Replace a Roof for Home Protection
If you plan to replace a roof, it’s important to consider the various factors affecting the process. To replace a roof is an investment that requires careful planning and consideration. The best time to replace a roof depends on various factors such as weather conditions, prices, and contractor availability. Your roof is essential to your home’s protection, inside and outside.
Spring is a Great Time to Replace a Roof
The busiest times to replace a roof are generally mild-weather seasons. Spring is an ideal time to replace a roof as the weather is beginning to warm up after a hard, cold winter, allowing workers to have longer and more productive days.
The extreme temperatures of winter and summer are less than ideal for roof installations, but spring offers cooler weather and less humidity. These conditions reduce the risks of moisture damage and also tend to be more comfortable for workers.
Spring is an excellent time to replace a roof because the mild weather conditions and longer days make for a smooth and efficient installation process. Replacing your roof during this season also ensures your home is prepared for the extreme weather conditions of the winter and summer months.
However, spring also brings frequent rain, which can delay roofing work. Depending on how much rain your area gets, your roof replacement may get pushed back or even delayed until the weather is drier and the roof is safer to work on.
Inspect Your Roof:
Spring is also an excellent time to inspect your roof for damage left over from a hard winter. If you experienced ice dams or unusual home damage this past winter season, hiring a roofing professional for an inspection is an excellent first step that can provide both information about your roof and peace of mind if all is well.
In some cases, ice dams can leave permanent roof damage that requires repair even if the area didn’t leak during the winter. Effectively addressing that damage, and its cause decreases the likelihood of more ice dams forming next year.
Replace a Roof Guide:
Plan: Spring is a busy season for roofing contractors, so it’s essential to plan and book your contractor early. This will help ensure that you get the best price and that the work is completed on time.
Check your insurance: Before you start any work on your roof, it’s essential to check your insurance policy to see what is covered. Some policies may not cover certain types of damage, so it’s important to know what you’re covered for before you start.
Choose the right materials: There are many different types of roofing materials available, each with its advantages and disadvantages. It’s important to choose the right material for your home and your budget. Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in the United States.
Be sure to check with your HOA if you have one about which roofing shingles are allowed in your neighborhood. Northwest Roofing only uses quality shingles.
Hire an experienced roofing contractor: It’s not unusual for unexperienced roofing contractors to knock on homeowner’s doors after a storm.
Be careful who you let up on your roof because these door knockers tend to be out-of-towners, not local, and not experienced. It’s been known that they will climb up on a homeowner’s roof and come down with pictures of the damage and claim they took those pictures on your roof.
Always hire a roofing contractor that is local, and has years of roofing experience and good referrals.
Prepare your home: Replacing your roof can be a messy and noisy process, so it’s essential to prepare your home for the work. Cover any outdoor furniture, remove any valuables from the attic, and warn your neighbors about the upcoming work.
Spring is an excellent time to replace a roof. The mild weather conditions and longer days make for a smooth and efficient installation process, and it ensures your home is prepared for the extreme weather conditions of the winter and summer months.
Be sure to plan, check your insurance policy, choose the right materials, and prepare your home for the work.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your roof replacement is a success and that your home is protected for years to come.
Don Rutherford, Founder and Roofing Contractor for Northwest Roofing, located in Haslet, TX. Don has 25+ years of roofing experience. He maintains an A+ Business rating with the Tarrant County Better Business Bureau.
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