Sometimes, you just might not get the opportunity to finish a major home improvement project during summer. Nevertheless, completing a roof replacement in the fall is advisable. In fact, you should have more than enough time to finish it in preparation for the coming seasons. If you haven’t decided to contact your roofing contractors in Charleston SC, you should do it soon. CMS Roofing offers these five reasons to do so:
1. Contractors Won’t Be as Busy. Roofing contractors tend to be fully booked in the summer. Matching their schedule to yours could be difficult. You’re more likely to get your roof done in your own time and with the contractor of your choice during the fall.
2 .Fall Has the Ideal Weather Conditions. Roofing materials like shingles are best installed under average outdoor weather. Take note that summer temperatures could expand and/or soften certain roofing materials during installation. Given the cooler fall temperatures, your Charleston roofers will be able to do their job more conveniently.
3. Winter Could Be Worse. Home improvements are generally discouraged if the season is edging towards winter. Shingles tend to become brittle at about 20 degrees or below, which will a slower pace. Once the storms start up, working on your roof will be harder.
4. Contractors Tend to Do Repair Work during Winter. Some contractors tend to take a vacation and close up in the winter, especially if the weather makes installation impossible. For the few who do stay open, they’re often on call for emergency fixes. These involve roof leaks, storm damage, even the occasional ice damming.
5. You Need to Have an Energy-Efficient Home. Should you decide to postpone the roof replacement until next summer, it means that your home will require a higher amount of heating throughout the winter. New roofs installed in time for the cold season can actually reduce your utility bills by keeping a stable interior temperature. In additions, you may qualify for a federal tax credit for energy efficiency.