Fall is just around the corner, and that means you should be thinking about home improvement projects you might tackle during the following months. Your roofing is a priority project after the beating it’s taken from spring and summer storms.
AIC Roofing and Construction, Inc. lists four things to keep in mind before starting your roof repair project.
1. Consider Your Current Roofing Material
While your goal this fall is to repair the structural damage of your roof, consider also if you should switch to another roofing material. Wood shake shingles may be pretty to look at, but their durability and elemental resistance leave a lot to be desired. Consider switching to architectural asphalt shingles as they are stronger, more durable, and affordable, too.
2. Professional Roof Inspections Are Better
While it’s tempting to do your own roof inspections, it’s better if you have a professional roofing contractor like us do it instead. As experienced roofers, we can identify problem areas that you might discount as harmless or overlook completely. Having a professional look at your roof also ensures that you know exactly what your roof needs in terms of repair work.
3. Address Leaks ASAP
It’s easy to dismiss a small leak. While it may be harmless now, it can grow in a matter of days or weeks. That small leak you didn’t repair might eventually become a bigger and more expensive concern in the middle of winter. Have all leaks on your roof addressed before winter arrives.
4. Set A Schedule
Finally, set a schedule for your roof repair project. Fall has the most favorable weather conditions out of all the seasons, but it’s still a good idea to set a specific date and time so that you get things done in an orderly and timely fashion. We recommend starting as early as the first week of fall, as most contractors will be busy as the season progresses.
AIC Roofing and Construction, Inc. offers professional and complete roofing services. Give us a call at (859) 286-6008 for more information on our services. We’re a local roofing contractor serving homeowners throughout Winchester and Lexington, KY.