Autumn is the Busy Season for Roofing

bigstock-Rain-gutter-full-of-autumn-lea-37528777Fall is a great time to roof. Cooler days and less rain combine to provide ideal conditions to replace a roof. Working on top of a home where there is no shade is much more comfortable in fall. The dryer days make it easier to schedule jobs and keep projects running smooth and on time.

Fall is also the busiest time of year for roofers. Homeowners that need a new roof will want one before winter sets in. Others may have an old insurance claim with a chance of losing depreciation on the claim. Or perhaps the homeowner simply put off the roofing for the better part of the year. All these factors add up to roofing’s busy season.

Because fall is a busy time for roofing contractors, some people may be anxious to get in line and rush into a contract. Don’t feel rushed! Take your time, select the right contractor and remember these simple guidelines:

• Get all roofing details and promises in writing
• Don’t ever sign a contract with a cancellation fee
• Never give a contractor any money up front

Chances are any good roofer is going to have a backlog at this time of year. That’s OK. In fact if a roofer says he can get to the job right away, this is a red flag. Because all the good roofers have a wait list, your job may be done after the frost has arrived. Don’t worry. We roof all winter long and rarely have any problems. If you live on the prairie and experience wintertime dust storms, it would be a bad idea to roof in winter. If your home is in the city, this should not be a problem.

The bottom line here is don’t worry about roofing in the cold. You are much better off waiting for the right roofer than signing a contract with a bad roofer now.

Fall is a busy time for all good home improvement contractors. If a contractor is not busy – beware! It’s like two restaurants next to each other. One has a full parking lot and the other is empty. The restaurant with the wait must be better! Because Excel Roofing has been in business for over 20 years, we know how to roof in winter.


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