how to prepare for roof replacementFall comes with many changes — leaves go from green to red and winds go from warm to cool. It’s also the most convenient time to make any exterior changes to your Destin home, such as replacing your roof. Keep reading to learn why we at Destin Roofing believe fall is the best time to schedule roof replacements and repairs!

Spring and Summer Have Harsh Weather

As the popular saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers!”

The spring months are typically full of rainy weather, which can make a complex process like roof replacement more difficult than it needs to be. Rain not only makes conditions more dangerous for your roofer, thereby slowing down the process, but it can also damage your new roof. If your shingles aren’t installed and sealed properly due to water damage, they might not last through the strong winds during winter months. 

Summer is another difficult season. In fact, according to the Center of Climate & Security, the start of summer means a higher probability of severe weather. As we’ve seen in the previous years, this means heat waves, hurricanes and even tornadoes. These conditions are far from ideal for a proper roof installation, so it’s best to wait until both of these seasons are out of the way to get any roofing done.

Fall is the Easiest Time to Install a Roof

Most homes in the United States use asphalt shingles for the roof, and according to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, weather below 40 degrees makes the shingles less flexible. This makes them harder to work with, which is only one of the many reasons to avoid having your roof replaced during the winter. 

Fall, on the other hand, is just right. Daytime temperatures typically don’t dip below 40 degrees Fahrenheit but go no higher than 80 degrees. Not too cold, not too hot. Additionally, rainy weather and strong winds typically slow down around this time, so you can expect your installation to go smoothly without the threat of extreme weather.

Roof replacement during the fall also keeps your family safe, as it ensures you all stay dry and warm during the unforgiving winter months. The last thing you want to deal with during freezing weather is a leaky roof that lets the cold in and heat out.

Lower Overall Expenses

Winter can be just as harsh as the spring and summer months, which is why it’s important your roof is properly installed before it sets in. An airtight and moisture-resistant roof ensures no shingles will be blown off by strong winter winds, which can call for further repairs. It’ll also prevent air leaks, which keeps your home warmer, that way, you won’t need to keep increasing your thermostat. 

Another great financial tip worth looking into is home improvement tax credit for roofs! If your new roof was made with certain materials, such as metal or asphalt shingles that meet the Energy Star requirements, then you could qualify for the “energy efficiency” tax credit for your home. This could offer a 10 percent federal tax deduction (not including installation costs), which is up to $500!

Call the Professionals 

Are you ready to improve your Destin home’s roof efficiency this fall? Destin Roofing is ready to be put to the test! Is it a different season, but you still need a new roof? Don’t worry! We’re capable of replacing your roof year round. Our services range from general roof repairs to full roof replacements. We also work with a variety of materials such as asphalt, metal, flat roofs, metal tile and more. Contact us today to schedule an appointment before winter rolls around!