If you’ve been postponing a roof replacement, fall is the best time to do it. Fall tends to bring mild weather, with comfortable temperatures. By the time fall is underway, most roofing contractors have finished their busy summer season, making it easier to schedule your project. Here are some reasons why you should consider replacing your roof in the fall.
Any day with the temperature above 45 degrees is good for roofing. Asphalt shingles need time to adhere well to your roof for good thermal sealing. Shingles, set at the right temperature, form an airtight barrier against rain and snow. Don’t wait until it gets too cold.
Spring and Summer Have Taken a Toll
Though your old roof didn’t leak last year, that doesn’t mean it’s ready to face another winter. Spring storms might have knocked off your shingles. The summer sun might have weakened your roofing to the point it won’t make it through another winter. Inspect your roof at summer’s end and take care of problems right away.
Snow Is Coming
Your roof can handle a certain amount of snow, but sometimes winter storms dump more than an aging roof can take. Heavy ice buildup can overload roof flashing and tie-ins. Snow builds up behind icicles along the roof line and works its way underneath the shingles. Heat from your attic causes snowmelt to drip into your home. Water gets into worn shingles and expands when it freezes again, widening the tear.
Begin Your Residential Roofing Project Today!
It pays to call a reputable roofing company to inspect your roof before the cold months hit. Contact Spicer Bros. Construction today at (410) 546-1190 for an in-home consultation. We are here to serve you in Salisbury and Ocean City, MD, and nearby areas.