Prime Time To Reroof A Home

Unlike other repairs around the home, a roof replacement is subject to the weather. Monmouth County roofing experts can’t lay shingles in the driving rain, for example. Homeowners usually plan out their reroofing projects well ahead of the actual installation, but timing it is often a common question when scheduling with contractors. Take a look at all the seasons to see the advantages and disadvantages each brings to the table.

Of all the seasons, autumn is considered the best season to reroof completely. The days are still long from summertime peaks, but with less heat across the roof surface. Roofers have a chance to work long days on the project to reduce downtime at the home. There’s also less chance of rain in the fall, making this season prime for steady work up above.

If fall isn’t an option for the household, try the springtime. Although fall is the best time, it’s also the most expensive because of busy contractors spreading out their workers. Spring has lengthening days, although they aren’t as long as fall days. Be aware that spring showers will prolong a reroofing project as well.

The extreme summer heat makes this time period a less-than-desirable time for reroofing work. Workers must take longer breaks than normal to combat possible heat exhaustion, especially on dark roofs.

Even proper installation is hindered because fasteners shot from a nail gun often bind incorrectly to shingles in the heat. Fastener forces could damage the shingles, causing rework and possible leaks in the future.

For regions with snowy winters, reroofing is essentially impossible. The unknown weather factor makes this time period difficult for even the most experienced contractor. However, warmer regions have a chance at a reroofing project. They may even see a discount because of the off-season appointment. Winter days are short, however, and make the job last longer than a spring or fall project.

Each contractor has varying labor based on the reroofing difficulty level. They may even incorporate the season’s average temperature into the estimate to gauge project lengths. Discuss all the options with the contractor. If it’s possible to wait on a project until better weather arrives, it’s a smart choice to take.

Roof emergencies often make planned scheduling almost impossible. If the roof has been a growing problem with consistent repairs, make an appointment quickly to reroof before an emergency does occur. Homeowners have a chance to fix the issues before they become bigger ones, requiring more labor and materials to fix in the long run. Have a question regarding new roofs or new gutters? Ask a roofer from Fortified Roofing of Monmouth County NJ.

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Nail gun

Pneumatic- or battery-powered power tools that eject nails under pressure into a material. It reduces strain on workers’ bodies as they install hundreds of shingles on one job. Nail guns also create a stronger bond than hammering the fasteners in manually.

Monmouth County roofer FAQ:

What if it rains during a reroof project?

Rain is always a possibility during any season. Quality contractors make sure the roof is protected each night from any ill weather. If a particularly bad storm is arriving, extra precautions are taken. Roofers may even stay at the home to survey the roof during the storm. They want to ensure all materials remain in place while stopping any water from infiltrating the home.

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