Should You Repair Your Roof in the Fall?

Being towards the end of the year, even though your roof clearly needs repair, you might be wondering: should I repair my roof this fall, or should I wait till spring? The answer is: Yes! Fall provides a perfect opportunity for homeowners to renovate their homes and make reparations for damaged structures. Damaged rooftops make the whole building structure vulnerable, and repairing it when you have the chance is crucial.  

Before the cold weather of winter arrives and snatches the opportunity, here are some reasons you should repair your roof in the fall:

4 Reasons to Repair Your Roof This Fall

Absence of Stormy Whether to Obstruct Progress

Think about it: Fall is the eleventh hour to repair your roof and protect your family against the winter storm. Moreover, work can proceed and be completed without the snow and storm, delaying the roofers from working. It’s an opportunity to prepare your home for the holidays and protect it against the chilly winter. If you don’t repair your roof this fall, you won’t have the opportunity to do so until spring. Do you really want to wait that long?

Provides the Perfect Temperature to Repair a Roof

You might not know this, but the cold makes shingles fragile while installing them. Shingles are delicate in the cold and can easily break while being nailed. However, in the fall, the temperature is not too cold, neither is it too warm. That makes it a perfect time to nail shingles right where they are supposed to be.

Helps to Reduce Energy Bills

To a large extent, proper house roofing provides insulation in the room. After fall comes winter, a time you need all the heat you could get. Roofs prevent the escape of heat from indoors. If it is damaged or compromised, your home will be cold, and that makes you spend more on energy bills. On the other hand, repairing your roof will seal gaps, insulate your home, and help you save money rather than spend on energy bills.

Protects Your Roof From Damage in the Winter

While you are enjoying the favorable weather in fall, remember the harsh cold that comes with winter. Your damaged rooftop may protect you now, but it won’t withstand the winter snow. Although the damage may be minimal, winter storms can aggravate the extent of the damage and even tear it down. Therefore, you should make reparations in the fall to protect your home from the impending winter storm. 

Signs Your Roof Needs Repair

Before you hire a professional, these are some of the signs to look out for:

Leaking Attic

If your attic is leaking, that indicates there is a crack or hole in the rooftop. Besides, this allows water to escape into the building. Fix cracks immediately to protect the attic and prevent more damage.

Damaged Shingles

Shingles must be installed to make the roofing complete. They are essential because they protect the home from harsh weather, rainfall, and the scourging sun. Repair shingles that are cracked, bent, or missing.

Moss Growth

Moss grows only in the presence of moisture and sunlight. They feed on building materials, and their presence jeopardizes the condition of the roof. Renovate roof structures damaged by moss.

Detached Gutters and Downspouts

Gutters are essential to protect the rooftop from water damage. If your gutter is detached or clogged with moss, mold, or algae, it is time you repaired or replaced it.  


As tempting as it might be, don’t wait until the next spring before repairing your roof. Delaying the repairs puts your home and family at risk when winter arrives. Moreover, protecting your home helps you save money on further damage from winter storms. It is important to prepare your home for winter to enjoy the holidays instead of freezing in the cold or tussling with a damaged roof. 

Contact K&B Home Remodelers today to get started on your roofing project today.

About Mike Damora

Mike Damora is vice president of sales and marketing at K&B Home Remodelers, in Randolph, N.J. You can follow him on Twitter @madamoracatch him on Drift.