When to replace your roof
General roof upkeep and intermittent replacement are imperative for maintaining the basic uprightness of your home.
Your roof shields your home and protects your family from the effects of the Sun, rain, wind, etc.
Holes or poor roof plans can cause damages such as: uncoordinated water overflow that dissolves the roof off of your home, water standing on the roof can cause hanging, spills and even paint damage to the exterior dividers of your home.
This article will give you the ins and outs of when to replace your roof.
Here are the advantages and disadvantages of rooftop replacement throughout the seasons
Snowfall and frost in the winter makes it very challenging to have part of a roof replaced and is especially the case when replacing an entire roof.
In the cold North East of England, sealants will not adhere as successfully in the winter and shingles will take a much longer time to set.
Due to this reason most roofers will support the idea that you should schedule your roof replacement work for warmer seasons.
Despite it being a certain season of the year there is always the possibility of a fair amount of rain.
However generally Spring/Summer is characteristically a good time for when to replace your roof, the weather being drier and warmer is essential for the highest quality of service being carried out.
Early Spring and early summer are for the most part a cost saving time to have your roof repaired or replaced, this is because it is a slower time of year for roofing firms businesswise, additionally materials and labour costs are cheaper.
Trade tends to increase late on in the summer months and you may have to wait several weeks or a month to get a roofing contractor out to your home.
Furthermore, during this busy period of business, the possibility of soaring temperatures and humidity considerably limits the number of hours technicians can spend each day on the job, thus adding additional days to the task.
This season is the optimum time for when to replace your roof.
The climate is not cruelly hot or humid and torrential rain has not quite begun yet.
Roofers can do a full days work without the possibility of heat exhaustion or being too cold, this means they can get the job done much more rapidly and reduces the inconvenience to your family.
A further positive of an autumnal roof installation is how it affects the materials used.
Shingle roofs particularly need some time to seal which will then create an airtight barrier for the roof.
The high temperature and humidity in the Summer and low temperatures in the Winter make this process a lot more challenging.
Autumn can be thought of as the optimum season for roof work, it is not too cold and not too hot, it is just right.
Having a roof replacement in the Autumn offers peace of mind in the sense that you will not be wondering whether your roof will hold up without issues throughout the coming Winter season.
Note: A common mistake home owners make is putting off a roof replacement when it is already long overdue with prevalent signs of decay.
As previously mentioned the main leak could cause collateral damage to other parts of your house, creating large financial expenses in the long run.
To replace a roof is quite expensive but it is a major investment to your home.
It will add to your overall property value, aesthetics, prevents collateral damage and gives you peace of mind.