The Benefits and Risks of Replacing a Roof in the Winter
People often associate roofing jobs with the heat of summer, and the autumn months are a busy time for those trying to get a job done before winter hits. In many cases, a roof can be fully replaced in the winter, but it is important to understand the benefits and risks involved. This will help you make a smart investment in improving your home.
A new roof will be a strong defense against harsher winter weather. Likewise, the weather demands of winter can make existing problems worse before spring. If shingles are starting to curl or crack, moisture is easily able to get in and cause more issues. A deteriorating roof will also lose a lot more heat, which can wreak havoc on your heating bill and your comfort.
Working with a roofing contractor in an off-peak season may also help you get a better deal. If you are able to save money on a roofing project by completing it in winter, you’ll be one step ahead for your next home improvement project in the springtime.
As expected, the weather in winter can have an impact on your roof replacement. Along with cold snaps and winter storms affecting the physical work, some roofing materials are temperature-sensitive. Rushing a job in too cold a temperature can negatively change the way your new roof seals, causing moisture problems down the road.
Know the Signs
If it’s been some time since you last had your roof inspected, keep an eye out for the following signs that you may need repairs or a replacement:
- Sagging spots in the roof
- Cracking, creaking, or popping noises from the roof
- Cracks developing in walls
- Cracked, curled, or cupped shingles
If any of these signs begin to appear or worsen, get your roof inspected soon. An expert contractor will have the skills and experience necessary to replace your roof, even in the winter months. To request a free inspection, contact us online or by phone in Dallas/Ft. Worth at 972-731-7663 or in Houston at 281-290-7325.