During the spring season, it’s not uncommon to see roofing crews hard at work on homes throughout New England. This is for good reason, as roof replacement in the spring comes with a myriad of benefits. Providing a return on investment of 64.4%, roof replacement in the spring is a smart project for the following reasons.
Put an End to Roof Leaks & Costly Water Damage Bills
Drip, drip, drip. This is a common sound to hear during spring storms if you have a leaky roof.
Roof replacement is the most effective way to put an end to roof leaks. Unfortunately, the signs of a roof leak aren’t always so obvious. If you are collecting rain in a bucket from the middle of your living room, you’ll need roof replacement to prevent extensive damage if it hasn’t already occurred.
What are the less obvious signs that your roof is leaking? Consider the following:
- Yellow or brown stains on the ceiling. They can come in various sizes and shades of each hue. Sometimes they can appear like big coffee stains.
- Condensation on your interior walls. You might find this in areas around your windows.
- Wet attic insulation. If you’re in your attic and discover damp or wet spots on the insulation, it means that water is leaking through an area of the roof.
- Condensation on rafter beams. Condensation buildup can appear when water drips from the attic ceiling, settling on the rafter beams. If this problem goes undetected, it can result in wood damage and even rot.
Keep in mind that fixing a roof leak and repairing the damage can be quite pricey. It can cost $2500 to fix a ceiling leak and repair drywall. This doesn’t include any other material damage from the water that can occur, such as damaging electronics and personal belongings.
For peace of mind and the protection of your home, roof replacement with GAF systems with Tiger Paw keeps your home dry and free from leaks.
Banish Mold And Mildew Growth
Did you know that a damp and leaky attic can lead to mold and mildew growth?
Both mold and mildew will thrive and damp in dark areas. When combined with an organic food source such as wood rafter beams in the attic, you have the perfect recipe for mold.
Mold in the attic comes in a variety of colors. White and green are quite common, and black mold is the most dangerous. If you have black mold in the attic, there is a serious moisture and airflow issue. Your insulation can also be contaminated as well.
Why do mold and mildew grow in the attic? This is because humidity levels can rise in the attic. When the roof is ventilated, fresh air can help keep mold and mildew at bay.
Not only is the presence of mold a hassle, but removal is also expensive. Mold removal in the attic can also cost you nearly $5,000. Not only will you need to address the mold issue, but there is still the process of ventilating and possibly re-insulating the attic.
By opting for a roof with ventilation, you can avoid mold and mildew growth altogether. You’ll need a combination of ventilation systems to get the best results, including intake and outtake vents. These vents will pull fresh air inside and push it back out to keep the airflow moving.
Achieve an All-Season Upgrade While Preventing Winter Ice Dams
We might not be thinking about ice dams when flowers are in bloom, but the reality is that it won’t remain spring forever.
A poorly performing roof is a major culprit to ice dam formation. It’s caused by heat loss through the roof, which melts the snow and forms ice dams at the gutters.
The heat moves through the ceiling and roof by way of conduction, which rises to the top of the ceiling. As the warm air comes in contact with a roof during temperatures at or below 32 degrees, melting the snow.
How do you prevent winter ice dams for the next winter season? Yet again, ventilation is an important component for ice dam prevention. It will help achieve a uniform temperature in the attic that is close to the outdoor temperature. This way, the attic won’t overheat and result in ice dams.
Read more on how a GAF roof can prevent with ice dam leaks.
Why Spring Is The Best Time For Home Improvements
- Great Weather & Longer Days: Great weather conditions! Colder weather can delay projects from inclement weather. The warmer months offer the ideal environment for outdoor work, especially in late spring. Higher temperatures are ideal for roofing materials that require higher temperatures to seal, and the spring sun offers the perfect source.
- Locking In Your Order: beat the supply and demand issues during the pandemic.
- Contractor Availability: Days are also longer in the spring so the contractors will have more time to work which can shorten the project duration.
- Energy Savings: Install now to help prevent high energy bills.
- Curb Appeal: enjoy your beautiful home now instead of later!
- Fast-Tracked: Getting your projects complete before summer. Act now before our books fill up!
Get Roof Replacement this Spring
It’s the right time to consider roof replacement! Spring is an incredibly popular time to replace your roof. We have quality roofing systems from GAF, working to protect your home through every season. Contact us now for a quote and to learn about our current promotions.
Spring is the best time for home improvements:
- Great Weather
- Locking In Your Order
- Contractor Availability
- Energy Savings
- Curb Appeal
- Fast Tracked-Getting Your Projects Complete Before Summer!