When Is The Best Time to Get A New Roof? (Hint: It’s Now!)
We’re entering the season of pumpkin-flavored everything and spooky home decorations! We’ll also start to see dropping temperatures here in Dallas. Which means the perfect time to get a new roof is now!
If you need a roof replacement, taking care of it right now is ideal – and here are four reasons why!
Roofing shingles will respond better.
Roofing shingles need the climate to be ideally above 40 degrees Fahrenheit for the airtight adhesive to seal. Once it gets too cold, you risk compromising that seal and the waterproofing quality of the shingle. If it rains or snows, you could risk serious water damage. Depending on how severe a winter we get, fall could be your last chance to make the repairs or replacements you need. Waiting for spring to make these could compromise the integrity of your home!
You have summer damage.
The summer sun and hail storms can wreak havoc on your roof, especially if it’s over 15 years old. Hail displaces the protective granules on your shingles, eventually comprising their ability to protect your home from rain and snow. The sun can crack and warp your older shingles, having a similar effect. If you have this kind of damage, your best option is to take care of it now, before it turns into costly, winter emergency repairs.
If you haven’t already, schedule a complimentary fall roof inspection here.
Get ready for winter.
We may be excited for the temperature to drop, but your roof might not be! If you already have damage under your roof shingles, our winter weather will only make it worse.
If you lack insulation, whether it’s from worn roofing materials or from a lack of insulation in your attic, rain and snow could form ice dams on your roof. The warmer areas of your roof will melt snow, and the cooler areas (usually near your gutters) will freeze the runoff. The result is an ice dam and icicles. The ice prevents water from draining properly. It backs up and can leak into your home, damaging walls, ceilings, and more. If you see snow piling up near your gutters but none on the top of your roof, that’s a sign you have an ice dam.
Another common problem we see is water seeping into existing damage, then freezing and expanding, making the damage worse and allowing more water into your home. Eventually, this will cause a nasty leak!
Save on heating.
Is your home uncomfortable no matter how high you turn the heat? Is your electric bill sky high in the winter? Your warm air could be escaping through your roof!
Old or damaged roofing materials and insulation could be letting your heat escape. A new roof will be up to code, energy-efficient, and will prevent the cold outside air from coming into your home.
This winter you can avoid damage AND save money! Get your free fall roof inspection now and have peace of mind heading into the holiday seasons. Call us at 972-231-0794 or visit us online to schedule a roof inspection now!