If you’ve been putting off getting that new roof installed for the right time, then the fall season is a perfect time. Why you may ask? Fall roof installations are most preferred by most roofers and for a great reason. The busy, hot summer days are over, and you’re likely to get your roof replacement project scheduled whenever is most convenient for you, but that’s just the beginning. RTS has seven reasons to schedule your roof repair in the fall months.
ONE- BEST WEATHER CONDITIONS
Roof work isn’t easy, and it’s not made any easier by the blazing hot North Carolina summers we have been exposed to in recent years. The fall provides the perfect weather conditions for roofers to work and those lower temperatures are also better for the roofing itself.
Most roofing experts would agree that roofing is best installed at temperatures between 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, exactly the temps you start to see in the fall. Temperatures like these ensure that shingles don’t stick together, but still adhere firmly to your roof.
Also, the fall weather is safer for roofers to be protected from the blazing sun than the summer months bring as they work diligently to replace your roof.
TWO- LOWER CHANCES OF STORMS
The spring/summer months are when we are more likely to get our heavy rainfall, especially with our sometimes unpredictable weather here in the Charlotte areas. This can make it difficult for Roof Top Sentinels staff to schedule jobs, and also to inspect your roof fully to assess what work needs to be done as wet roofs become slippery and hazardous for our roofers to climb.
We recommend fall months as it is a little more predictable because most of the heavy storms have stopped for a while and conditions are much clearer. This makes it a lot easier for your roofer to determine what services are necessary this year, and what can't wait for a later time.
If you’re looking to do a complete roof replacement, it’s also much easier for roofers to get you on schedule fairly quickly as suppliers will also have the color shingle you prefer without a wait time. Compared to the summer months when material demand is high.
THREE- BETTER INSTALLATION CONDITIONS
The fall temperatures actually make shingles a lot easier for roofers to work with compared to the summer months. The roofs become too hot and difficult to install because the asphalt coating on the roof shingles may become slightly soft, which can cause foot slippage. In addition, can make the shingles susceptible to scuffing from roof work and foot traffic.
Fall offers the best ideal temperature for installing roofs. Ensuring your roof can get completed in a timely manner and at a budget-friendly cost.
FOUR- IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR SHINGLE SEALING
Installation of shingles on a new roof in the fall is a perfect time because it provides enough time for the shingles to bond properly before the winter months arrive. The weather is still warm enough to allow the shingles for proper bonding, insulating your roof, but not so cold that shingles don’t adhere properly.
Installation in the fall ensures you have a healthy roof that seals out water, wind, and ice, and keeps your home warm and protected from the winter weather and the elements for years to come.
FIVE- KEEPS YOUR HOME SAFE THROUGH THE WINTER
The best way to keep your family and home dry and warm through the winter months is to get your roof installed in the fall before the bad weather arrives. The last thing you want is to discover your roof has a leak halfway through the winter months.
It's hard to find roofers who work in the winter, and it’s hard for them to find a good day to do the repairs as well. Avoid roof damage in the winter by calling RTS to perform their Annual Preventative Maintenance service before winter arrives.
SIX- KEEP CRITTERS OUT OF THE ROOF & ATTIC
Critters such as squirrels, raccoons, and other woodland creatures would love to make your attic their home as they tried to keep warm in the winter. It’s an invitingly warm, dry place that people don’t frequent, which makes it an ideal space for them, but something you don’t want to make accommodating for them in your home.
By performing roof repairs in the fall, you ensure any cracks and holes in your roof that might allow pest’s entrance are well-sealed. This works to keep little critters out before they even consider coming in.
SEVEN- SAVE ON YOUR HEATING BILLS
Best of all, a new roof, or a recently repaired roof that has been protected and secured before the snow arrives, can save your pocket on your heating bills. Your roof is one of the first places to let heat escape if it hasn’t been properly maintained.
A new roof is well insulated, ensuring you keep heat in, reducing your heating bills, and helping offset some of the costs of the roofing or roof repairs you just had done.
Fall roof repairs are some of the easiest to schedule and the quickest to complete. What’s more, if you’re already having your roofer come out for your yearly inspection or your bi-annual gutter cleaning, then it’s the perfect time to bundle all those repairs into one!
If you’ve been putting off roof repairs, or your roof replacement project, now’s the time to schedule! Give Roof Top Sentinels a call today at 704-774-1072 or request a free estimate online for your fall roof repairs. Where we specialize in roof repairs and replacements!