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Why Replacing Your Denver Roof in the Fall is a Great Idea


October 10, 2018

As the summer season reaches its last days, the signs of fall are already upon us. Small color changes in the trees can already be seen and some are already shedding their leaves. The intense heat waves that the 2018 summer season brought to the Denver metro area appear to finally be behind us. The close of the summer season is often bittersweet for many individuals and families, as vacations, outdoor activities, and family get togethers are a common hallmark to look forward to when the weather is warm and children are out of school. But the onset of fall also brings with it many opportunities, and it can be the perfect time to consider having your Denver roof replaced.

Ideal Weather for Roof Replacement


While professional roofing companies such as The Roof Dr. pride themselves on being able to replace a roof in less-than-ideal conditions, there is a specific timeframe during the year that is much more suitable for completing a total roof replacement. The fall season is perhaps the best time to have your roof replaced, specifically because the weather conditions are typically the most favorable and ideal for completing a roof replacement in a speedy and efficient manner.

Roofs can certainly be replaced during a large majority of the year in Colorado, but weather complications can sometimes delay the completion of a project or make conditions more challenging for roofing contractors. Additionally, the summer months in Colorado can often bring intense weather patterns, such as hailstorms which can create significant damage to your roof. Waiting until fall rolls around to finally update your roofing structure can be a smart move to avoid having to immediately perform additional repairs. 

Another important factor that makes fall an ideal time to have your Denver roof replaced is the fact that the most favorable time to have asphalt shingles installed is when the weather is between 45-50 degrees on a clear day. The reason for this is due to the fact that the seal strips on the shingles will adhere properly to the roof itself due to ambient warmth. When a roof is installed during excessive hot, wet, or cold weather, the seal strips may not adhere as well as they should, though an experienced roofing contractor should be able to ensure this doesn’t happen. 

Preparing Your Roof for the Winter Months


A Colorado winter can wreak havoc on your roof. Relentless snow, ice, and melting conditions can make any potential leaks or holes in your roofing structure significantly worse, leading to the highly undesirable event of water making its way into the interior of your home or office. Unfortunately, if this event occurs, it may take a substantial amount of time before a roofing contractor can access your roof to assess and replace the damaged components, as weather conditions can prevent and delay such activities.

In addition to any potential leaks or damaged components that may present themselves during a Colorado winter storm, you’ll also want to consider having your roof replaced in autumn to increase the amount of insulation in your home or commercial building. A new roof can increase insulation capacities for your structure, leading to a reduction in heating bills and saving you money in the process. Having to keep your heat on full blast because your roof is allowing the warm air to easily escape is definitely a situation you will want to avoid having to deal with. 

Another reason why replacing your roof during the months of fall is something to strongly consider is the fact that many roofers take the winter months off or cut their work crews down to a bare bones operation. While you may still be able to find and hire the right company for the job, competition for crews may become more intense, created a longer wait time to have your roof replaced. By delaying a roof replacement until the winter months, you may have to deal with a much longer wait time than you would like.

Swift and Efficient Replacement Time


A roofing job can be a hassle for a home or business owner to have to deal with. If you own and operate a commercial property, a roof replacement may cause you to close down your office or place of business for a few days, or, at the very least, create an inconvenience for employees and customers. If you’re a homeowner, having a roof replaced can also be an irritation and inconvenience to deal with. However, if the roofing contractor you choose to hire is a competent and experienced professional, such as the folks at The Roofing Dr., this inconvenience will be over in no time.

But one factor that can significantly slow down the replacement of your residential or commercial roof is unforeseen weather conditions. An intense thunderstorm or snowfront can bring about an extended delay to your roof replacement, leaving you to deal with an unfortunate extension to your inconvenience. 

By hiring a roofing contractor to replace your roof during the fall months, the possibilities of having intense weather delay the completion of your project are significantly less than if you choose to hire a company during the winter months. While intense weather can certainly hit Colorado at any season, the chances of having to deal with an extended delay during the autumn months are significantly reduced, making fall a great time to consider having your roof replaced.

If you are in need of roofing services for your home or office, avoid doing it yourself and hire professional and competent contractors to get the job done. In this area, The Roof Dr. has you covered. We offer both residential and commercial roofing options for whatever your situation may be. We are a Colorado owned and operated business, and have been building roofs in the Denver metro area since 1971. Our team of qualified and experienced professionals are there to ensure the job is done as efficiently and affordably as possible. If you are need of a roofing repair or replacement, or you simply have questions about our services, contact us today!