Save Money by Getting Your Roof Work Done this Fall.
Spring is designated that time of year to work on the interior of your home with “Spring Cleaning.” The fall season should be designated for time for home maintenance and improvement projects, particularly on the exterior of your home. Why, you ask? While home repairs may cut into your football viewing schedule, the weather is often at its most agreeable – the summer heat is gone and winter weather has not yet arrived. While we don’t have snow or ice in San Diego, we do get wet, windy and often cold weather that can affect the soundness of your home. Some projects just shouldn’t be put off. One of the most important home improvement projects is the repair or replacement of a damaged roof. If your roof has any damage or leaks, these could get substantially worse when winter weather comes. As anyone in construction will tell you, if you don’t make the repairs early, they will cost you far more later. And since your roof covers and protects your entire house – if your roof is not in good shape, the entire structure of your home could be at risk.
Roof Repair and Replacement Can Take Less Time When Weather Is Not a Factor.
Fall is typically the busiest time of year for roofing companies – even in San Diego. Summer heat and summer vacations are over. And homeowners begin to think about winter weather and what might happen if they don’t fix the damage to their roof. Though most roofing companies are busy in the fall season, it does not mean that you will pay more. In fact, you could be paying less than if you wait.
Weather can impact the amount of time a roofing company needs to spend repairing or replacing your roof. Wet weather and wind means that your roof needs additional protection while the work is being done. If weather conditions are not good, the roofing company may remove oonly the portion of the roof that they can finish in that given day. Severe, wet winter conditions could prevent work from getting done resulting in frustrating delays finishing your roofing project. The more time your roofing company spends on your roof repair or replacement due to weather conditions, the more you are likely to pay.
Damage to Your Roof Has Probably Gotten Worse By Spring.
In addition, fixing up the roof in the fall ensures those winter storms won’t find their way into your home via leaks. Addressing leaks in the fall can prevent damage to your home’s interior when rain seeps through the roof. Water that makes its way into your home through a damaged roof will certainly cause damage to the substructure of your roof . Water can also cause mold and water damage to support structures, flooring and your belongings inside. Costs for water damage to your home can mount up quickly if a leaky roof is not addressed immediately.