If your shingles are worse for wear, it could be time to replace your roof. Re-roofing will ensure your home is protected, efficient, and maintains its value. The best time to re-roof your home is in the spring or fall. SPAAR Inc. in Calgary shares why:
Fall is a popular time for re-roofing
Many homeowners choose to replace their roofs in the fall to protect their homes from the harsh winter ahead. It turns out that the cooler fall temperatures make installing a roof more efficient and effective. The temperatures in the fall help create a better thermal sealing of asphalt shingles compared to the heat of summer or the cold of winter. This sealing ensures the shingles are bonded and can protect your home from moisture and cold. Because your roof plays a role in energy efficiency, doing it in the fall will also help you reduce heating bills during the winter.
Spring re-roofing is less busy
Spring is also a great time to re-roof your home, as long as you have a stretch of dry weather. Similar to the fall, the cooler temperatures help the asphalt shingles seal, and it’s more comfortable for the professionals working on the roof. In addition, because many people rush to get the job done in the fall, you might find contractors aren’t as busy in the spring comparatively. Replacing the roof in the spring will also give you peace of mind throughout the warmer seasons, knowing that your home will be protected when winter comes again.
Installing attic insulation at the same time will boost energy efficiency
While you’re redoing the roof, consider installing attic insulation too. If you live in an older home and haven’t upgraded the insulation, chances are the insulation in your attic isn’t near the current building code standard. If you look into your attic and the insulation is well below the joists, you don’t have enough.
Having SPAAR Inc. install insulation, combined with proper roof ventilation, will improve energy efficiency. Not only will it reduce energy transfer and save on your heating bills, but you’ll also notice a more comfortable house. Plus, a properly insulated attic creates a protective barrier against extreme temperatures and humidity. With good ventilation, you’ll reduce moisture buildup in the attic and protect your home from damage. Read more about adding attic insulation.
Roofers in Calgary
SPAAR Inc. offers a range of interior and exterior renovations to Calgary and surrounding areas. They’ve been in business for over forty years, and show their expertise through their quality work and customers’ satisfaction. Whether you need a new roof, attic insulation, framing, drywall, painting or other construction services, they can help.