Now that the equinox has come and gone, the days are longer than the nights and spring is well and truly with us.
That fact might get you outdoors more, whether it is into the garden or simply off to enjoy the outdoors more in warmer weather, but when you walk out of the door you should consider the roof above you.
While you might have cause to use roofing services in Wolverhampton at various times of the year, spring is the best time for a full-scale roof check and, if needs be, a major repair job.
There are multiple reasons for this. Firstly, after a long autumn winter there may have been significant damage to the roof caused by cold, damp weather and falling debris blown by the wind. While this winter has been pretty mild in some respects – the Met Office only recorded one named storm, and that (Otto) was actually christened by the Danes – it is still important to check all is well.
A second good reason to have work done in the spring is a more practical one. Summer is a very busy time for roofers for obvious reasons; with the weather at its warmest and driest and daylight at its longest, it offers the best conditions for outdoor work. It also ensures homes are not left feeling very cold indoors due to there being a temporary gap in the roof.
What that means, of course, is that lots of people try to get work done in the summer. But as good builders will be busy with plenty of jobs at the busiest time of year, there could be a longer wait. In some cases the diary will be full and your preferred roofer may not be able to fit you in.
For that reason, it makes sense to get the work started in the spring. That way, you can get the best roofers on the job while they are available and ensure that well before the end of summer your roof is in great shape to deal with whatever next autumn and winter might throw at it.