof that isn’t in good shape and needs repair is two of the most dangerous things you can do for your roof. Avoid emergency roof repairs in winter as it is more difficult to find roofers during this time of the year.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF, and an achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.