Fall: The Season for a Roof Replacement

If you have been putting off a roof replacement, now is a perfect time! Now that you don’t sweat every time that you walk to your car, the beginning of the fall season brings a great opportunity for roof installation. With snow coming around the corner in a few months, re-roofing your home ensures your home is protected before you find out about more serious issues. Here are the reasons why fall is the perfect time to replace your roof:

Spring and Summer Have Taken a Toll

The strong winds and rain from the spring and summer months can take a toll on your roof, especially when your roof is approaching the end of its lifespan. The heat from the sun can do a lot of damage to an aging roof as well. Even if it didn’t leak last year, that doesn’t mean it is ready to face another winter.

Snow is Coming

Your roof is designed to hold up against snow, but we all know how the Midwest is… if you have an aging roof, it may not be able to hold up against the amount of snow winter storms dump onto your roof. If your roof has damage underneath the shingles, it can be corrected while the shingles are off. Stop the invisible damages from getting worse before your roof has to face the challenges of winter.

Heavy ice buildup can overload roof flashing and tie in, especially if your shingles are already starting to crumble. When icicles form along the roofline, snow builds up behind them and works its way underneath the shingles. That water will then expand when it freezes again, widening the tear. Before the cold months hit, call Siefken Contracting to inspect your roof.

Fall Has Perfect Weather

The combination of cool, predictable weather during the fall makes a perfect time for a roof replacement. From September to November, the temperature averages between 45 degrees and 85 degrees and little threat of rain, shingles are able to properly seal and create an airtight barrier. The proper sealing of shingles is crucial to your roof’s performance. Forming this airtight seal and the moisture-resistant barrier is an important step in repairing for winter. Working with shingles in temperatures 26 degrees or lower can cause a lot of issues. The shingles can become brittle and make the job more complicated, take longer to complete the project, and put a bigger dent in your wallet.

You’ll Save in the Winter

New roofing materials are energy-efficient, they keep the sun’s heat from coming into your home and heated/cooled air from escaping. Re-roofing your home and other energy-efficient upgrades can even earn you a federal tax credit.  If you’re tempted to put off replacing your roof until the middle of winter, think again. After their summer-to-fall rush, contractors enter a slower season and typically don’t offer winter discounts. And if they do, remember that working with shingles in colder weather can take longer to complete, become a more complicated process, and end up costing more.

Cons of Replacing Your Roof in the Fall

With perfect weather conditions and homeowners’ last chance to fix their roof before winter takes over, it is typically a very busy time. That being said, it is important to make these phone calls before fall. Summer jobs may spill into the beginning of the fall months, meaning you may not be able to get your roof replaced by next week.

Just as there’s an ideal season to have your siding replaced, there is also a perfect time to have a roof replacement done. If you are thinking this fall is the season to get a new roof, make sure to plan out a month or two in advance. Call Siefken Contracting today to schedule your roof replacement and reserve your spot for this prime season.