If your roof shows signs it needs to be replaced, it’s best to start planning now. You don’t want to move forward with a roof replacement project when backed into a corner because a part of your roof is broken or leaking. If you wait until you’re in a state of emergency, you won’t have the time to research the best roofing company, material, or aesthetic options. Instead, you’ll be in a rush to fix the problem and might be disappointed with the results later on. Avoid these risks and start planning your roof project today. And the first step in the project is to figure out which time of year is best to replace your roof.
Ultimately, roofing work is very weather-dependent. Ideally, you want clear skies without extreme weather — hot or cold. We break down the benefits and downfalls of replacing a roof in each season.
Across the United States, spring typically offers weather that isn’t too extreme. However, spring can also come with rainy days, which would delay work on your roof. Many homeowners realize that they need their roofs replaced in spring. After the harsh weather conditions of winter wear off, the damage done to your roof may become more apparent. Lastly, the warmer conditions of spring allow the adhesive put down for shingles to work better. Spring isn’t as busy as summer and fall for roofing contractors, so there is a better chance you can book whoever you want and possibly at a slightly cheaper rate.
Summer and Fall
Summer and fall are typically the busiest seasons for roof replacement. The weather is favorable, making it easy to work straight through a project without stopping. Additionally, it’s generally warm enough for the adhesive to work correctly.
If you live in an area that gets particularly hot in the summer, it could cause your asphalt shingles to melt. In this case, you’ll want to book in early summer or late fall when the temperature isn’t too high.
The apparent downside to booking in these seasons is that the roofing contractor you want might already be booked up. Additionally, the high demand in these seasons might cause rates to inflate.
Generally speaking, people don’t often replace roofs in the winter. However, if you live in an area where the weather doesn’t get too cold, winter can come with a lot more open availability for contractors and cheaper rates.
Overall, the best time to replace your roof is as soon as it starts to show signs of problems. Fall might be most people’s optimal choice but consider that delaying the project comes with the risk that your roof might develop more problems as you wait. The ideal time to replace your roof is before its condition worsens! To get started, contact our team today.