Have you been thinking about getting your roof replaced? If it’s old, keeps leaking, or a number of other things then that means it is time to start thinking about a replacement. Of course, you can’t just replace your roof at the drop of the hat. You need time to hire a Tigard roofer that you are confident in, decide what kind of roof that you want, and so on. After you’ve done all this, that’s when you can start thinking about the best time of year to replace your roof. Let’s dive in and discuss the best times of the year for a roof replacement.
When Should You Replace Your Roof?
So, when is the best time to replace your roof? Ideally, you should be replacing your roof in the fall. The temperatures in fall are just right for roofing installation as they are not too hot and they are not too cold. Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material, and the correct weather conditions will have an impact on whether or not they adhere firmly to the roof. As such, if you are thinking about replacing your roof any time soon, this is the best time to do it.
What Benefits Does This Bring?
The first benefit is that it ensures that your home is going to be safe through the winter. You should never go through a winter without a roof that you are sure will last the whole time without letting anything in. The last thing that you want is for water to be dripping onto your floor, or worse into the wallpaper and on the walls.
If you have a new roof your home is more likely to be warm. The reason for this is that the materials used these days are thicker and of higher quality, so as long as you choose the best materials for the roof, it’s going to be a little bit toastier inside. This means you won’t have to crank the heating up as high and worry about the larger bill.
Also, a new roof is likely to help you avoid ice dams building on the roof. If you don’t know what ice dams are, they are essentially a large collection of ice that has formed along your home and in the gutters where the warm air from your home has met the snow on the roof. Some of it will have melted, and other parts will have turned to stone-cold ice. These are a nightmare as they can damage your home if left unchecked. It’s for this reason that it’s best to just get an entirely new roof when you need one.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and can ideally plan for the best time of year to replace your roof.
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