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Can January Be Considered a Good Month for Roof Replacement?

Richardson Winter Roofing January It can often be difficult to choose a proper time of the year for replacing your existing roof. Roofing projects are typically best handled when it’s relatively warm, and the weather is stable.   Although January is typically a stable month in most places, you’d have to live pretty far south for the temperature to be right for roof replacement. Replacing your roof can be a lengthy and difficult project involving the use of materials and tools that would be hard to handle in cold weather. So, if you live in the northern or central part of the country, where temperatures in January will typically drop below freezing level, then January is not usually the best month to consider for replacing your existing roof.   On the other hand, in places like Florida, California and Texas, January can be an acceptable time for replacing your roof, since the climate in these areas is typically warmer. Roofers will, therefore, often be able to continue working on complex roof repair and replacement projects even in the winter, as the average temperatures in January will rarely present a true hindrance. Even when they do, roofers will likely recommend that you simply wait out the cold spell and then attempt getting your roof done once the temperatures become milder.  Call to see what is recommended in your area.

How Your Roof Affects Your Utility Bill

Roofing Companies Can Help Lower Utility Bills The condition and the material of your roof influences the amount of energy that you need to maintain the temperature inside your home stable and comfortable, thus your roof is an essential component that will decide how much you will pay for your energy throughout the year. Here is how:
  • Reflective features – the ability of your roof to reflect the sun’s rays is essential for maintaining your building cool in summer. Roofs that can reflect most of the solar radiation that they are exposed to don’t heat up as much as the roofs that absorb solar heat, therefore they transfer less heat towards the building interior;
  • Thermal insulation features – ideally, your roof also forms an efficient thermal barrier between the building interior and the outside environment, thus preventing the escape of heated air from your rooms in winter, which will reduce the amount of money you need to spend on heating;
  • The color of your roof – roof color is an often neglected, but very important factor that can affect your utility bills as well and should be maintained by licensed Fort Smith roofing companies for results. Hot climates need light-colored roofs that reflect solar radiation, while the buildings in cold climates should use darker roofs that absorb more solar heat.

Tips for Dealing with Severe Roof Damage

Roofing Contractor Working With Inusrance Company Roofs can take a lot of beating from the elements, but no roof can take those beatings infinitely. If the most recent storm has devastated your roof, too, here are some tips about how to handle this stressful and difficult situation:
  • Assess and document the damage – the first thing you will need to do, before starting the roof repairs, is to document and record that damage. Take photos and videos of the damage and save the documents for your insurance claims file – your claims file will need to include evidence of the damage;
  • Handle temporary fixes – make sure to mitigate the damage with suitable action. If your roof has been partially or completely swept off by the storm, cover in foils what is left of the roofing structure to prevent further damage to your property in case it starts raining again or another storm hits;
  • Contact your insurance agent or call your insurance company’s helpline for assistance, or contact a Fort Smith roofing contractor who works with insurance companies related to your claims file – the requirements regarding the contents and the form of insurance claims as well as the claims negotiation process are similar for all insurance policies, but you need to find out about specific requirements imposed by your insurer to make sure your claim is not rejected for formal errors.

Tools You Might Need During A DIY Roof Repair

Do You Have The Right Roofing Tools The list of tools used in different stages of roofing is quite extensive, but it is advisable to know what is basically needed for a DIY roof repair. Generally, the tools you need are divided into the following categories: Protection equipment Prior to start working on your roof, you must take all precautionary measures to secure your workplace and ensure that you are safe working at height. You must assess fall hazards by using secured ladders, harnesses, non-slippery shoes and other accessories. Tools for performing the actual work
  • Hammer tacker – used to staple, quickly and easily, protective layers on the top of the wooden sheathing, to secure your home from water leaks and increase your roof`s fire resistance
  • Power Nailer – also known as a nail gun, it is used to drive nails in tight places, very precisely and effortlessly
  • Tin Snips – a tool that helps you cut metal sheets
  • Chalk Line – a tool that allows you to align shingles and install them symmetrically
  • Roof Utility Knife – used for shingle-cutting procedures
Besides these tools, you might also want to consider a magnetic sweeper, for doing the clean-up once you finish working on your roof.  This tool will help you collect and dispose stray nails that will likely be all over the place, including in your garden, where you definitely do not want them.  If you decide the job is too big, or you don’t have all the right tools, call on roofing professionals at to do it for you.    

Benefits Of Green Roofs

Benefits To A Green Roof

Green roofs do not just look very nice, but they are also ecological, very useful for air purification and for making energy savings. These roofs increase the number of green spaces in cities and enhance the quality of urban aspect. They also provide habitat for birds and insects.

A green roof reduces the energy consumption required for heating by up to 25%, by increasing the thermal insulation. In addition, it is well known that a conventional roof absorbs heat during the day and then radiates it overnight. Instead, a green roof will absorb water in the layer of soil that will gradually evaporate throughout the day, cooling the roof.

A green roof contributes to cleaning the air and reducing the pollution, which we all know is one of the main problems of humanity today. The patch of vegetation on the roof converts carbon dioxide into oxygen, and the air you breathe when you open the window will be cleaner.

The green roof provides great protection against weather; water surplus (which is not absorbed by the soil) is eliminated through a special drainage system. If you live in a crowded city, full of agitation and stressful noises, a green roof will help you get rid of this problem, because it is a very good sound insulator. For all your roofing needs, seek out the professionals at .