Fall is the Best Time for a Roof Replacement
As temperatures and leaves begin to fall, you may think it’s too late in the year to consider a roof replacement for your Ann Arbor area home. Actually, fall is one of the best times to replace your roof. It’s also one of the most popular, so don’t wait to call Roofman!
What makes fall the best time for a roof replacement?
Here’s what makes fall the perfect time for a new Roofman roof:
Best weather for roofers – Not too hot, not too cold – fall’s moderate temperatures are safest and most comfortable for our roofers, which is important to us because they’re our family. Fall is also less likely to have weather extremes that affect our scheduling than summer or winter, making it the best time to schedule your new roof.
Best weather for shingles – The moderate temperatures of fall are also best for shingles. Extreme heat can make shingles sticky to work with while extreme cold makes them less pliable and more prone to breaking. Fall temperatures are ideal for both Installing a new roof and for the shingles to set and seal properly.
Lower energy costs before winter – If your roof is over fifteen years old or has weather-related damage, installing a new, energy-efficient roof before winter can lower your energy costs. It’ll keep the heat in and cold out, lowering your heating bills while keeping your family more comfortable.
Repair/replace seasonal weather damage – Spring rains and summer heat can be hard on a roof, especially an older roof. It’s always smart to inspect your roof for damage when the seasons change. The wind, rain, hail, and heat of extreme weather conditions in spring and summer can all cause damage that can lead to leaks. The longer you leave a damaged roof on your home, the worse that damage will get. And that can lead to more expensive problems down the road.
Protect your home from winter – Michigan winters aren’t easy on a roof! The freezing temperatures cause water to expand inside cracks, tearing shingles or making existing damage worse. Ice and snow buildup can cause shingles to separate, allowing heat to leak out and water to leak in. In the most extreme weather, ice dams can cause leaks and snow weight can even collapse roofs. A new, strong Roofman roof protects your home from winter.
Pest control – Everyone wants to stay warmer in the winter, including squirrels, mice, chipmunks, and other local wildlife. They may be cute in your yard, but they’re not so cute if they take up residence in your attic! Animals can leave feces, urine, and nesting materials in your attic, and are also known to dig into insulation, as well as chew on cables and wires. Females may find your attic a warm, safe place to have a litter. If your roof has even the smallest hole, you may find yourself hosting an entire family of pests. Closing off entry points into your attic before you have furry residents is the most humane way to avoid those unwanted guests.
Beat the fall rush! Call Roofman today
As the seasons change and you prepare for winter, keep Roofman in mind for all your maintenance and roof replacement needs in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, and all SE Michigan.
We’re a family-owned roofing company in Ann Arbor, MI. We know your family is as important to you as ours is to us. We do quality custom work because we know that your house is more than four walls and a roof – it’s a home. And your family deserves the best.
Did we mention Roofman USA roofs come with a lifetime guarantee?
With our one-day installation and 100% no-leak and lifetime workmanship guarantees, we can stop your roof problems in their tracks before the snow flies and give you the peace of mind for years to come. Contact us today to schedule your inspection and get your guaranteed estimate.