Keep reading to find out the best time of the year to replace your roof. Now that winter is approaching, it’s an important thing to know. So, keep reading to learn about how to replace damaged shingles.
Fall is the busy season for roofing companies; it’s the best time of year to get a new roof installed. The desired temperature for roofing is about 40 degrees to 80 degrees and fall typically sits within that boundary all season. Fall is your last chance to get work done before the harsh conditions of winter, which is why checking your roof should be a vital part of any fall maintenance checklist.
The only problem with booking a roofing company in the fall is that they typically book months in advance. So, call a month or two before you want them to come.
Winter is the most challenging time of the year to replace your roof. Because it’s below that desired 40 degrees, the conditions are too cold to work in and any ice or snow on the roof could cause delays. The winter is especially difficult for installing shingles because they lose flexibility, and their tar sealant needs warm conditions to seal correctly.
However, if you live in a southern region—like Florida, Texas, or Arizona—with year-round warm conditions, winter might be an option to get your roof fixed.
Spring is the second most optimal time of the year to get work done—but its uncertain conditions can sometimes make it tricky to find the right time. You’re mainly fighting against cold fronts and the heavy rain that could make it unsafe for crews in the spring. On the plus side, this time of year typically has fewer bookings than fall, so it could be easier to contact a roofing company for an appointment.
Depending on where you live, summer is and isn’t a good time of the year to get work done. If you live in an area that’s constantly too hot for roofing work, it’ll be hard to find the days cool enough for installation. On the other hand, in northern regions like Maine or Alaska, summer is an optimal time to work since spring and fall are too cold.
Now that you know the best time of the year to get your roof replaced, you don’t have to worry about getting to December with a damaged roof and no way to fix it.