It’s difficult to identify roofing problems in the winter. If your roof was looking a little worse for wear in the fall, it’s probably due for a replacement this spring. At the very least, a spring-time check up on your roof will help determine how well it faired the winter weather and if you need a repair or replacement.
While it is possible to get roof work done in the winter, spring and summer are really the best times to get it done. The warmer seasons are busy for Edmonton roofers, so it’s recommended you book your consultation NOW to ensure you get things taken care of before another damaging winter arrives.
Why is a roof replacement better in the summer?
Obviously, roofers can work better when it’s not freezing cold outside. Winter roofing takes much more time, driving up labour costs, due to how slow you must work when it’s cold. Not only is it less safe for the roofers, the roofing materials can be easily damaged and are difficult to install in freezing temperatures.
When the sun is shining, shingles can be installed more easily without worrying about cracking or not adhering. The plywood beneath the shingles will be dry, eliminating the risk of trapping moisture and promoting mould or mildew growth. Roofers can work quickly and efficiently, keeping labour costs at a reasonable rate.
Fall is also a good time to get this job done, as far as the weather is concerned. Still, you don’t want to wait until the last minute to schedule your roof replacement. You might run into bad weather or miss out entirely due to roofers being fully booked. Booking your roof replacement now for springtime is the smartest idea.
The value of a roof replacement
A roof replacement will add value to your home. This report shows that a new asphalt roof can recover 68.2% of its cost at resale. That is a good return on investment compared to other home renovations. If you are planning to sell, home buyers will appreciate the new roof and it can help you stand out on the real estate market. Most buyers will not want to purchase a home that has an expensive but necessary home improvement project waiting in the wings.
A new roof will also improve curb appeal, which is important for selling your home. Even if you don’t plan on selling, you’ll enjoy how great your home will look with a new roof. You’ll also gain peace of mind knowing your home is protected from the elements and that you’ve helped your home retain and even gain value.
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