As the days shorten and the weather begins cooling, many homeowners may begin thinking of replacing their roofs. While it’s not the most exciting home improvement project, there are many benefits to a summer roof replacement. Here are just a few!
1) Easier Roof Installation
Cold weather negatively influences roof construction materials, making them harder to work with. Consequently, it usually takes longer to install a roof during the winter. In the summer, however, warmer temperatures make it easier to install a roof quickly and efficiently.
2) Quicker Installation and Fewer Chances of Delay
With the improved working conditions that come with summer, roofing projects are less likely to experience delays. This is important because a delay in your roof installation can lead to severe problems, such as water damage to your home.
The winter season is pretty hectic for roofing contractors in Spokane Valley; the heavy rain and snowstorms lead to many damaged roofs. As a result, there’s high demand for roofing services as people frantically search for emergency fixes for their roofs. The summer season, however, is less busy, so you’ll have an easier time finding a contractor that can start working on your roof immediately.
4) Lower Moisture Levels
During winters, the snow is constantly melting and seeping through any small opening in your roof; this increases moisture levels around and under your shingles. Additionally, the damp environment can affect recently installed roofing materials, hurting the overall progress.
5) Enhances Roof Efficiency During Winters
If you don’t repair damaged roof sections and shingles during the summer, you run the risk of extensive damage during the winter. Not only can the heavy snowfall damage your roof, but the freezing and thawing of water on your roof can also cause serious problems. By making sure your roof is in good condition before winter arrives, you can avoid costly repairs down the road.
6) Avoid Unexpected Surprises
Emergency roof repairs are never fun, especially when they happen in the middle of a cold winter storm. By taking care of necessary repairs or replacements during the summer, you can avoid the hassle and stress of dealing with an unexpected roofing problem.
What to Consider Before a Roof Replacement
If your roof has survived more than two decades or is showing signs of wear and tear, it may be time to start considering a roof replacement. Remember the following as you begin the process:
- The current roofing type: Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing material, but there are also options like metal roofs, tile roofs, and more.
- Your roof’s condition: If your roof is starting to show signs of age or damage, it may be time for a replacement.
- Your area’s climate: If you reside in a region with severe weather conditions, you may need more frequent roof replacement than someone who lives in a milder climate.
If you’re considering a summer roof replacement, be sure to get it done by a certified professional. Palmer Construction has over 20 years of experience in roofing in the Spokane Valley area and can help you get the most out of your home improvement project. We offer free roof inspections, and our team is always up for a challenge. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!