A Seasonal Guide to Roofing
The weather is starting to cool down, which means outdoor projects are in full swing. Since most of us were barricaded in our homes due to the sweltering heat this summer, now is a great time to think about the exterior of your home.
One element to consider is your roof. When it comes to a roof replacement or repairs, there are many factors to think about!
- The age of your shingles
- Weather conditions throughout the year and their effects on your roof
- Damage occurred during hurricane season from high winds, rain, or hail
- Temperature fluctuations with extreme ups and downs
Truth be told, once you realize your roof has damage, it’s time to contact a roofing contractor no matter the season. However, if you have adequate time to plan, some seasons have benefits that you may not have considered.
Fall is a great time to consider replacing your roof or at least doing the necessary repairs. The mild weather and comfortable conditions during autumn allow your roof to be completed in a timely manner. Since the weather is so pleasant and roofers can work during the day, many roofing companies have their busiest time of year during late summer and early fall. If you want to make sure your roofing contractor is available, it is best to get on the schedule early.
While autumn is the wettest season in North Carolina, it is still a great time to prepare your roof for winter and cooler temperatures. A quality roofing expert will be able to accommodate the interrupting rain and have a backup plan if the fall storms approach.
With hurricane season wrapping up by the end of November, winter is an ideal time to get your roof replaced or repaired. Limited rain paired with the holiday season, most roofers are available to get the job done. The only concern to getting your roof repaired during the winter season would be the occasional freak snow storm that plagues the southwest. While you can’t plan around a possible “snowmageddon,” it is a good idea to be flexible if bad weather were to head your way.
We all know that “April showers bring May flowers” or at least that’s what the saying from our youth tells us. Written in the late 1800s, that poem doesn’t necessarily hold true for the state of North Carolina and our climate patterns. April has a tendency to be the driest month in NC, and spring is generally the driest season in our state. Partner those weather trends with mild temperatures — the perfect roofing conditions present themselves during the months of March, April, May, and early June.
With the average temperature in June, July, and August reaching 90 degrees in North Carolina and high humidity, summer can create unworkable conditions for a roofing crew. Most roofing crews will work in the early morning to not compete with the brutal weather conditions.
As a homeowner, however, the days are longer and the summer storms don’t usually show up until later in the evening which means there is plenty of time for your roof to be repaired or replaced. Another positive to getting your roof replaced during early summer is that you can save money due to energy efficiency improvements linked to your roof materials.
Seasons Play a Minor Role
The seasons play a minor role in replacing or repairing your roof in the state of North Carolina. The long-term climate and weather patterns are relatively mild, so they don’t govern when a crew can replace or repair your roof. The best time to get your roof repaired is as soon as a problem presents itself…planning ahead and replacing your roof when necessary will help the efficiency of your home and overall comfort level.
Professional Roof Installation and Repair
Whether you need a new roof for your home or are simply looking to replace compromised shingles, we pride ourselves on providing you with excellent services and professional workmanship. At TrueBlue Roofing, we have superior knowledge of both residential and commercial roofing and make sure to honestly assess your roof to guarantee top-rated services while meeting your roofing needs. We offer a no-obligation estimate of the cost to replace your roof and are a locally owned and operated business that provides a warranty on all of our work and materials. Call us today at 919-589-7290 or contact us using the form below.
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