April 14, 2024

In amongst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, home maintenance jobs are one of those things it can be easy to let slide, and if there’s one job that people consistently put off until it’s too late, it’s roof repairs.

Generally speaking, no matter what time of year it is, it’s good to carry out roof repairs as soon as problems occur. Over time, a damaged roof can lead to all kinds of problems from higher heating bills, to damp and even structural damage. Of course, sometimes, simply repairing the roof won’t do the trick. If your roof is built with old materials or is in a state of serious disrepair, a full replacement may be required.

Roof Repairs in Spring and Summer

If you have the choice, it’s always better to arrange for roof repairs/replacements to be done during the warmer half of the year. Not only are contractors far more likely to be available during the summer due to the low number of roofing emergencies, but you’re also likely to get a better overall outcome due to the more temperate conditions.

The Autumn Rush

Oftentimes, Autumn is the peak time of year for roof repairs because those who’ve been putting them off usually choose to get them done right before the cold weather starts up again. While that’s great in theory, due to the high demand, you may find it a lot harder to organise repairs at this time so if you can, always try to get your roof repairs done in the summer when demand is at its lowest.

Can You Repair/Replace A Roof During The Winter?

If your roof needs urgent repairs in midwinter then that shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Contractors often have to repair roofs during the winter due to cracked shingles as a result of the frost or damage caused by the wind and rain.

That being said, if you’re looking to get your whole roof done, then it’s a different story. While it can be possible to replace a roof during the winter, it depends largely on what material you’re using. Some materials are fine while others are completely unsuitable.

Ultimately, if your roof has suffered serious damage then the best thing you can do is contact a reliable contractor straight away. At very least they should be able to give you a reasonable idea of what to expect and when repairs can/should be conducted.

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