Why Fall is the Best Time to Replace Your Roof
October 26, 2016 at 9:33 AM
It’s that time of year again! Fall is when the H&S Roofing and Gutter Company really gets buzzing…homeowners and business owners alike will soon begin calling in droves to have their roof repaired, their gutters fixed, and just to get their homes ready for winter. That’s a smart move!
If you’ve been considering replacing your roof in Charlotte, you should know that fall is the best time to do it. Why? Here are a few reasons to mull over.
The Weather is Better
For obvious reasons, a roof replacement goes faster and more efficiently when the team doesn’t have to battle with the elements. Fall presents an excellent opportunity to replace roofs without the threat of afternoon thunderstorms, cold precipitation, and excessive heat. A roof replacement means your home will be open to the elements for what is (hopefully) a short period of time, and you want there to be as few elements involved as possible! Fall’s weather makes that possible.
Prepare for Winter’s Chill
Did you know that a new roof can save you lots of money on your heating costs? Nearly half the money you spend on energy goes towards heating and cooling your home and since heat rises, the cold weather months put you at risk of literally allowing money to flow out of your old, inefficient roof. Whether your venting system allows too much air in and out, missing shingles are letting the cold air in, or even if you’ve got a humidity problem in the attic, a new roof can help you save hundreds of dollars on energy this winter.
Check the Gutters
Since you’re already having your gutters cleaned professionally twice a year (right?) you’ll already have a professional roofer assessing the state of your roof. Why not bundle your services and have a new roof installed and your gutters repaired or replaced at the same time? It will minimize the disruption to your life and you may even be able to get a deal on your service. There’s no better time than the present.
Critters Are Coming
Here in Charlotte, all manner of animals love nothing more than to build a cozy nest in your home. From squirrels to chipmunks to birds, your eaves, fascia boards, gutters, and yes, your roof, make excellent shelter for animals of all shapes and sizes. If your roof is cracked, split, or otherwise compromised, animals will have a much easier time getting into your home and setting up shop where they’ll be happy to chew, scratch, and scurry their way through winter.
Ready for a new roof? H&S Roofing and Gutter Company is Charlotte’s premiere roofer, specializing in new roof installation. We’ll work out a timeline and a budget you’re happy with, and then we’ll get to work. It really is that easy!