Why Fall Is The Best Time To Replace Your Roof
You have finally made the decision to mend your roof. You have entered into a contract with a roofing contractor, chosen the new material and the colors as well but you are still pondering over the time which will prove to be the best to undertake the task. Well, the answer most certainly is the fall season. Here are the reasons why fall is the best time of the year to replace the roof:
- Ideal Weather Condition
The weather conditions for roof replacement are ideal in the autumn. The ideal time to install a roof is when the sun is shining, the weather is not humid and the temperature is between 450F to 800F. The temperatures are slightly cooler and do not make the roofers get fatigued due to heat.
- Save Money on HVAC Systems and Tax Credit
You can save a lot of money on the heating bills during winter by replacing an old roof with a new moisture resistant and energy efficient insulated roofs in the fall season. The HVAC systems located in the attic will also work at maximum efficiency in the freezing temperatures. The best part is that you might be able to qualify for receiving tax credit for energy-efficiency. Just save your receipts and labels of the products used and file in with the income tax reports.
- Air-Tight Barrier
New shingles always require ample time to make a perfectly sealed barrier in order to make it stand rough and tough even in the harshest of environmental conditions. By replacing the roof in the fall season, you will ensure that the shingles are made air-tight before the arrival of the cold season to provide a robust barrier against the chilly weather. Shingles are also quite difficult to work with in the cold season as they become brittle and roofing contractors generally recommend working with shingles at temperatures greater than 260C.
Since autumn is also the busiest time of the year when roofing contractors’ schedule is completely full it is advisable that you have booked your replacement project with an experienced contractor earlier.