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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…to Replace Your Roof

When you think about roof repairs, you probably think spring or summer – after the storms that usually seem to strike the Dallas area each year, right? While it is true that a lot of roofs are replaced during these seasons, did you know that you can replace your roof during the winter, too?

Why Would You Want to Replace A Roof in the Winter?

If you’re noticing leaks, sagging rooflines, damaged soffit or fascia or missing shingles now, you are not going to want to wait until warmer months to replace your roof. Nor should you; waiting could lead to costly damage to your home’s interior.

Can You Really Replace a Roof in the Winter?

Yes, you can. But, with a few considerations. First, you will want to hire a professional roofing company. Professional roofing companies know how to replace a roof in the winter and what factors to take into consideration to ensure the replacement is done correctly.

Second, you will need to know that while you can replace a roof in the winter, the project may be delayed until the weather reaches the ideal roofing temperature. Is that a thing? Yes, it is. The perfect temperature for putting on a new roof is between 40 degrees and 85 degrees Fahrenheit for asphalt shingles. Why? Because even high-quality asphalt shingles can crack or break when hammered in temperates that are too cold.

Replacing a roof in the winter likely also means that you will be able to schedule your project sooner than in other seasons, as the winter months are the off-season for the industry. This is a major plus for you, especially if you have noticed signs of damage or have experienced leaks.

Looking for a professional roofing company to replace the roof of your Plano home this winter? Call now to schedule a consultation.

To Repair or Replace? That Is the Question

Over the years, have you noticed a water spot or two on your roof or your roof maybe leaked once during a terrible rainstorm? You’re not unlike many people. Things happen to the best of roofs, even though most modern roofs are designed to last you 30 years or more. If you haven’t had your roof inspected and you see more and more spots, leaks or other signs of damage, it may be time to call in a professional. But, do you need a roof repair or total roof replacement for your Dallas home?

What Determines if It Is A Repair or Replacement?

  1. The Degree of Damage. Is a small section damaged or is it a large percentage of your roof? If the damage to your roof is over 50 percent, you are likely going to need a new roof. If the degree of damage is minimal, you could only need a repair. To assess the degree of damage to your roof, you need to call a professional roofer.
  1. Age of Your Roof. If you have a roof that is more than ten years old and has damage, you may be better off replacing it than repairing it. Why? Ten years is just really a lot of time in the Texas sun and other extreme weather conditions such as wind and hail.
  1. What You Can Afford. If you can only afford a repair versus a replacement, you may be able to choose temporary fix while you plan for the full replacement. But, be aware that waiting too long may end up costing you more because of damage to walls, floors, and your foundation, not to mention, heating and cooling costs.

Do you want to find out if you need a repair or replacement? Find out by scheduling a consultation with a professional roofer today.