What Time Of Year Is Best To Replace A Roof?
When planning your roofing project, timing is everything. Different seasons provide many benefits. However, there are some facts to be aware of when planning a roof replacement. Diving into each season, we will discuss the benefits of replacing your roof in each season and what you should know when planning your next roof replacement project.
Spring ( March, April, May)
Early spring can be tricky as the weather can be unpredictable and wet. Because of increased rainfall, it makes it harder to spend more time working on the roof replacement. With that said, mid to late spring is prime roof replacement time. The temperatures heating up and the weather calming down before the humid summer kicks in allows roofing contractor optimal time to complete your roof replacement. It is right before peak season, making it easier to schedule time for a contractor to take on your roof replacement project, just in time for summer too!
Summer (June, July, August)
Summer into Fall is the peak season for roofers! The temperature is perfect for shingles and sealant to settle in, making project time much quicker. However, summer is busy for roofers making time selection limited. Additionally, as the hot and humid days of summer start to rise, it decreases the time a roofer can work out in the heat before having to stop to maintain their physical health and avoid heat exhaustion and dehydration. If you plan on replacing your home’s roof in the summer, it is best to plan and schedule a spot early.
Fall (September, October, November)
Fall is a popular month for roof replacements. The cooler temperatures allow roof contractors to work longer days without being overheated. The shingles and sealant dry at an aggressive pace. Plus, you will have a fresh roof ready for winter when it comes!
There are some drawbacks when replacing your roof in the Fall. Since Fall is such a popular month, it can be hard to find a contractor that has time dedicated to your roof replacement. Experts say it is encouraged to plan for about two months to prepare for any delays before Winter comes.
Winter (December, January, February)
It comes as no surprise that winter is not a recommended time to replace a roof. Winter can bring on snow and lots of it, it is best to prepare for what the season will bring beforehand. Many people will find leaks as the snow melts when the world begins to warm up again for spring. More issues can arise as the temperatures drop to a freezing point. The shingles and thermal sealing are more vulnerable and it can become more time-consuming to complete the replacement.
The reality is that emergencies may occur during the winter months. Experts in roof replacements will take the proper precautions during winter roof replacements, such as storing shingles and sealant in a warm, dry space while also working with the homeowner on detailed scheduling of the project. All in all, it is best to take precautionary measures before winter hits.
Ultimately the best time to replace your roof is when you can best prepare for the project. It can be a time and financial commitment, so it is best to make sure you are well equipped when planning your next roof replacement. Fortunately, the roof replacement experts at RJW Exteriors are here to help you every step of the way. You don’t have to plan your roof replacement on your own when you have a team of highly training professionals with over 27 years of experience to help guide you through products, project timing, and expectations. Call us today to learn more about our roof replacement services!