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When is the Best Time to Get a New Roof in Jacksonville
When homeowners are thinking about having their Jacksonville roof replaced, there are a number of factors that should be first taken into consideration. Signs that a home is need of roof replacement include loose nails, noticeable leaks, and buckling around the shingles or frames. While some homeowners look into replacing the roof on their own, it is always good to hire a professional Jacksonville roofing company. Not only for safety reasons, but because they will ensure that a home does not have issues, such as leaks, for the future. There are three primary factors that homeowners need to keep in mind when thinking about getting a new roof for their home – their overall budget for the roofing project, the weather risk, as well as the timing.
Homeowners need to understand one important thing – the cost of getting a new roof actually varies. Most of the time, roofing installation companies will base the price not just on the size of the roof, the materials used, or the manpower and hours of labor, but also on the season. The summer months and fall months tend to be busy and therefore more costly. Because demand is high, it often means that prices are higher as well. While this would mean that winter is possibly the least expensive month.
The next factor is the weather. When replacing an old roof with a new one, it also means opening up the roof and making the house prone to whatever weather pattern is coming from the sky. It is best to time the new roof installation with ideal weather. However, roofing installation companies will state that even during winter, if the temperature is above 45°F and it is not raining, a new roof can still be installed.
The last thing homeowners need to think about when looking to get a new roof is timing. New roof installation can take anywhere between two and three weeks. It is possible that it can take longer. Individuals must be sure that their personal schedule allots for the necessary time it will take to install a new roof.
In general, many professional roofers state that the autumn months are the best time of the year to get a new roof. While it is not too hot out anymore, it is still warm enough that shingles are able to properly seal before the onset of the cold, winter weather. It is also less expensive than the spring and summer months, which is a peak time for new roof installation. Any professional roofer will tell a homeowner to not wait until spring because if there are already problems with the roof by autumn and the winter sees a heavy snowfall, it can cause even more damage to the roof, which will be even more costly to repair. Whenever homeowners start seeing signs of wear and tear on their roof, they should always think about getting a new roof!
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