Fall is a great time of year. For roofers, the weather is cooler, which is a great relief from the hot summer season and up on the rooftops there is a phenomenal view of the leaves in changing colors! The Roofing Company crews can work long hours and get projects completed quickly without the risk for heat exhaustion. However, it’s not cold enough to interfere with any manufacturer’s recommended best installation practices, so we don’t have to worry about material problems due to low temperatures.
If you’re considering roof replacement, fall is a prime time to get it done.
All kinds of asphalt shingles have a strip of factory-applied adhesive on the underside of the shingle. When new asphalt shingles are installed, the adhesive is slowly warmed by the sun’s rays, causing each shingle to seal to the next course. This seal strip also creates much of a shingle’s resistance to wind uplift. This means that shingles need to be applied when the weather is still warm enough for the seals to be activated. Replacing a roof in the fall gives shingles plenty of time to bond prior to the first snowfall.
If your roof needs repairs, don’t delay another winter. Even problems such as a minor leak can worsen significantly over the course of the harsh winter months, leading to a more serious threat to the interior and more expensive repairs. A serious ice storm or snowfall can bring everything to a head when it’s most difficult to make repairs.
If you’re not sure if your roof can make it through the coming winter, consider having The Roofing Company conduct a professional inspection. You’ll receive an expert evaluation of your roof’s condition and recommendations to keep it in the best shape possible. Call us today at (757) 867-6600 for prompt, efficient service from the most trusted roofing company in the Hampton Roads Area.