When is the best time to replace my roof?

Posted on: July 19, 2016

If you need to replace your roof, then hopefully you’ve got some time to schedule when to have it done. The last thing you want is to be forced to have your roof replaced as soon as possible. This is because there are good times to have your roof replaced and there are bad times.

Unfortunately, if your roof is about to collapse, then you won’t have much say in the matter – but that’s why you should always get a regular roof inspection. This way you can identify the need to replace your roof before it becomes an emergency. The following is everything you need to know about when the best and worst times to replace your roof are.

The Summer Season

The summer is by far the best time of the year to have your roof replaced for one main reason – there’s less of a chance of rain or snow in the summer than any other time of the year. The last thing you want is for it to start raining in the middle of a roof replacement job as it can result in all kinds of water damage to your home.

There are, however, a few drawbacks to having your roof replaced in the summer. These include the following:

  • Summer is the peak roofing season – This means that contractors are extremely busy, and their prices will reflect this. Not only could it cost you more to replace your roof during the summer, but you may have to wait up to a month to schedule your roof replacement. You can avoid these issues if you schedule a roof replacement well ahead of time.
  • Shingles can be more easily damaged - Because all of the materials being used are much hotter during the summer (from the shingles to the nails), it means that the shingles can be damaged by a contractor that’s not careful as nail can easily go all the way through the shingles. A good roofing contractor won’t have any issues adjusting the pressure in their nail guns to avoid causing any damage.

The Winter Season

Although we recommend having your roof replaced in the summer if possible, there are a few benefits to having the job done in the winter as well. Because the winter is the off season, contractors won’t be in as much demand. This means that not only will they be pretty easy to schedule for whenever is convenient for you, but there’s a chance that you’ll get a discount compared to their summer rates as well.

However, there is a risk of snow and rain as well as the fact that new shingles may need to undergo thermal sealing, which may take some time to have done.

Summer is typically the best time of the year to have your roof replaced. To avoid scheduling problems and high costs, schedule a roof replacement well in advance. Be sure to contact us at Park Heights Roofing today in order to schedule a roof replacement.