The summer is virtually over. In a few weeks, leaves will start falling and the temperature will start dropping. Before not too long, the cold of winter will set in. This Fall season is the perfect time to get needed home repairs and maintenance done, including your roof. Here is why it’s important to repair your roof in the Fall.
Perfect Weather Conditions
Fall is known for its moderate temperatures, especially compared to that of the summer, and dryer conditions that make outdoor work that much easier. To repair the shingles on your roof, the heat of summer and the cold of the winter can make them more prone to damage and breaking. The fall also has less chance of storms than other seasons, so you can have more time to prepare and complete the work needed. Fall presents the ideal middle ground to work on your roof and lessen the chance of heat-related conditions.
In the winter, homeowners tend to crank the heat and use more energy overall due to more time spent inside. A well-maintained roof can contribute significantly to your home's overall energy efficiency. If your roof has any damage, warm air from your home can escape, forcing your heating system to work harder and increasing your energy bills. Fixing these issues in the autumn can help keep your home warmer during winter while reducing energy costs.
Preparation for Winter
Repairing your roof in the autumn helps ensure it's in top shape to withstand the harsh winter weather. Addressing these issues in the fall prevents minor problems from escalating into major ones that could cause substantial damage and require costly repairs.
Keep Pests Out
The cold of winter drives pests inside your home, looking for shelter. A well-sealed and secure roof can make it harder for pests like chipmunks, mice, and others to get inside.
Preventing Structural Damage
Excess moisture that can get inside the cracks or holes of your roof can expand as it refreezes, causing further damage to the exterior of your home. Over time, this cycle of freezing and thawing and refreezing can lead to significant structural damage. Repairing your roof in the fall can help prevent the problem, ensuring your roof is prepared for an unpredictable winter.
Contact a Roofer Today
Even though you may get less snow in the area than in other states, it’s vital to ensure your roof is in top condition before the start of winter. The drop in temperature is enough to cause further problems for your home. At Cornerstone Construction, we can give your roof the attention it needs to ensure your family and home are protected all year round.
If you are looking for a trusted roofing company to fix your roof this season, contact Cornerstone Construction at (864) 523-2804.