Here in the Bay Area, the fall season is known for its beautiful warm, dry days and cooler nights. This makes fall the perfect time to replace an old or dilapidated roof. Getting that new roof on before the rainy winter season hits means you’ll enjoy a leak-proof roof and lower energy bills due to improved energy efficiency.
4 Reasons To Replace Your Roof This Fall
Here are four good reasons to replace your roof this fall.
The rain is coming
First and foremost, the late-fall to early winter season brings more moisture via fog and dripping branches, as well as the rain. Getting a new roof on before the elements hit is the best way to prevent leaks. While some significant leaks are apparent right away, others are more insidious – creeping and seeping into interior wall spaces without making themselves known until thousands of dollars’ worth of structural damage has occurred.
Not sure what type of roof you want this time around? While asphalt shingles are still the most common roofing material, we invite you to explore other roofing options – many of which last longer and have notably higher energy-efficiency.
The weather is (typically) great
We’ve noticed that Halloween weekend tends to be the beginning of the rainy season here in El Sobrante and the surrounding areas. Prior to November, we typically enjoy nice, warm and dry weather. As you can imagine, that’s the ideal climate for installing a new roof, preventing delays and the need for weatherproofing as the roofing contractor gets to work. Plus, warm dry weather makes a safer work environment for roofing contractors and their employees.
You’ll save on winter heating expenses
Replacing a roof entails more than “just the roof.” Prior to replacing a roof in the fall, we’ll do a full inspection of the attic space too. In most cases, replacing a roof also means updating attic ventilation and waterproof barriers, replacing outdated or rundown insulation, as well as repairing notable issues around the chimney or other exterior penetrations, and re-sealing penetrations and skylight or solar tubes. The end result is optimized energy efficiency and improved interior comfort, which leads to decreased utility bills since winter heating costs are reduced significantly.
You’ll also get new gutters and downspouts
If it’s time to replace your roof this fall, it’s probably time to replace your gutters and downspouts as well. The gutters and downspouts are essential components in your roofing system. In addition to preventing waterfall-like spills over doorways and windows, these accessories route water down and away from your roof – as well as your home’s foundation. If the gutters and downspouts are in good shape, we can replace your roof and reattach them when we’re finished.
Is It Time For a Professional Roof Inspection?
Not sure if your roof needs to be replaced or not? Find a few, licensed roofing contractors in your area and schedule a roof inspection. In addition to getting a feel for prospective contractors, you’ll glean insider information about your roof’s status. If it turns out your roof doesn’t need to be replaced just yet, we can provide the general maintenance and repairs necessary to help your roof do its job for another winter season or two.
Are you interested in getting a professional estimate for your roof replacement or repairs? Contact us here at Pacific Coast Roofing Service. We’ve provided high-quality, competitively-priced roof repairs and maintenance for 25 years, and we have the loyal, Bay Area customer base to prove it. The Pacific Coast Roofing Service team always provides FREE estimates, and we can help you develop a scaled roof improvement plan if you’re operating on a tight budget.
Your home’s structural security and comfort – as well as customer satisfaction – are priorities for us. Give us a call – (510) 912-5454 – to get started on a roof replacement this fall so you can enjoy a cozy house this winter.