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Changing your roof for your livestock is always something which needs to be done at the best possible time. If you try and change it during the winter, then you run the risk of exposing them to the elements. Therefore, the best time is during the summer, and we’re looking at how best you can accomplish this.

Why should you change your roofing during the summer?

The summer is good for changing roofing on your livestock shelters because you’re likely to get a period of a few days or even weeks where the weather is consistently sunny. This means that it doesn’t matter if you take a longer time to get the shelter fully set up because you’re not exposing your animals to rain and storms all day. This in contrast to the winter months, where the weather is even less predictable than usual, and it can suddenly turn to a massive storm without prior warning.

What should I use for my roofing?

This is another big question that many farmers face. Briarwood recommends using the Eurosix range for roofing your shelter. Our fibre cement design makes for a good airflow and a reduced risk of water getting in and creating excess moisture in the air. As well as this, the entire design is lightweight and durable, as well as easy to install. This means that you can have it installed quickly and without much hassle, which is good when you’re a busy person with lots to do.

Overall, the best time to install roofing is definitely the summer, when the weather can be predicted and planned around with much more precision than the winter months, when a storm or snow can start without much warning, despite the best efforts of the Met Office and other institutions to predict it. Briarwood stocks the Eurosix range in many variants of style and colours, so it can fit into any type of commercial farming environment. The design has been specially created to ensure a maximum level of efficiency and ease of installation, as well as being composed of a great material that can both keep excess moisture out, but also create a good air current, so the animals or supplies inside are not exposed to stale air which can lead to the buildup of disease and bacteria.