You must maintain your house for it to be in good shape. However, maintaining the roof of your house is not an easy task. Furthermore, the job of replacing or fixing your roof can be dangerous.
Why Is The Fall Season The Best Time To Do Maintenance On The Roof?
The fall season is the best time to repair or replace the roof of your house for the following reasons…
Conditions Are Good
According to experts, the best time for roof installation is when the temperature is between 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Installation at these temperatures is especially good if you are installing asphalt shingles.
The cooler temperature will ensure that the thermal sealing of the asphalt shingles adheres to the roof. Also, the temperatures during the fall season make it more comfortable for professionals to repair or install your roof.
End Of The Stormy Season(s)
It is during the spring and summer seasons that severe weather conditions can damage your roof. Therefore, this makes fall the ideal time to properly access any damage that may have occurred during the stormy months. Rain can have an impact on roofing work and can cause delays as well. The ideal time to work on your roof is when the weather is drier.
Winter Temperatures Can Be Too Cold
Shingles tend to become brittle when the temperatures are cold. In the wintertime, shingles are more likely to break when they are being nailed to the roof. Roofers most often carefully nail shingles by hand during cold temperatures, causing delays and an increase in cost(s).
Storms May Start During Winter
Storms during winter can worsen any existing damage to a roof. Windy and snowy weather can worsen leaks or cause holes to become larger. Snowfall on a roof that is already compromised can cause expensive damage if you live in a snow-prone area. Therefore, it’s best to have roof work done before the snow flies.
Newly installed roof shingles will have enough time to bond if the work is done during fall– before the arrival of winter weather. This provides better insulation to your home against moisture and cold temperatures.
Save On Heating Bills
Your roof will be better insulated during the cold winter months if the roofing work is done in the fall. Your heating bills will be reduced when you install a new roof, which can in turn offset a small part of the cost of repairs or renovation.
What Are Some Top Maintenance Tips During Fall?
Do maintenance work on your roof during fall because you want to protect your home from snow and ice during winter. Fall is the time to do repairs if your roof is damaged. Here are the top five roof maintenance tips for fall…
Trim Trees Around The House
If the branches of the trees around your house are getting too close to your roof, do not wait any longer to deal with them. The extended branches can easily fall on your roof, causing severe damage. Animals could also be around, searching for shelter from the harsh weather.
Trim back your trees during fall so that they won’t be a danger or cause damage to your roofing later on.
Clean The Gutters
A clean gutter will ensure that water flows off your roofline properly. You might notice twigs and leaves on/in your gutters and roof in large quantities during fall. These can clog your gutters, splashing water back onto the roof, leading to mold and cracks.
Unclog pipes/drains and clean the gutters during the fall season. Doing this will ensure that your drainage system works properly because there won’t be a buildup of water on your roof. Keep your eyes on the gutters all throughout the season, and you will be able to avoid any costly repair if/when there is damage.
Install Gutter Guards
Gutter guards are not expensive, so you should consider fitting them when installing your gutter. Guards are helpful since they will help you reduce the amount of time you will spend cleaning the gutters.
Gutter guards have holes and they look like caps. The holes will prevent debris from going inside, but will allow water to pass. It will be hard for your gutter to get blocked if only water goes through it.
Get a Pre-Winter Inspection
It is not a bad idea at all to have a professional look at your roof during the fall season. Repairing the roof is easier in the fall when roofers do not have to worry about ice or snow.
Invest In Roof Repairs As Needed
The roof inspector may find that you need to do repair work on your roof. If that is the case, do not hesitate to get work done. Issues that seem insignificant during fall may turn into a huge problem during the winter season.
Going into the coldest season of the year with a firm, strong and sturdy roof is ideal.
It is no small task to maintain your roof. However, taking time to repair or replace any damaged part of your roof is worth it. In Andover, MN, you can call Born Carpentry at 612-747-8003 or email email@example.com to discuss having your roof inspected, your gutters cleaned, and/or repair work/replacement work done.