As the temperatures begin to drop, we know the hustle and bustle of the holidays is just around the corner. But before you start buying decorations and making a list of Christmas presents, make sure to check your roof off your to-do list. If your roof is beyond its age or has been damaged from previous winter storms, it’s likely time to have it replaced, and fall is the perfect opportunity to do it!
Autumn Temperatures Are Ideal For Roofing Services
Fall temperatures are like a bowl of porridge, not too hot, not too cold, but just right, making it the ideal climate for roofing installation. Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material for residential homes, and installing them in the right conditions ensures they adhere firmly to the roof, creating an optimal seal. Additionally, fall weather provides favorable working conditions for your roofing contractors. It is the perfect window after the heat waves but before the rainy season. While most contractors are accustomed to working in the rain, it can still slow their progress and delay the completion date. If you want to get ahead of the game, call your roofing company and schedule your replacement at the beginning of fall, so your home is protected and ready for the winter!
Protect Your Home Before Winter Arrives
For most of us, winter means snow-capped roofs, cozy blankets, and hot cider, but for a damaged roof, winter can mean serious problems. While the Pacific Northwest is not typically known for its harsh winters or abundant snowfall, rain and freezing temperatures can cause existing damage to worsen. Small holes in your shingles can become larger, leading to leaks in your attic, living room, and other areas of your home. Winter storms can bring strong winds causing tree limbs and other debris to fall onto your roof. And in the case of heavy snowfall, an already damaged roof is compromised and more likely to collapse under the weight, leading to serious damage and expensive repairs. Having your roof replaced in the fall ensures your home will be safe from the harsh winter weather.
Stay Warm And Save Money
It’s well known that a properly insulated home will stay warmer in the winter and help save you money on your electricity bill. From windows and garage doors to walls and ceilings, insulation is essential for maintaining an ideal temperature in your home. But what about your roof? Heat rises, and if your roof isn’t professionally installed and insulated, you could be losing money every time you turn your heater on. Older roofs are especially prone to this issue. Over time your roof experiences wear and tear, the shingles and insulation break down, causing them to become less and less efficient. Installing a new roof allows you to upgrade to the latest and most energy-efficient technology. If your roof is over 20 years old, a replacement will open up the opportunity for significant improvements. The roofing industry has experienced considerable advancements in technology, including energy-efficient shingles, better approaches to ventilation, and improved installation processes. When you schedule, your roof replacement, consider upgrading to more energy-saving options to keep your home warm and your wallet happy.
Install A New Roof And Prevent Winter Problems
Wintertime can bring with it a lot of harsh weather like rain, freezing temperatures, snow, and ice, all of which can put a lot of strain on your roof. Repetitive freezing and thawing can be especially damaging to an already compromised roof. Having a roof repair or a new installation done on your home before winter will protect your roof from these common winter issues.
Avoid Condensation With Proper Ventilation
Imagine the droplets of water on the outside of a cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day; while not as refreshing, the same thing can happen to your attic without proper ventilation. Condensation inside your attic can lead to serious problems like mold, mildew, and wood rot, all of which can damage the structural integrity of your roof. It is essential that your attic has proper ventilation to avoid condensation and prolong the lifespan of your roof.
What Are Ice Dams And How To Protect Your Home Against Them
Ice dams are caused when the heat from the inside of your home rises and warms the underside of your snow-covered roof. As the snow melts, the water runs down your roof towards your gutters, where it is no longer warm and refreezes, which is how we get all those beautiful icicles. Unfortunately, the more this happens, the more ice builds up in your gutters, creating a wall of ice. As more snow melts, the water runoff has nowhere else to go and gets backed up by the ice dam, which pushes it back up the roof, allowing it to go up and under your shingles and find small holes creating leaks. The best way to prevent ice dams is to ensure your roof has proper ventilation and insulation. Keeping your gutters clear of leaves, debris, and ice build-up throughout the winter will also help prevent ice dams from forming.
When It’s Time For Your Roof Replacement We’re Here To Help
When it comes to protecting your home from harsh weather conditions, there is no one better than Precision Roofing & Gutters. Our roofs are built to last. We offer the best warranties in the industry, and our team of experts will ensure that your home is protected from any weather conditions. You can trust us with your most important investment, knowing that we’ll be there when you need us most. We have years of experience working on homes just like yours in Lake Oswego and the surrounding areas! Whether it’s hail damage or storm damage that has left your roof in need of repair, our experts will be able to assess any damages and get started right away on putting together a plan for repairing or replacing your roof as soon as possible! Don’t wait until winter hits before getting prepared; give us a call today for a roofing estimate!