Best Time to Replace a Roof

Best Time to Replace a Roof

When it comes to roof replacement it’s important to consider weather and the best time for a roof installation. The reason being is because there needs to be ideal weather for a roof replacement to go underway. When the weather isn’t ideal there may be things that can go wrong with the roof installation. Of course, the best time to replace your roof is when you have planned ahead and are not making a quick last-minute decision. When any home or building owner is facing the need to repair or replace a roof, scheduling the work can be a hassle. The busiest time of the year for most roofing companies is usually late summer through the fall months. Sometimes, it gets so busy that many homeowners will have to wait up to a month, and that’s if they can even find a reliable roofing company to replace their roof or do a roof repair.

The reason roof contractors prefer late summer through fall is because the rainy season is over which means the days begin to cool down and the weather is much ​more predictable. Keeping your roof dry is a roof contractors main concern, they don’t want any water from a rain shower to get into your home while the roof is being replaced. This is especially difficult in Texas, as the weather is so unpredictable, one minute it can be sunny and another minute it could be raining while the sun is out.

During the spring and summer months, the weather is typically better—and weather is of course a huge consideration when it comes to roof work. Spring and early summer are generally cost-effective times to have your roof repaired or replaced, as it is generally a slower time of year for roofing companies, and materials and labor costs tend to be lower. Business tends to pick up the later into summer it gets, however, and you may have to wait for several weeks or a month to get a roofing contractor out to your home. Also consider that temperatures and humidity levels can soar in late summer, which could significantly limit the amount of time workers can spend each day on the job, adding several days to the project.

It’s probably a given that winter isn’t the best time to replace a roof, for obvious reasons. Snow, ice, and sleet in the winter months make it difficult or impossible to have roof work done—especially a complete roof replacement. Aside from the snow and ice, the cold temperatures can make roofing materials harden and brittle, so shingles won’t lay down correctly making it harder for the contractors. Shingles could even crack during installation. Tools roofers use don’t work as well in cold temperatures , and sealants won’t be able to be applied as effectively; shingles will take much longer to adhere to each other than they would in higher temperatures. For this reason, most roofers will recommend that you wait until the weather warms up to have roof work done.

But, one thing’s for sure don’t wait until an emergency arises, many homeowners don’t want to invest in a brand-new roof (yes, we know it’s expensive). So instead, they put it off for as long as possible and wait until a terrible situation presents itself, forcing them to make a quick decision and finally get their long-overdue roof replacement scheduled. We do not recommend this. When you wait until your roof finally gives out, it’s very likely that these issues will damage other aspects of your home, and you could end up having to pay for a lot more than just your roof.
The bottom line is to plan ahead. The best way to take care of your home and roof is to replace it when it needs to be replaced, not after. Plan ahead to get the project done at a good time before it’s too busy, too hot, or too cold. If you need your roof repaired or replaced, contact us today at 972-709-1517, and we can get you a free roofing estimate.

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