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3 Reasons to Get a New Roof Before Winter

A roof is arguably one of the most essential parts of your home. It protects your property from the elements, keeping your family cozy during turbulent summer storms and harsh winter weather. 

Getting your roof inspected and replaced by qualified contractors is key to maintaining the integrity of your property. Pinpoint Innovations has years of experience conducting routine maintenance and roof replacements for houses all over Southern Maryland. If you’re unsure whether your roof should be checked and replaced before winter, our roofing experts are here to help you make that final leap toward a new roof installation.

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When Should You Do Roof Replacement and Repairs?

Getting your roof replaced is no light undertaking. Depending on the size of your home and the extent of the replacement, a roofing project can take a few weeks to complete.

Many contractors prefer conducting roof inspections and repairs in early fall to catch any damages caused during the heat and rain of the summer months and prepare your home for winter weather. The mild weather conditions of early autumn allow roofing contractors to do a thorough job without the burden of extreme heat or cold weather. You’ll get much better roof longevity by conducting a roof replacement before temperatures drop.

Cold Temperatures

Homeowners need to be extra aware of your homes’ exterior needs in the cold winter months. One such need is shingles. It’s widely known that the temperature should be at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit for best results when installing asphalt roofs because they can crack/break quickly at colder temperatures.

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3 Reasons to Get a New Roof Before Winter Hits

Winter weather in Southern Maryland can be harsh, but a well-insulated house can help your family brave the cold air of the winter months safely and comfortably.

Here are three reasons why you should get a new roof before winter arrives:

1. Protect Your Shingles

The shingles on your roof are a moisture-resistant barrier that keeps the cold weather out. Since shingles take the brunt of the elements, they can be easily damaged.

Installing a new roof ensures you have durable shingles that can endure extreme weather during the winter season. A new roof installation gives your house modern shingles with technology that increases their resistance to chilly winds, freezing temperatures and water damage.

2. Save Energy Costs

Any homeowner knows that cooling and heating system bills make for some of the highest home expenses. Winter bills can be significantly higher if roof cracks or missing shingles allow cold air in from outside. Because most of the time, old or damaged roofing materials are not very effective at keeping warm air in and cold air out.

A new roof ensures your home is adequately sealed from rain, snow and cold air. It also enhances energy efficiency by reducing your heating system’s work to help your house stay warm during the cold season.

3. It Can Save You Money

All homeowners should have an experienced contractor check their roofs at least twice yearly for routine maintenance. But what does this inspection entail?

Interior Inspection

An interior roof inspection checks the health of the underside of your roof. An experienced roofing contractor will inspect your ceilings for any signs of water damage or mold caused by heavy rain or snowfall during the winter. The inspector also flags structural issues like sagging ceilings and leaning walls.

A good roof inspector will climb into your attic to check for holes, wood rot and pests such as rats or termites that threaten the integrity of your roofing structure.

Exterior Inspection

Roofing contractors inspect an exterior roof by checking for splintered or cracked roof rafters and missing shingles. They also check for rust and vegetation growth caused by water damage.

In most cases, contractors climb to the top of your house to directly examine the roof. However, inspectors can use infrared technology to locate minuscule roof cracks so they can be repaired, which helps you save money by extending your roof’s life span.

If your roof is in bad shape, a roof inspector may use a drone to identify areas with significant damage that need urgent repair.

REPLACE YOUR ROOF BEFORE THE WINTER TURNS UGLY

If you live in Southern Maryland, and want to have your roof inspected and replaced, the roofing experts at Pinpoint Innovations stand ready to do the job. We offer roofing services throughout Southern Maryland and have a track record of quality roof repairs and new roof installations. Contact us via email or call (240) 222-1453 to learn how our experts can help you prepare your roof for the coming season.