Why Winter is the Best Time to Plan your Roof Replacement

The months of November, December, January, and February have in the past not been popular months to plan a roof replacement. The winter is generally filled with complications such as temperatures not letting adhesives to dry, difficulty clearing the roof and finishing a job as snowstorms occur, and the added slipperiness of a roof made it dangerous for some contractors lacking proper equipment to work.

Today, with the advances made in technology and the popularization of steel and metal as a roofing material, winter might actually be the best time of year to plan a roof replacement. There are three main reasons why this is:

#1 Companies are Easier to Contact

Even though winter is the perfect time of year to get a roof replacement, it doesn’t occur to many people to get it done. This sways things in the favor of the customer though as generally, during the winter months, sales staff are easier to get in touch with and it is generally easier to coordinate an evaluation.

During the summer, roofing contractors are very busy. This means that prices go up, sales staff are difficult to reach, and generally you work around the contractors’ schedule. In the winter, you will have the resources available to you in order to have you feeling good about getting this done today.

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#2 Taking Advantage of Winter Specials

Steel roofing companies and metal roofing companies typically offer winter specials in order to entice customers to buy-in. If you are currently looking at planning a metal or steel roof replacement for the springtime, you may actually be able to save a few dollars on product and installation by taking advantage of one of these specials.

 #3 Get it Done Today and Don’t Wait

Having to wait for a roof replacement when you needed one yesterday can be a bit problematic. There’s no reason to wait anymore. With metal roof panels or steel roof panels, there are no adhesives used, allowing for an easy replacement installation that can be done at any time of year including in the winter.

Over and over again, we see it happen. A customer calls in during winter because of a leak, we assess the roof, and we see that it requires a full replacement. Or, come spring, we are contacted by customers saying that the winter did a lot of damage to their roof and that they have been waiting to get it fixed.

Even in times of heavy snow, ice build-ups, and/or frigid temperatures, we can work to schedule and install a metal or steel roof that is going to significantly up the protection on your property and fix any roof-related issues. Don’t be caught out waiting for warmer weather which may worsen existing problems, see your property exposed to the elements more than it needs to be, allow snow and ice to gather on your roof potentially causing more damage, and then having to pay a higher price in the spring months.

By scheduling a roof replacement this winter, you get to save on cost and protect your property investment.

4 Reasons to Schedule a Metal Roof Installation or Steel Roof Installation this Winter

Steel is fastly becoming one of the most widely uses roofing materials for commercial and residential roofs. Through the tough winters and hot summers, a property owner can get more out of their steel roofing or metal roofing than they can out of traditional, asphalt shingles.

There have been many times where we have had customers be caught off-guard by heavy snowfalls and long winters, unaware that their roofs were not prepared to withstand the season. If you need a roofing installation, you don’t need to wait for spring. Metal roof panels and steel roof panels can both be installed during the winter months. We highly recommend that, if it’s needed, to not wait and schedule your install this winter. Here are four reasons why you may want to think about it.

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#1 There are not as many scheduled installs

During the winter months, there are significantly less installations and for some contractors, winter is their slowest time of year. What this means from the perspective of the customer is that you may be able to negotiate a better price for a metal roof installation or steel roof installation. Also, if you have an ideal install date, you are more likely to get it with less competition in winter.

#2 Metal and steel are easy to repair

If you have had difficulties sustaining the weight of snow on your roof in past winters or if you fear like you may have issues this year, or perhaps you are in the process of experiencing a winter roof emergency, metal and steel are materials that are not only stronger but that are easier to repair. If your roof is comprised of traditional asphalt shingles, repairing them in the wintertime will be nearly impossible. If you have metal roof panels or steel roof panels however, these can be easily handled.

#3 Metal and steel are made for winter

Metal roofing materials and steel roofing materials are made to withstand winter weather. The interlocking panels minimize snow and ice build-up throughout the season, ridding your roof of heavy weight as needed. The interlocking design also prevents water from travelling upward. No matter how cold it may be outside, metal roof panels and steel roof panels never expand, contract or break by the whim of the temperature.

#4 Metal roofing and steel roofing are natural insulators

The way that metal roofing panels and steel roofing panels are built is to allow for air to move freely, ultimately resulting in lower heating bills during the winter and allowing you to keep your house cool during the summer.

If you are already experiencing issues with moisture in your attic or elsewhere surrounding your roof, leaving these types of moisture issues fester can mean higher costs for you in the long-run. Installing a roof made of metal or steel can certainly help in preventing moisture accumulation and ensure that the top of your home is getting the air circulation it needs to retain its value.

If you would like to find out more information about what material (steel or metal) would be appropriate for your property as well as to find out more information regarding pricing and/or scheduling an install, please don’t hesitate to contact us today to speak with a representative.

For a limited time, Steel-Roofers is offering a Winter Special of 50% off on all taxes for your metal roof installation or steel roof installation.