There are 3 major benefits to replacing your roof in the winter. This is especially true for home and business owners in southern states like Florida or Georgia. Even though these states see little to no snowfall, they experience increased strong winds and heavy rain throughout the winter months.
In addition to dealing with harsher conditions, these states are still recovering from the damage caused by hurricanes in the previous months. Florida is the most hurricane-prone area in the continental US, so it is important to stay on top of your roofing inspections and repairs. This not only ensures damage is fixed from the past hurricane season, it also reinforces your roof going into next season.
Three benefits of fixing your roof in the winter:
- Leaks can get worse when left unattended. Even the smallest of leaks can lead to extensive mold and water damage. The roof surrounding the gutters is one of the main areas susceptible to this damage. That is why it is important to get your gutters cleaned out regularly. If leaves and debris are not properly cleaned out of the gutters, they inhibit water which in turn causes water damage.
- Damage leaves your roof vulnerable to the elements. As it was stated earlier, with winter comes, harsher conditions. In the North its snow and ice; In the South its strong winds and heavy rains. All of these elements cause damage to your roof. The most common form of damage is loose shingles. Leaving loose roofing materials unattended throughout the winter greatly increases your chances of water damage.
- Some Materials are easier to install in the winter. If you are on the market to have your roof replaced, you should highly consider having it done during the winter. Some materials are easier to install during the colder months of the year, such as a metal roof or asphalt shingles.
So, what are you waiting for? Give JM Roofing a call today and start the New Year with a new roof!
Talk to a representative at 800-409-5709 to set up a free consultation.