California’s seasonal weather is influenced by El Niño and La Niña climatic conditions that, depending on their severity, contribute to California weather that is wetter (El Niño) or drier (La Niña) than normal.

By the fall 2023 there is an 80% chance of El Niño in California

It looks like we are in for another cold wet fall and winter! Get your home and business ready early with a thorough roof inspection and maintenance to prevent the need for an emergency roof repair when it’s raining.  

Don’t be caught off guard, having your roof inspected early will help detect any possible issues and needed fixes before schedules fill up. Take action and follow the tips below to prepare your roof for the rainy season and prevent leaks from occurring. 


Benefits of doing a roof inspection in the summer and fall:

As a professional roofer with years of experience in the industry, I cannot stress enough the importance of inspecting your roof before the rainy season hits to prevent leaks and extensive damage to your home or commercial property. Doing so during the summer provides many benefits, including identifying and fixing issues early on, saving money, and ensuring safety. 

  1. Identify and fix potential issues, such as cracks, leaks, or damage caused by UV rays, before they worsen during the rainy season. Even minor roof damage can worsen significantly in bad weather
  2. Save money: By addressing any issues early on, you can prevent more extensive and costly repairs in the future.
  3. Inspecting your roof during the summer ensures that it is safe for professionals to work on it without the risk of slips and falls due to wet conditions. No one wants to go on a roof covered in snow or slippery ice. Also when the weather is dry and warm it is easier for professionals to identify and fix any issues. 
  4. Repair work generally costs less during the “off-season” when the laborers’ time is in less demand. If you contact a professional roofing contractor in the fall or other regional slow periods, you could potentially see a 10% to 15% decrease in costs.
  5. The price of materials usually is lower during the off-season too and there is less chance of damage to roofing materials.
  6. Busier roofing schedules in winter might mean not having your leaking roof looked at for weeks as contractors are unavailable due to heavy demand and sometimes results in you paying higher rates.
  7. Emergency repairs in the winter cost more to complete due to the urgency and need to complete the job quickly. It also means additional precautions for your roofer and possible damage to materials and  up 100% increase in repair costs. 
  8. Fall is the optimal time to replace a roof or conduct repair work, the weather is cooler compared to the sweltering heat of late summer. Milder temperatures means damage to materials is unlikely. Moderate weather is also kinder on the contractors, meaning fewer breaks and postponements, helping them finish the job in good time. Early fall generally guarantees a large number of dry days, though rainfall can be an issue later in the season.
  9. Most Homeowners Insurance Policies exclude coverage if a leak occurs due to a lack of maintenance. Maintaining your roof is important as most insurance policies cover roof repair and replacement when the damage is the result of severe weather, but they won’t cover damage caused by improper roof maintenance.

 

Remember, don’t wait until it rains to find out if your roof is in good condition.

Call (949) 220-6560 to schedule a professional inspection today!

Roof gutter with fall leaves and debris that needs cleaning

DIY things you can do to prepare your roof for the rainy season:

  1. Remove any debris, leaves, and dirt from your gutters and downspouts to ensure proper water flow.
  2. Trim any tree branches and vegetation that are too close to your roof to prevent damage during high winds and rain.
  3. Inspect your roof for any leaks or cracks and fix them before the rainy season hits.
  4. Check for damage caused by UV rays, California sunshine causes roofing materials to deteriorate at an accelerated rate creating cracks, buckling, peeling, splitting and brittle/dry spots which weaken the roof and cause leaks during the rainy season.  
  5. Inspect flashings around your roof’s vents, chimneys, and other openings to ensure that they are in good condition and properly sealed.
  6. Hire a professional roofer to inspect your roof thoroughly, identify any potential issues, and fix them before the rainy season.
  7. Consider professional regular roof maintenance: scheduling regular roof maintenance ensures that your roof remains in good condition and prolongs its lifespan

 

California’s seasonal weather is influenced by El Niño and La Niña climatic conditions that, depending on their severity, contribute to California weather that is wetter (El Niño) or drier (La Niña) than normal.

By the fall 2023 there is an 80% chance of El Niño in California

It looks like we are in for another cold wet fall and winter! Get your home and business ready early with a thorough roof inspection and maintenance to prevent the need for an emergency roof repair when it’s raining.  

Don’t be caught off guard, having your roof inspected early will help detect any possible issues and needed fixes before schedules fill up. Take action and follow the tips below to prepare your roof for the rainy season and prevent leaks from occurring. 


Benefits of doing a roof inspection in the summer and fall:

As a professional roofer with years of experience in the industry, I cannot stress enough the importance of inspecting your roof before the rainy season hits to prevent leaks and extensive damage to your home or commercial property. Doing so during the summer provides many benefits, including identifying and fixing issues early on, saving money, and ensuring safety. 

  1. Identify and fix potential issues, such as cracks, leaks, or damage caused by UV rays, before they worsen during the rainy season. Even minor roof damage can worsen significantly in bad weather
  2. Save money: By addressing any issues early on, you can prevent more extensive and costly repairs in the future.
  3. Inspecting your roof during the summer ensures that it is safe for professionals to work on it without the risk of slips and falls due to wet conditions. No one wants to go on a roof covered in snow or slippery ice. Also when the weather is dry and warm it is easier for professionals to identify and fix any issues. 
  4. Repair work generally costs less during the “off-season” when the laborers’ time is in less demand. If you contact a professional roofing contractor in the fall or other regional slow periods, you could potentially see a 10% to 15% decrease in costs.
  5. The price of materials usually is lower during the off-season too and there is less chance of damage to roofing materials.
  6. Busier roofing schedules in winter might mean not having your leaking roof looked at for weeks as contractors are unavailable due to heavy demand and sometimes results in you paying higher rates.
  7. Emergency repairs in the winter cost more to complete due to the urgency and need to complete the job quickly. It also means additional precautions for your roofer and possible damage to materials and  up 100% increase in repair costs. 
  8. Fall is the optimal time to replace a roof or conduct repair work, the weather is cooler compared to the sweltering heat of late summer. Milder temperatures means damage to materials is unlikely. Moderate weather is also kinder on the contractors, meaning fewer breaks and postponements, helping them finish the job in good time. Early fall generally guarantees a large number of dry days, though rainfall can be an issue later in the season.
  9. Most Homeowners Insurance Policies exclude coverage if a leak occurs due to a lack of maintenance. Maintaining your roof is important as most insurance policies cover roof repair and replacement when the damage is the result of severe weather, but they won’t cover damage caused by improper roof maintenance.

 

Remember, don’t wait until it rains to find out if your roof is in good condition.

Call (949) 220-6560 to schedule a professional inspection today!

Roof gutter with fall leaves and debris that needs cleaning

DIY things you can do to prepare your roof for the rainy season:

  1. Remove any debris, leaves, and dirt from your gutters and downspouts to ensure proper water flow.
  2. Trim any tree branches and vegetation that are too close to your roof to prevent damage during high winds and rain.
  3. Inspect your roof for any leaks or cracks and fix them before the rainy season hits.
  4. Check for damage caused by UV rays, California sunshine causes roofing materials to deteriorate at an accelerated rate creating cracks, buckling, peeling, splitting and brittle/dry spots which weaken the roof and cause leaks during the rainy season.  
  5. Inspect flashings around your roof’s vents, chimneys, and other openings to ensure that they are in good condition and properly sealed.
  6. Hire a professional roofer to inspect your roof thoroughly, identify any potential issues, and fix them before the rainy season.
  7. Consider professional regular roof maintenance: scheduling regular roof maintenance ensures that your roof remains in good condition and prolongs its lifespan