It’s the “Just Right” Time of Year to Work with Vision Construction for Roof Repairs and Installations
As spring approaches, we often think about the projects and improvements we want to complete around our homes. For most people, that includes a deep clean, fresh coats of paint, and rejuvenating an outdoor space.
What many people don’t consider, however, is their roof. One of the most important – if not the most important – components of your exterior, your roof provides invaluable protection and support to the rest of your house.
Here are our top five reasons why a residential roofing project should be included on your spring to-do list.
Reason 1: Spring Provides Optimal Weather for Residential Roofing Services
We like to think of spring as the Goldilocks season for residential roofing projects. It’s not too hot. It’s not too cold. The weather is just right.
In the winter, poor conditions can result in delays and add discomfort to your living conditions. The high humidity of summer can cause moisture damage, which may develop into more costly repairs down the road.
Spring temperatures are milder, but there’s enough warmth that you can be confident the worst of the colder months is over. Roof shingles need the heat of the sun to get a proper seal, making this time of year ideal for getting the job done right.
Reason 2: Roofing Companies Are Generally Less Busy
Late summer and early fall are often the busiest times of year for roofing services. People are in a rush to get their project done before winter sets in, and roofing companies become flooded with requests.
While spring can have its busy moments, contractors typically have more availability, and you don’t have to worry about being at the bottom of a long waitlist. With more availability, roofers can also dedicate more time to your specific roof repair or installation. And that coupled with prime outdoor conditions means your project will be more likely to stay on schedule.
Reason 3: You Can Look Forward to Summer Energy Savings
We’re all too familiar with rising utility bills during the hottest days of the year. The good news is that a residential roofing project, along with a ventilation evaluation, in spring can help reduce your home’s overall energy consumption.
Older roofs are often constructed using outdated materials and technology, and over time, they fail to effectively ventilate heat during the warmer months. This, in turn, equates to your air conditioner working harder and ultimately using more energy.
There’s now new roof technology that reflects more sunlight away from your home, so you can stay cool and comfortable. In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “cool roofs” with a high solar reflectance are able to stay up to 50 to 60 degrees cooler in peak summer heat compared to those made from conventional materials.
Reason 4: Roofing Services Can Boost Your Home’s Resale Value
We don’t need to tell you that spring is a popular time of year for home buying and selling. But what you may not know is that a roof repair or installation can increase your home’s resale value.
If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market this season, you may also want to consider a residential roofing project. It will enhance your house’s curb appeal while giving potential buyers peace of mind that they have one less fix to worry about down the road. Because you’ve chosen to make the investment, you may have more power during negotiations as well.
Reason 5: You Can Put Your Tax Refund to Good Use
While a tax refund is money the government owes you for paying more in taxes than necessary, it can feel like you’ve won the lottery when you receive one. You may be inclined to spend the money on a vacation or some other fun venture, but one of the smartest ways to use it is to further invest in improving your home.
A new or repaired roof makes the perfect candidate. You might be able to strengthen the structural integrity of your home and, with regular maintenance, ensure it lasts for years to come.
Spring Into Action and Schedule a Residential Roofing Project with Vision Construction
Vision Construction provides roofing services for every home – from newer builds to historic houses. By combining quality workmanship with industry-standard products designed to withstand the elements, we offer customized solutions for each project we work on to guarantee we don’t just meet your expectations, we exceed them.
Unsure if you need a roof repair or all-new installation? Our experts in residential roofing can perform a free 21-point inspection – which includes your skylights, ventilation, and chimney – and recommend next steps.