Most homeowners, landlords, and business owners will opt for having a new roof installed during the spring and summer months. Does this, however, mean installing a roof during the winter months is an impossibility?
Not Impossible, But Not Ideal
Installing new roofing during the winter months is not ideal and can be a very complicated process. Fortunately, it is not impossible either. Unless you are in a situation where you have no choice but to immediately replace your roof for reasons such as the roof has caved in or sprung a huge leak, a roofing company can install a new roof.
If you live in an area that regularly receives heavy snowfall, then metal roofing is an option you should strongly consider for your home. Today's metal roofs are rust-resistant, affordable, and last for decades. They also offer a number of specific benefits to homeowners in snow-heavy regions.
Ice dams won't form
Ice dams are a huge issue on many types of roofs. When heat escapes from the roof peak, it melts the snow, and the water trickles down before re-freezing in a giant dam on the edge of the roof.
If you live in an area that is supposed to be impacted by El Niño's heavy rains, you're likely already having your roof inspected to ensure that the rains won't end up inside your home. But be aware that it's not just the state of the roof materials themselves that you should check. You also have to be on the lookout for debris on the roof because the debris, such as leaves, twigs, branches, even your lost basketball, can create additional problems that often result in roof leaks.
Is it time to have a new roof installed on your home? If so, then you're probably trying to decide what type of roof (metal, asphalt, etc.) to have installed and which roofing company to trust with the job. But one aspect you won't want to overlook when it comes to your new roof is its color. Believe it or not, a roof's color can have a major impact not just on the curb appeal of your home, but of your home's energy efficiency as well.
Many people know about or are familiar with frozen pipes bursting. However, many people don't really understand how it happens. Here's the how of it, as well as what you can do to prevent it from happening.
How Ice Contributes to Burst Pipes
You may assume the ice expands until the pipe cannot take it anymore and bursts. That sounds somewhat logical, but that's not what's occurring. As water in a pipe turns to ice, it pushes at the non-frozen water.