When is the Best Time of Year to Replace a Roof?
If you have had the same roof for at least ten years, chances are you will need to think about a roof replacement in the near future. If that is the case, then the question becomes what time of year is ideal for replacing your roof?
When deciding the timing of a roof replacement, you should consider the following factors:
- Geographic climate
- Appointment availability
- Condition of your roof
Best Time of Year for a Roof Replacement
As you approach this question for the opportune time for replacing your roof, that is going to be heavily influenced by the unpredictability of the weather and the contractor’s availability. However, the main trigger point for replacing your roof that supersedes time of the year, is when your roof shows wear and major repairs become necessary.
But when it comes down to time of year, ultimately it is the months of March to October that are geared toward good conditions for roof replacements in the Tri-Cities, avoiding the harsh weather of winter.
Here are the merits of each season of the year when it comes to scheduling a roof replacement.
Fall is the universal optimal season for roof replacement. The one drawback of this time of year is that high demand could make it challenging to obtain an available contractor to perform a roof replacement.
The change to cooler temperatures produces a prime time for replacing your roof. Here are the main reasons why fall is perfect for roof replacements:
- Mild Weather
- Comfortable temperatures (for the crew and shingles)
The relatively cool temperatures in the Tri-Cities in later September and October allows for better working conditions for roof installers, which means they can more likely complete the roof replacement in a timely fashion. There is less of a possibility of rain delays, especially during early fall.
These ideal temperatures with lower humidity and less rain makes it possible for your shingles to have time to effectively seal before entering into the snowy months of winter.
Also a good choice for when to replace your roof is the spring. We experience moderate temperatures – avoiding the extreme weather of summer and winter. You will often find that damage to your roof will be typically noticed this time of the year, as we emerge from winter – following harsh weather like driving rain, hailstorms and snow.
Roofing professionals consider spring as the second-best season for roof replacement due to the following reasons:
- Lower humidity
- Open schedule
The weather in spring here in the Tri-Cities produces mild temperatures with ample sun and very little or no snow. You also have less humidity, which makes it less likely moisture will damage the roof during replacement.
The summer provides perfect conditions – apart from hot temperatures – when it comes to dry and sunny weather for roof replacements. The predictable weather makes roofing jobs straightforward and time efficient with very little chance for weather-related delays.
The longer days also prove helpful for providing more hours of daylight to perform a roof replacement. Early summer – June and first half of July – would be the ideal time of summer for a roof replacement as the weather is somewhat milder. Plus, you could leave available much of the summer to enjoy the energy efficiency that a new roof can provide.
One disadvantage of summer – especially at the peak of hot temperatures – is that could make for challenging working conditions for roofers, as the roof can be as much as 20 degrees warmer than the temperature on the ground. Also, these hot temperatures could affect the installation of your roofing materials due to asphalt shingles softening, which makes them less durable and more vulnerable to damage during installation.
One huge advantage of having your roof replaced during the winter is the widespread availability of roofing contractors. This time of year is great for homeowners who want flexible appointment scheduling for their roof jobs.
Fortunately, the temperatures during winter in the Tri-Cities are not as extreme as in the Midwest or Back East, which minimizes the concerns over cold temperatures making roofing materials susceptible to cracking.
Also, a competent roofing contractor will have processes in place to prevent or lessen complications due to cold weather.
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