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The Pros and Cons of Waiting For Winter Denver Roof Repair and Replacement


September 5, 2018

For most homeowners, taking care of a roof replacement is easiest to manage during the summer and early fall. However, in some situations, you may find yourself needing an experienced Denver roofing company to help with a roof replacement long after winter has started. Though there are some challenges to waiting until the cold weather arrives, there are a few distinct benefits of scheduling your roof repair and replacements during winter. Here are the pros and cons of waiting to schedule repairs and maintenance until winter is in full swing.

The Pros

  • More Appointments Available: Spring, summer, and even early fall are all popular times to schedule roof maintenance and replacements. This can mean that appointment times fill up quickly. However, by waiting until late fall and winter, you’ll have more available appointment times to choose from. This means it’s easier to fit a roofing appointment into a busy work schedule.
  • Spares You High Energy Bills: Even minor roof leaks and damage can lead to an increase in your home’s heating bills. As cool air enters the attic, it brings the overall temperature of the upper levels of the home down. This means the heating system has to work harder and use more energy to keep the home comfortable. By taking care of repairs as soon as you notice them, even in the dead of winter, you’ll help keep your energy bills low and reduce your overall heating costs.
  • You’ll Be Ahead of the Curve: Many homeowners who notice roofing issues once the weather starts to turn put the repairs off until spring or summer. While this can make it easier for the roofing company to work with certain materials, it’s damaging to the house and your safety. By taking care of repairs immediately, you’ll be well ahead of the curve when it comes to roof repairs. By the time spring rolls around, Your repairs or full roof replacement will be taken care of long before the rest of your neighbors.

The Cons

  • Roof Repairs Can Take More Time: Winter weather can be unpredictable. Regardless of the type of materials you’re using, that unpredictable weather can lead to delays on repairs and work in general. Roofing contractors need to be able to work in safe conditions. Snow and ice can make any roof unsafe and hazardous. Your contractors may have to wait until the weather clears up before they can safely start work again.
  • Materials Take Time to Set: When working with asphalt shingles in particular, roofers must wait for the materials and adhesives to properly set before weather-tight seal is in place. This can put your roof at risk for unexpected water damage and leaks. If you need to replace the entire roof or want the materials to set in a matter of hours instead of days, try to schedule a roof repair appointment before the temperatures drop.

Whether you’ve put off roof repair or are looking to schedule a preventative maintenance appointment before the first snowfall, Big Creek Roofing & Restoration can help. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate. Our dedicated contractors will get your roof back in shape so you can enjoy the snow rather than dread it.