It is that time of year: springtime. This is a time for reorganizing, cleaning, and getting a jump-start on various home improvement projects. It’s also a terrific time to assess the condition of the exterior of your home . . . and that includes your roof.
If you’re wondering if your roof is ready to be replaced, ask yourself these important questions to get a better sense of your roof’s current condition:
- How old is the roof?
- What material is your roof made of?
- Is the roof still under any kind of warranty?
- Do any of the shingles need to be replaced?
- Are any parts of the roof (or shingles) damaged?
- Are you noticing leaks inside your home?
- Is it time to replace the entire roof?
If, after answering these questions, you realize you need to address some of the roofing issues you may have, consider taking care of it NOW. And if you need a little bit of motivation to get started, here are just a few reasons that spring is one of the best times of year to replace your roof . . .
Top 5 Reasons Spring is the Best Time of Year To Replace Your Roof
Reason #1: You can “spring” into action before the rains arrive
As we come out of the winter season, we are now entering another season of precipitation . . . in the form of rain. If your roof is old, deteriorating, or if it has any damaged portions, it’s time to intervene before the situation gets worse. From leaks and eventual structural damage of trusses, sheathing, etc., to serious mold build up, roof problems tend to turn into even bigger problems over time. In fact, in extreme cases, the roof could even cave in and dump dirt, debris, and roofing materials inside your home. So, don’t wait for the spring showers to fix up your roof; consider repairing or replacing it now.
Reason #2: Replacing your roof in the springtime allows you to be proactive and energy efficient
New roofing technologies have made it possible to roof your home with solar tiles, synthetic materials, metal, and even vegetation in the form of an eco-friendly, “green” roof. Many of these newer materials not only create an entirely new aesthetic for your home’s exterior but they also provide an insulating layer. This all adds up to more steady temperatures inside your home, as well as a significant energy savings. The more insulating your roof is, the less you need to spend on heating or cooling your house on the inside. Think about it: the cool air or heat remains inside your home, and the hot or cool air can no longer sneak out through a leaky or compromised roof.
Reason #3: Contractor availability is better
Not everyone is proactive enough to line up a contractor right now. Instead, many homeowners wait until the hot, humid summer months are upon us to call for a roof replacement. By scheduling your roofing job now, you’ll beat the summer rush. And, most likely, be able to select a time slot that suits your needs and family’s schedule.
Reason #4: Spring installation = better installation
Imagine for a moment that you’re getting your roof replaced, and the contractors are using asphalt shingles. If it’s too cold or too hot, you’re actually sacrificing the integrity of the installation. Since temperatures between 40 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit are optimal for installation of this type of shingle. Springtime yields temperatures in the optimal range, which makes it a great time for installation. Throughout other seasons, your shingles can become brittle during installation (when it’s too cold). Or, if it’s too hot and humid, the shingles may not even adhere properly.
Reason #5: You will avoid future problems after your roof suffered damage from the winter weather
This is the most obvious reason to replace your roof immediately, but it bears repeating why: a damaged roof leads to a host of problems. While cost sometimes makes homeowners reluctant to even call a roofing company, it’s important to reach out. There are many affordable options on the market, as well as reasonable payment plans to suit your wallet. Mid-Atlantic Remodeling Company not only knows roofs, but we also have a knowledgeable staff that can work with you to find a solution, no matter what your budget may be.
Call Mid-Atlantic Remodeling Company Today
Mid-Atlantic Remodeling Company is your go-to resource for all of your roofing needs. Our company only hires the most reliable and ethical contractors, so you can relax and know that you’re in good hands. In addition to our top-notch professional roofing service, we also use only the best materials – and we back it up with an amazing 30-year warranty.
Our knowledgeable team will work with you every step of the way, from assessing your roofing needs, to making decisions about materials and style that match your taste and budget.
We know that spring is the best time of year to replace your roof. Now that you know this, too, we look forward to hearing from you today. Visit our website at https://midatlanticremodelingco.com/to learn more. Or, feel free to give us a call at (410) 918 – 0563. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you install a roof that you love!