After many months of deliberation and weighing the pros and cons of roof replacement, you have decided to go ahead with a new installation. The only question that remains now is when to schedule the appointment.
At Spicer Bros. Construction, Inc., we feel that fall is the ideal time for roof replacement because the outdoor temperature is not too hot or too cold. In fact, roofing industry experts recommend waiting until the average daily temperature hits a range of 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit before removing the old roof and installing the new one.
The advantage of installing asphalt roofing shingles in the fall season is that the warmer temperatures make it easier for the shingles to adhere to the roof. If you wait until winter when the temperature drops, the shingles are much more brittle, and the thermally activated asphalt sealant won’t properly bond them together. Another advantage of fall roof installation is that the storm season and sweltering heat of summer have passed. Fall is cooler but not yet cold, making a more comfortable working environment for the roof installers. Below are some additional reasons to consider roof installation in the fall.
Reduce Heating Bills for the Upcoming Winter
The efficiency of your furnace or heat pump plays a significant role in how much you pay to keep your home warm this winter. If your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system sits in the attic, replacing your roof before the start of the cold weather season improves its efficiency and lowers your energy bills. Paying less for heat in the winter and cool air in the summer also helps you recoup your return on investment faster.
Scheduling Roof Installation Now Helps You Avoid an Emergency Service Call
Perhaps you have known for several months that your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan but have put off getting estimates and scheduling new installation. The problem with delaying the inevitable is that you could soon find yourself requiring emergency repair or installation. When an aging roof is in poor condition, sometimes it only takes a strong wind to blow off several shingles or a storm to cause a cave-in of part of the roof. By scheduling roof replacement now, you can oversee the installation process on your timetable and avoid the inconvenience of scheduling emergency service.
Existing Roof Problems Tend to Worsen in the Winter
If you have leaks or small holes in your roof now, they will only worsen with exposure to winter weather. A small leak on the roof that grows larger could cause water to come into your home. Heavy snow can put pressure on existing holes and increase their size, while water can freeze and potentially cause ice dams on your roof. Although these problems won’t cause an immediate roof collapse, they may require you to make emergency and/or costly repairs.
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Spicer Bros. Construction, Inc. has proudly offered roof installation and several other home improvement services to the communities surrounding Salisbury, Maryland and Lewes, Delaware since 2002. Please contact us today with additional questions or to request an estimate for new roof installation.