When you run a business and own a commercial property, the one thing you want is a building that protects your employees and investments. This can sometimes be wanting to install a new roof or repair the existing one. Without this work, a roof can deteriorate and eventually put everything underneath it at risk.
Repair work or new installations are just a fact of life in business. A building is continuously exposed to the elements, such as climate change bringing about more severe storms during the season or the increased risk of hail damage. But if you’re thinking of getting work done on your roof, is there a good or a bad time to do it?
Emergencies Always Matter
Of course, if there is a serious issue with a roof that presents structural risks and even threaten safety, then work should be done immediately. After a severe storm, for example, if portions of the roof are missing, some temporary work should, at the very least, be done to prevent further damage for worsening the situation.
Emergency repairs, if neglected, often mean raising the final cost of repair work, as the condition of the roof deteriorates without proper attention. Never put off emergency repair work and always try to secure a permanent professional repair solution as quickly as possible.
Winter is never ideal as the cooler temperatures, and occasional snow and snowstorms can make work difficult or impossible. At lower temperatures, for example, a sealant may not properly cohere and provide watertight protection.
Spring and summer seasons are generally the most popular times to get work on roofs done. The weather is more forgiving, but there is a risk of fighting to get your work scheduled. As summer is the most popular season, professional roofing services generally must pick their battles and decide which of many jobs to take.
Probably the best time to get roofing work done, if possible, is in the autumn. The weather is still mild but cooler. This means the same productivity that occurs in the spring and summer can continue, but the temperatures at this time of year may be more comfortable for workers who no longer have to endure the occasional heatwave.
The drop in temperature, however, can also speed up some of the installation and repair processes. Some layers of roofing material, such as single-ply/EPDM, need some time to seal and create an airtight barrier for better protection properly. High heat and humidity can slow down this process, meaning a longer wait before the next repair or installation stage can occur.
In some respects, roof work in fall is in the “goldilocks zone” of not being too hot but not too cold and allowing both workers and materials to work in comfortable efficiency.
If you’re planning on having some commercial roof work done or installed this year, we’ll be more than happy to help you. Contact Gulf Tex Roofing & Services. We can assess your needs and see about repairing your roof or planning and executing your new installation.