Winter months can wreak havoc on your roof. Ice and snow put a lot of pressure on the shingles, and from the weight, nails can pop out and break the asphalt. But with winter behind us and spring in the air, many homeowners are excited to give their roofs a much-needed makeover. Read on to find out why you should replace your home’s roof in the springtime.
1) It’s Cheaper
Costs for your roof replacement are considerably lower in the spring than during other times of the year. The main reason is that contractors have more time to install their work. The weather is favorable so that contractors can perform their jobs more efficiently.
Getting the work done during the winter months can also be more difficult. Since the temperature is much colder and there’s ice on your roof, keeping workers safe is hard. In addition, windy conditions can make it difficult for crews to work safely and effectively.
2) New Roof, New Look
With spring comes change and the chance to have a new home filled with bright and beautiful colors. The winter months often leave most roofs looking dull and drab. You’ll be ready for summer with fresh paint, shingles, and a cleaner, more beautiful appearance.
3) Less Damage
Old shingles are more susceptible to tearing and ripping, especially during winter. Ice and snow can damage shingles and cause them to weaken. In spring, the weather is temperate and less prone to tearing damage.
Working on the roof during spring also means you won’t fall victim to dangerous and slippery conditions. Ice and snow make it tough to work on the top, so you’re more apt to slip and fall. But with warmer temperatures comes a safer work environment.
4) It Increases Home Value
A new roof helps increase the appearance of your home and makes it more attractive to potential buyers. The condition of your roof often matters when selling the house, and having a new roof could help the process. It’s worth painting and replacing the roof in spring if you’re selling your home.
5) You Can Save Energy
Roofs can leak, causing moisture to build up. That moisture can cause mildew and cause damage to your home. Replacing your roof will help you save on heating and cooling costs. Your house will stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Also, older roofs can make your home much more susceptible to heat loss during the winter. The old roof is not insulated, allowing heat to escape. A new roof will help trap the warm air so you can save significantly on your energy bills.
6) It’s the Right Time
There’s no better time than spring to give your home a new facelift. With warmer weather, the days are longer, and you have more time to work on your home. You can also consider a new paint job, siding, and windows to spruce your house up.
If you’re considering replacing your roof, consider doing it in springtime. You can save on heating and cooling bills with a good working environment and low costs. Replacing your roof can significantly reduce the chances of roof damage (and, therefore, your insurance rates) well before storm season.