Choosing the Best Time for Roof Repair
Roofing takes a lot of physical work, and weather conditions can significantly impact the expert quality of your repairs. Whether your house is experiencing extreme heat, freezing temperatures, or wind and rain, each season presents challenges for roofing contractors. While protecting you and your family from the elements, any structural damage of the roof- seen or unseen- can lead to cosmetic and functional problems in your home. Your home’s roof is a crucial factor in evaluating the house’s value, security, and curb appeal. Keep yourself apprised of the age of your roof and the dates of any previous repairs. Knowing these facts can help you stay proactive about any issues, and you will be able to inform the company when your next repair arises. If you are moving into a new home, getting an inspection can be critical in determining the remaining lifespan of your roof.
In Portland, weather seasons are not created equal. There are pros and cons to each season that you should be aware of. Planning your repairs for the best season will help you avoid costly last-minute work and long term damage. As the weather changes, so do the roofing company’s strategy in tackling your homes big and small needs.
Winter Roof Repair
The potential for snow, rain, ice, and sleet can put a damper on roofing repair work during these months, but this is also the season that brings where the most damage. The extreme weather in December through February brings leaks, water damage, or a sagging ceiling. Be sure to get your roof checked out before the bad weather strikes as to not risk needing an emergency repair during the most challenging time of year for construction. Many companies will recommend waiting until later in the year to perform any repairs for their safety and to perform the best possible work for their clients. It is in your best interest to be proactive with your exterior home and roof maintenance during these more stressful months of weather.
Spring Roof Repair
After a harsh winter, spring may be the best time to get your roof examined by professionals. They will be able to assess any possible damage you may not even be aware of. The months of March through May typically bring a lot of rain, wind, and even some thunderstorms that may contribute to even more damage or cause imperfect working conditions. While there are some downfalls during this season, there are some perks, as well. Spring may be an excellent time to get a better deal on materials and labor if you did have any need for immediate repairs but are worried about the cost. After a slow winter, roofing companies may be looking to get back to work and knock out more significant projects before the heat and growing demand of the coming warmer months. Heavy rain can slow down any roofing progress, but at least you will be getting a head start on repairs before the summer demand.
Summer Roof Repair
When people think of roof work, they typically think of the physical labor of working in the heat of the summer with the sun blazing and temperatures rising. The summer season is reliably the busiest months of roof repair and replacement as the more damaging weather is behind us. While a busy season is excellent for companies, it’s not always suitable for the customer if you are in desperate need of any work. Often, there will be a waiting list of several weeks before anyone is available to assess your home and potential project. The weather can be physically tough on the contractors from June through August. Summer is also typically more expensive as it is most companies busy season. While the demand is higher than the spring season, companies will want to jump to work on any repairs you may need to address as soon as possible. Typically, the summer is an excellent time to tackle significant roof repairs or a full roof replacement while the sun is out, and the days are longer.
Fall Roof Repair
September through November is the perfect season for hiring professionals to tackle your roof repairs. Roofing contractors prefer working in the milder season. Moderate temperatures and drier weather conditions offer better work conditions and thus providing the best scenario to perform the highest quality of work. Fall allows for plenty of time to let the new materials acclimate and settle before more extreme weather conditions come in the winter. Homeowners will have peace of mind that they won’t be needing any repairs in the year ahead. Depending on the square footage of your house, roofing replacements and repairs can take a couple of days up to a week (not including assessments and estimates). With the weather being mild, you are more likely to have consecutive workdays to knock out your project on time and budget. While roofing is a dangerous and challenging job, fall is the best time to protect the wellbeing of your home and the contractors hard at work.
Ready for a Professional Roofing Consultation?
Roofing Contractors in Portland are already busy into the fall season. If you are considering replacing, repairing, or even need an assessment of your roof, the best time to act is now. The average lifespan of a roof is around 20 years. Your roof can thus become an aspect of your home that gets put on the backburner. However, it’s also one of the priciest areas of your house’s exterior, where more significant issues can be invisible to the average person. Putting off small repairs will build into more significant problems that always seem to happen at inconvenient and costly times. This investment in your home’s value, security, and safety should be a priority to every homeowner.
Are you in need of a roof assessment or any repairs? Our contractors at Pioneer Roofing have over 20 years of experience in providing quality custom roof repair and installation and are regularly named one of the best roofing companies in the Portland area. Contact us today to schedule your roofing consultation!