If your roof has shown signs that it is reaching the end of its life, don't wait until next spring to replace your roof. Instead, get a roofing contractor out to your home this fall, get a few quotes, and get a new roof put on your house.

Reason #1: Worsening Damage

If your roof is already on its last legs, don't try to push it through another winter. Winter is often one of the harshest times of the year on roofs, and trying to get through another winter with a damaged roof means that you are putting yourself at risk of having to deal with holes, leaks, and other damage throughout the winter months.

With a new roof in place, you will no longer have to be on the lookout for damage. You can just relax and enjoy your home.

Reason #2: Good Working Conditions

You may associate the fall with wetness, but it also presents great conditions for working on your roof. In the fall, the temperatures are cool enough to get things done but not so cold as to have a negative impact on roofing materials that your contractor needs to work with. Although there are rainy days, there are plenty of sunny days as well. Early to mid-fall in many areas presents conditions that are just right for installing a new roof.

Reason #3: Easy to Work with Materials

Next, many roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, are easier to work within the fall. When it is warm but not cold outside, the shingles will not stick together due to the heat like they will in the summer. The shingles will also not be brittle like they can get in the winter. Fall temperatures keep the shingles sticking together or easily breaking, making it one of the best times of year to work with shingles.

Once the shingles are in place on your roof, they will have enough time to settle and seal completely. It takes a little while for all the sealing strips to create an airtight situation on your roof. With a little time before the really cold weather hits, your shingles will settle into place in a manner that will help to protect your home.

Fall is a great time to replace your roof. The work conditions are ideal, and materials are easy to work with. There will be more than enough time for all the material to settle and seal before winter arrives. You will also protect your home from potential leaks that could occur by leaving an old roof in place that isn't adequately protecting your home.

For more information on roof replacement, contact a company like Greenstreet Contracting & Restoration.