With Christmas already in hindsight and the New Year just about to arrive, winter is set to depart across Calgary AB. We’ll soon say goodbye to the snow and humidity once the sun starts shining and the plants begin pollinating. While it sounds wonderful and fairytale-like, reputable roofers in Calgary AB know how difficult it can be for residential and commercial roofs during this point in time. The changing temperatures, additional debris, and possible material (not foot) traffic as snow melts and homeowners scrub their roofs will cause a toll on the roofing material’s integrity.
But, is spring the right time to call your roofers for roofing inspections and maintenance services? The answer: yes, in some way spring is one of the best times for inspections. The only big hassle you’re likely to face is a huge onslaught of homeowners who want to have their home inspected and maintained as well. Many neighborhoods across Calgary AB will definitely see huge snow problems after winter has finally left.
Spring doesn’t have rains as much as summers do. In addition, it’ll help you ensure your roof is ready for the summer, which brings with it added heat that can affect your roofing materials significantly. For example, the number-one cause of metal roofing problems is due to the expanding and contracting of the material, which tears at its screw seams and causes possible leaks.
According to Mason Inc, spring is the perfect roofing maintenance time for the following reasons:
Spring has the optimal weather conditions to perform any kind of maintenance. The weather is milder than winter and humidity is relatively low. This is especially important when doing roof maintenance as high humidity can cause moisture damage to your roof during your maintenance project.
Contacting Roofers Is Easier
Contacting roofing contractor is easier in the spring than in other seasons. The optimal weather conditions make it easier for roofers like us to move around your home. As a result, we can finish roof maintenance tasks faster.
It’s Not as Busy
The peak time for roofing projects is late summer when most homeowners are scrambling to get their roofing projects done before fall arrives. Spring is a relatively “slow” season for roofing projects, compared to summer and fall. Roofing companies can easily fit you into their schedule if you contact them early enough. (Continue Reading)
We don’t believe in the last statement that it isn’t as busy during spring time. Whenever there are clear skies and no snow, roofers are always in high demand across Calgary and its surrounding areas. The most number of roofing inquiries for maintenance and repairs (not only inspection and maintenance) is during the autumn season.
Why choose autumn? It’s the end of the rainy season. Therefore, getting your roof ready for winter is easier because there are no storms during fall. Pfister Roofing has an excellent list of what makes autumn the best day for roofing. Learn more about it below.
End of the stormy season.
Severe weather events that damage roofs are far more likely during the spring and summer. Fall is the ideal time to assess any damage that may have occurred during the stormy months and determine what roofing services are necessary. Drier weather during the autumn months makes them ideal for roof work, as rain can cause delays in roofing work and impact its quality.
Conditions are perfect.
Experts agree that roofing is best installed when the temperature is between 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This is particularly true if your roofers are installing asphalt shingles, the most commonly used type of roofing material. Temperate temperatures help facilitate better thermal sealing of asphalt shingles, ensuring that they firmly adhere to the roof. Also, cooler fall temperatures make work more comfortable for the professionals installing or repairing your roof.
Cold winter temperatures make shingles more difficult to work with.
When temperatures are cold, shingles tend to become brittle and more likely to break when roofers are nailing them to the roof. They often have to put aside their roofing guns and hand nail shingles, causing delays and higher costs. (Continued)
Remember, it’s just as important you work with reputable companies such as No Payne Roofing for exceptional roofing maintenance solutions and results. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you!