If you need a roof replacement, consider when you schedule the project. It can be tempting to rush to get the job done as soon as possible, but you might find you get better results and the best weather conditions by choosing to replace your roof in the fall.
Today, we’ll discuss three major reasons to schedule a roof replacement in the fall and how the other seasons compare on each point.
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The most obvious reason to avoid summer or winter roof replacement is, of course, the temperatures. The blistering heat of a Virginia summer or the frigid cold of winter can affect the ease of installation of asphalt shingles and other roofing materials.
Heat can make it a struggle to apply anything using quick-setting adhesives, to say nothing of how extreme heat can distort the shape of shingles before they’re installed. On the other hand, winter cold can make certain materials contract, rendering some brittle and easily broken.
For these reasons, most experts prefer only installing roofs in temperatures between 40 and 85 degrees, making fall the perfect time of year for your roof replacement.
Fall skies in Northern Virginia are significantly clearer than in winter or spring. There’s less risk of inclement weather that can affect your roof replacement schedule, such as
It’s especially important to avoid storms in the middle of your replacement, as a half-replaced roof in combination with a powerful storm is risky even if your contractors effectively secure any materials.
More Efficient Installation
Comfortable temperatures for your installers can greatly affect scheduling and active working hours. While you can count on a skilled contractor to get the job done regardless of discomfort, your installers can operate at peak efficiency in ideal weather conditions.
That’s not even getting into questions of delays or safety risks when days come around where working conditions might cross the line in the middle of your project from unpleasant to dangerous.
Scheduling in the fall, when humidity and temperatures are best for outdoor work, minimizes the risk of complications and project extensions.
Schedule a Roof Replacement With Beyond Exteriors This Fall
At Beyond Exteriors, we always deliver quality workmanship and durable products, and we’d be happy to help with your roof replacement project.
If you want your roof replaced in the fall, it’s important to think ahead when possible. Because fall is the best time of year to replace your roof or do similar exterior work, it’s also one of the more popular seasons and keeps contractors busier.
By scheduling your roof replacement in advance, you can be certain of the timing of the project without the hassle of limited scheduling options.