For many parts of the country, the signs of fall signal the best possible season for roofing
. So what makes fall a great time for roof repairs or a full replacement?
1. Perfect Weather
The same perfectly cool weather that makes fall a favorite time of year for camping and outdoor activities also makes it a great time for roofing—and not just because it’s more comfortable for the roofer. Asphalt shingles, the most popular form of roofing in the United States, have an optimum temperature for installation. Keep in mind, fall’s perfect roofing weather can also mean busy contractors.
“Weather is always a concern—as a contractor, I would never tear more off a roof than what could be re-shingled in one day,” says Rick Taylor, a longtime roofing contractor now working as an industry-sales trainer known as Rick the Roofer. “And if there was more than a 50 percent chance of rain that day, I waited to start the project.”
2. Winter Is Coming
With the optimal temperatures and weather—and the need to prepare for winter—homeowners will find fall to be a great time for roofing. With a skilled labor shortage already pushing project start dates out weeks or months, homeowners should act quickly to schedule their roof project if they want it completed before winter.
“We always recommend that homeowners hire a professional to examine their roofs, both for their safety and to protect their roof,” says Stephen McNally, vice president of sales and marketing for TAMKO Building Products, a major manufacturer of asphalt shingles.
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