If you’ve been thinking about replacing your aging roof but you’re not quite sure when is the right time to hire a roofing contractor company, now is actually the ideal time of year. There are a number of benefits to replacing your roof before winter weather sets in. Still not convinced? Let’s take a look at a few reasons why this is the ideal season for a roof replacement.
Ideal Weather Conditions
As temperatures cool and we prepare for winter conditions, autumn delivers ideal conditions. A clear day with an average temperature ranging from 45 to 50 degrees is considered optimal in the roofing industry, especially when installing asphalt shingles. Fall temperatures allow shingle strips to form optimal thermal seals, just in time for blustery winter weather. Because thermal seals require time to form moisture resistant shields, it’s best to have your new roof in place well before the first major snowfall of the season.
Replacing Before It’s Too Late
If your roof is showing signs of wear and tear, it’s important to replace or repair your roof before winter weather conditions cause further damage. This is particularly true if your roof already has leaks or holes. Compounded with the excessive weight of heavy snow and ice, these punctures can quickly become a complete disaster.
Replacing your roof while weather is temperate is not only best for the integrity of your roof but it’s also optimal in terms of energy efficiency. Not only will it help you avoid wasted heating or cooling during the project, it will make your home more energy efficient in the coming winter months. Better yet, if your HVAC system is in your attic, a new roof will enable your system to perform at an optimal level.
If you replace your roof before December 31, 2016 you may be eligible to receive a federal tax credit for roofing material. Be sure to save receipts and product labels for your 2016 tax returns.
Don’t delay the inevitable any longer, request a free roof inspection today! Allow us to help you explore your options and discover why we are one of Denver’s leading roofing contractor companies. Have questions? Please pose them below or contact us directly.