September 15, 2022
At some point, all homeowners must ask themselves when a good time is to replace their roof. Florida’s continual warm weather can make it easy for homeowners to replace their roofs all year long. Nevertheless, we prefer the slower winter months for a largescale roof project such as this. Additionally, replacing your roof now will add much-needed protection when hurricane season arrives next year. Winter is just around the corner, so don’t procrastinate. Hire a roofer from J&K Roofing to complete the job.
Do You Need a New Roof?
First things first, it’s important to make sure that you need a new roof. Depending on the material and how diligent you were about roof maintenance, most roofs can last up to 20 years or more. If your roof is long past its lifespan or you are experiencing the following problems, then it’s time for a new roof.
- Shingle edges are curling or buckling
- Cracked shingles
- Granules or shingles are missing
- Dark streaks caused by algae
- Severe moss growth
- Excessive wear and tear
- Water damage in the attic
- Roof is sagging
- High energy bills (different materials can reduce your energy bill, like metal)
Experiencing any of these problems? Contact our team and we will perform a thorough inspection so you can be confident about your decision of a roof replacement. Now, we’ll explain why winter in Florida is such a good month to replace your roof.
Perfect Weather for Construction
The weather plays a big role in how quickly and efficiently a construction crew can complete a roofing project. In Florida, we don’t have to worry about harsh winters, but we do need to be cautious about hurricane season, heavy rain, strong windows, and other bad weather associated with tropical storms. This bad weather typically occurs in the Spring and doesn’t leave until November, when hurricane season ends. In general, this is one of the busiest seasons for contractors. Therefore, it can result in a shortage of labor and materials, which is a hassle for homeowners.
Completing the job in the winter months ensures safety for the crew and better guarantees the job is done in a timely fashion, hassle-free. The construction crew will take fewer breaks because of the weather, and they will be able to secure all the material you need faster.
Again, the spring and summer months are generally the busiest time of year for roofing contractors. This can make it more challenging to find a reliable contractor to inspect and replace your roof. If you need an urgent replacement, you may get lucky even if you search for a pro at short notice, as many contractors schedule clients by priority. However, this isn’t always a guarantee. As a result, some homeowners resort to hiring contractors with questionable reputations just to get the job done. We don’t recommend this.
Eliminate this headache altogether by hiring a roofer during the off-season. Unlike other states, Florida experiences warm weather all winter, making it possible to perform urgent jobs. So, why not take advantage of this good weather?
Preparation for Summer
Perhaps the most important reason we recommend getting your roof replaced during the winter is to have proper protection when summer rolls around. As most Florida homeowners know, summer is when severe storms strike with a vengeance. This is a good opportunity to fortify your home with better roofing material. For example, metal roofs can withstand harsh weather better than asphalt, the most commonly used roofing material. It can also last longer, up to 50 years or more with good maintenance.
An asphalt roof, on the other hand, only lasts up to 20 years. Because metal roofs reflect heat, it essentially pays for itself by significantly reducing the cost of homeowners’ energy bills. In many ways, it is a sustainable, affordable, smarter option. When you need to repair it, trust the experts at J&K Roofing. Our team has experience with all roof types, including metal.
Contact J&K Roofing
Fall will soon come to an end, which means now is the right time for a roof replacement. When you need a roofer to handle all maintenance and repairs, look no further than J&K Roofing. We are your full-service roofing contractor. With over 30 years of experience, we have been Hollywood’s premier roofing company, specializing in both residential and commercial roofing. Contact us for a free quote or call (954) 961-9879.