Regular commercial roof maintenance and regular replacement is important to maintain the structural integrity of your home. Your roof protects your home from the elements. Leakage or inadequate commercial roof design or construction causes improper water flow that erodes the foundation of the building. Water accumulation on the roof can cause roof leaks and even damage the paint on the exterior walls.
Whether you need a small commercial roof repair or a complete replacement, the question is, what is the best season to call a local roof and repair contractor? Take a look at the pros and cons of seasonal commercial repairs and roof replacements.
Rainy winter weather makes roofing difficult or impossible. In particular, a complete replacement of the commercial roof. Sealants do not adhere in winter, and it takes a considerable amount of time for shingles to set. For this reason, most commercial roofing craftsmen are advised to wait until the weather warms to complete the roofing work, except in an emergency.
Spring and Summer
Some years still have heavy rainfall during spring, but the weather is usually better during these seasons. Spring and early summer are generally favourable times for repairing or replacing roofs due to low material and labour costs. However, roofing contractors tend to recover in the second half of the summer, and you may have to wait a little longer for roof repair or replacement services.
Also, note that temperature and humidity levels can rise steeply at the end of summer. This severely limits the amount of time contractors can spend repairing a roof in the blazing hot sun. Your repairs might end up taking much longer.
Autumn is the perfect time for roofing projects. The weather isn’t too hot, the humidity isn’t high, and showers haven’t started yet. Contractors can work a full day on the roof without the threat of heat exhaustion or freezing. This means that roofers can work much faster, limiting inconvenience.
Another advantage of an autumn installation is the drop in the price of roofing materials. Autumn can be considered the “Goldilocks” season. It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, it’s perfect. When the roof is completed in the fall, there is a sense of security. You no longer have to worry about whether your roof will pass the next winter season without major problems.
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A common mistake made by building owners is to postpone roof replacement, even if it is already late and there are already signs of problems. As mentioned earlier, large leaks and storms can cause collateral damage to other parts of the home and cause great financial turmoil. Replacing the roof is a large expense, but it is also a large investment in your business, increasing the total value of your property, preventing secondary damage and giving you peace of mind. Planning in advance is always the best option.
Do not wait for the roof to be repaired or replaced until there’s an emergency. For more information or a free quote, get in touch with Table Bay Roofing today!