A roof keeps a house (and the family inside) safe and secure. But while performing this function efficiently, the roof has to endure a lot, including heavy winds, storms, rainfall, snow, and much more. After some time, the roof and its essential components may get damaged. As a homeowner, it is your duty to ensure that you are inspecting the roof regularly, getting repair work done as needed, and keeping the roof well-maintained.
Generally, most people think that a warmer season such as summer would be the best time to carry out roof repairs. According to roofing experts, however, winter/fall is considered the best period when it comes to performing roofing repair work.
Why might winter be the best season to get roofing repair work done?
#1 Cool air helps the roof cure:
During winter, there is usually a cool breeze blowing for a few months. This weather condition will help the roofing material to work efficiently and cure at a faster rate. Moreover, such weather conditions help in enhancing the sturdiness of the entire roof, which in turn will extend the average service life of the roof.
#2 Save money on heating costs:
During winter months, most people switch on their heater(s) to make the house interior cozier and warmer. However, if your roof is damaged, it will not make the rooms warm. Instead, it will lead to an increase in utility bills. This happens because the insulation of the house does not work in an efficient way due to having a damaged roof. In such scenarios, the heat will merely blow outside, and the energy consumption will increase. So if you get your roof repaired during winter, you can save money since your roof would be fixed and become energy-efficient.
#3 Roofs may suffer from wear and tear during the summer months:
The summer months are extremely hot coupled with extreme weather fluctuations. On a hot summer’s day the scorching summer heat would hit the surface of the roof and could cause severe damage. Plus, sudden summer rain is not at all good for roofing materials. Winter is generally considered to be the best season for roofing work as the weather conditions are likely to be in favor of the roofing process.
#4 Roofing material will get enough time to recover:
Just like any other repair work, the roofing material(s) used on a roof requires some time to settle down and recover from the damage caused to the roof. Only when enough time is provided to recover will the roof remain strong in the coming years. For the recovery process, the weather conditions should be cool and dry. Winter offers several cool and dry days in a row for roofing work to be done.
#5 Winter provides ideal working conditions for workers:
Roof repair is a dangerous job, and you know it. Whenever roofing professionals climb the roof, they have to make sure that precautions are taken to prevent accidents. If it’s a mild winter, it’s not too hot or too cold to do work on a roof, and that’s ideal.
Some people assume roofers don’t work in the winter just because the temperature outside is cold. But winter is actually a fine time to get roofing repair work done. Roofers would prefer to be up on a roof when it’s 40 degrees instead of 90 degrees outside! Meanwhile, weather conditions during the winter can actually be favorable to the overall roofing process.