Going into the summer, it’s likely that you don’t think of your roof too often.
Most roofs are designed to last between 15 and 20 years, so unless something has gone wrong with yours, you may not have given it much thought. After all, when was the last time you walked outside and took an in-depth look at your roof? One of the best reasons to replace your roof this summer is that, unlike winter and fall, the weather in summer is perfect for roofing projects! Here are 5 other reasons this summer is a perfect time for your new roofing project.
1) Save on Labor Costs 🏗
Construction costs can be reduced in summer by scheduling your remodeling project during a slow time for contractors. Labor costs tend to be higher in spring and fall when many homeowners schedule major renovations.
2) Get The Most Out of Tax Incentives 💰
If you’re considering remodeling your roof, summer may be your best time to do it. By using tax incentives on home improvements in June and July, you can save some money and take advantage of sales tax exemptions as well.
3) Weather is More Predictable 🌡
Many homeowners and businesses avoid roof construction in winter, but because weather patterns can vary from year to year, summer can actually be more predictable. Planning a roofing remodel when it’s warm outside will help you ensure that your project goes off without a hitch.
The next time you’re ready to install new shingles or re-side your home, take advantage of these five reasons why summer is the best time for a roof remodel.
4) More Variety of Materials To Choose From! 🏡
Determining which type of roofing material to use is an important part of your roof-remodeling project. You’ll need to select from among asphalt, cedar shakes, cedar shingles, slate shingles, or metal roofing and it’s worth considering more than the aesthetics. Every type of material has its own advantages and disadvantages; it’s up to you to decide which one will work best for you and your needs.
Asphalt roofs are popular because they’re relatively affordable and easy to install. The biggest drawback is that they tend to leak after just 15 years or so—though these leaks may be difficult to detect at first, so don’t delay in contacting a professional if you think something might be wrong with your roof! By contrast, cedar shakes are known for their beautiful appearance as well as their durability.
5) Finish Your Project Before Fall Weather Arrives 🍁
When roofing construction work begins in cooler weather, it takes significantly longer. If you’re going to have any roof remodeling work done in fall or winter, plan on it taking weeks longer than if you did it during warmer months. We suggest starting planning your roof remodel project now so that you can take advantage of summer conditions and get your project finished before fall weather arrives.
You’ll be glad you planned ahead!
There are more than 5 reasons to get your project done before the fall weather approaches. Trust your New Hampshire local roofing professionals. We look forward to working with you!
To get started on your next roofing project, fill out a form or give us a call at (603) 262-1796. And see how Norton Construction can help make your house feel like a home. 😊