Now that autumn is here, homeowners are generally in a better position to make decisions about their roofs. The weather has settled down a bit, meaning home renovation projects or repairs can be planned more efficiently. The children are back at school, so homeowners have more structure to their days, and are in the right state of mind to focus on projects around the home. The late summer months and the autumn period are usually classed as peak season for roofers, due to the predictability of the weather and the generally drier conditions. Though you might find that you have to wait longer to hire a roofer in autumn (and perhaps pay slightly higher prices), there are many benefits to doing so.
Autumn weather is ideal for roofing work
From the perspective of a professional roofer, the cooler autumn weather enables them to work comfortably outdoors, without being exposed to scorching sun or high UV levels. This means that they can work longer hours than in summer, and complete your project quicker. There is also less chance of torrential rain, sudden storms or snow than in the winter, so roofers do not need to worry so much about temporarily covering up the rest of your roof (though, if bad weather does occur, you can rest assured the professional roofer will know just what to do to protect your property). This makes the whole process easier and safer.
The relative stability of the autumn weather also means that your roof is in an ideal condition for repairs, upgrades or renovation work. The fluctuating temperatures of the summer months means that your roof’s materials are constantly expanding and contracting, which, though completely normal, can gradually start to cause damage to your roof. The sudden dips in temperature during the winter months, and the impact of the rain and wind, might mean that these weaknesses start to show up, in the forms of leaks or cracks. By repairing damage in the autumn, you can ensure that your roof will function properly.
Repairing your roof in autumn could help you save money
As we come into the colder months, many of us will start to turn on the central heating. It’s a well-known fact that hot air rises, and that’s why it’s so important that your roof doesn’t let heat escape. Insulating your loft or roof, and ensuring there are no broken shingles or gaps in the materials, is an ideal way of keeping heat in, and reducing the amount of money you need to spend on energy. Autumn is a popular time to do this, as it means that your home will be warm throughout the winter months.
Here at South Thames Roofing, our team can help you repair your roof this autumn. Contact us today to find out more.