If your roof is between 15-20 years old, it’s time to start planning for a roofing replacement. Roofing is a major home improvement project, and it can also be a time-consuming process. That’s why it’s important to consider the best time of year to get started, depending on the type of roof and what it takes to install. Several factors might delay a roofing replacement, including bad weather, freezing temperatures, an unfavorable geographical region, supply chain disruptions of materials, and a lack of available appointment times from roofing contractors. While each season has its advantages and disadvantages, a trained home roofing contractor can replace a roof anytime of the year. 

Winter Roofing Replacement

Pros

One good reason for roof replacement in the dead of winter is that availability usually goes up because it is considered the off-season. This means that the lead times for materials and the installation itself can shorten, meaning you’ll get a new roof more quickly. Planning a roofing installation for the winter gives you a better chance of not having to wait around for a contractor. 

Cons

The harshest drawback is the weather, which can cause roofing materials to be improperly installed in extremely severe temperatures. Asphalt shingles, for instance, can only be installed when the temperature is at least above 50 degrees. 

In addition, a roof’s durability decreases because of exposure to harsh weather (ice, snow, sleet). The weather will affect both the materials and the roofing contractors, meaning that progress may be slower than it would be on a warm day. 

The Bottom Line

It’s important to know that severe weather can cause delays in roofing installation, but the demand is much lower in the winter. 

Spring Roofing Replacement

Pros

Roofing replacement is best carried out while the weather is mild and dry. Therefore, spring is generally one of the best times of year. Comfortable working conditions minimize the dangers of moisture damage and are more preferable for employees. You’ll be able to get the job done faster and better as a result. 

Cons

The downside of spring is that it’s peak roofing replacement season. Therefore, it may take longer for a roofing crew to install your roof. The unpredictability of spring rain can also cause delays. 

The Bottom Line

To escape the heaviest rainfall, schedule exterior projects in May and June. It’s crucial to remember that spring is typically considerably busier than winter, so it’s best to decide ahead of time. 

Summer Roofing Replacement

Pros

Installing a new roof in the summer can be successful strategically. Early summer is preferable when installing a new roof, whereas midsummer and late summer are often too hot and humid. Less rain and cooler temperatures provide a more stable work environment for workers and their tools. 

Cons

There may be schedule conflicts because roof installations in the early summer are so common. During summer, temperatures and humidity rise to uncomfortable levels in many regions. Workers will need more breaks due to the severe circumstances, causing the process to take longer. Plus, shingles can be less sturdy if they are allowed to be set in extreme heat. 

The Bottom Line

Summer is a good time for roofing installation because of the warm weather, but extreme temperatures can cause delays. 

Fall Roofing Replacement

Pros

Fall, along with spring, is widely regarded as the best time to install a new roof. After the summer heat, the days are cooler, allowing workers to put in longer hours. Even more importantly, shingles set and seal most effectively in this weather before the harsh winter. 

Cons

The fall has one important disadvantage that, while seemingly insignificant, is essential to be aware of when preparing for a roofing project. The installation season can be extremely hectic, with many people beginning their projects at once and quickly filling the schedules of available contractors. It’s ideal to schedule your roof installation well in advance to prevent having to scramble at the last minute. 

The Bottom Line

Fall and spring are often considered the best seasons to replace a roof because of the moderate temperatures and the mild weather and temperatures. 

 

Regardless of the season, we can help you get the roof you need, when you need it. Get in touch with Schmidt Roofing for a free, no-obligation quote today!



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