Do you have an old, damaged, and outdated roof? Fortunately, fall is the perfect time to get it repaired or to get a new one. This time of year offers ideal weather for roof installation and repair, and it’s the perfect chance to get your home ready to face colder temperatures.
Today, JAM Roofing, the top roofing contractor in our area, discusses four reasons it’s best to replace or repair your roof this fall:
- Summer Can Take a Toll on Your Roof – Summer storms, wind, and rain can damage your roof, particularly if it is decades old. It’s prudent to schedule a roof inspection at the end of summer and after a severe storm to check for problems. The sooner you deal with roofing issues, the better. In addition, by starting a roofing project just as the summer ends, the contractor will have plenty of time to work on your roof.
- Fall Has Ideal Weather Conditions – As an experienced roofing company, we recommend installing or repairing a roof on a clear day when the thermometer is above 45 degrees. This weather allows the asphalt shingle seal strips to melt and adhere properly because of the ambient warmth. It’s also better and safer for our team to work when it’s not excessively hot or cold.
- You Can Prepare for Winter – Once winter arrives, any existing small holes or leaks will get worse. Moisture can easily enter your roofing system and cause damage. The dangers posed by the weight of heavy snowfall and the risk of ice dams are also greater if your roof is not in top condition. You can prevent these issues by scheduling a roof repair or roof replacement project this fall.
- Asphalt Shingles Are Harder to Use in Winter – Asphalt shingles have a tendency to become brittle and more difficult to work with when the air temperature grows colder. Many shingle manufacturers recommend installation of their products at temperatures of 26 degrees of higher. The cold also makes it easier to break a shingle when fastening it in place, so roofing will take more time and effort. It’s better to schedule your roof work in fall instead.
You can count on JAM Roofing for all of your roofing needs because we have decades of experience, making us one of the best roofing contractors in the country. We’re also among the few contractors who have qualified for GAF Master Elite™ contractor status. JAM Roofing serves many areas in Oregon including Medford and Grants Pass, OR. Call us at (541) 644-8111 to learn more about scheduling a roofing project this fall or to ask for a free quote.