Temperatures are cooling down and we’re headed into the beautiful Snohomish County fall season. But before we can enjoy football, hot chocolate, pumpkin spiced lattes and long weekends spent relaxing all cosy indoors, we need to consider roof maintenance ahead of the arrival of the winter winds and storms.
Check for Seasonal Damage
Heavy wind and rainfall in spring and summer can wreak havoc on your roof. If you haven’t been on the roof since you hung the Christmas lights you will have no idea what shape it is in. There could be debris on your shingles or unsealed cracks allowing pests in. It’s best to check for possible seasonal damage and make repairs to avoid those repairs costing you more in the end.
Everyone, including professional roof contractors, have had enough of the heat by the time autumn arrives. The ideal time for installing new roof shingles is in the fall when the cooler temperatures are perfect for thermal sealing of asphalt shingles. By the time winter appears your shingles will have set firmly.
To optimize your home and make certain it is energy efficient, an autumn roof repair can add better insulation to your home saving you money. When you turn on the thermostat to warm things up, your energy bill won’t skyrocket.
When installing shingles at the wrong time of the year they become dried out and brittle and they break. When working with shingles in cold temperatures the professionals need to hammer down the shingles instead of using a nail gun, resulting in more time, more money and more waste. The best time to get shingles installed is when the weather conditions are ideal for preventing shingle breakage.
Winter storms are on the way bringing heavy rains, wind or snow depending on your region. If your roof has pre-existing conditions needing maintenance, roof damage is bound to occur. The additional expense of roof repairs from winter damage can be prevented by having these problems seen to now. Besides, a leaking roof in the middle of a storm is really not what you need. If you are still not sure whether you need roof maintenance, schedule a roof inspection today and take advantage of this ideal time of the year for your roof maintenance. Contact Asset Roofing in Snohomish, WA and let us help you with all your roofing needs and repairs.