When is the Best Time for a Roof Replacement?

Posted on: October 16, 2017

Ask around, and you’ll hear a variety of opinions about the right temperature or time of year for roof replacement. Warnings generally apply to asphalt shingles, which can crack in freezing temperatures or get very soft in hot weather.

At Park Heights Roofing, we’ve found ways to install all kinds of roofing materials in various weather. As a roofing specialist and not just a general contractor, we’re always available for roof replacement in Baltimore.

If you have the freedom to schedule your roof replacement far in advance, here are some considerations for the best time to replace a roof.

Replacing a Roof in Summer or Fall

In Maryland, summer and fall have the best weather for replacing a roof—when it’s most likely to be the ideal combination of dry and warm. Extreme heat makes asphalt roof installation a little tricky, and rainy conditions pose an issue for any kind of roofing material.

On the other hand, summer and fall are also the busiest seasons for roof replacement in Baltimore. There are more new construction and remodeling requests thanks to pleasant weather and people wanting to upgrade a roof before winter.

Badly damaged roofs should be replaced quickly, so if it’s winter right now, don’t delay just for better weather. Experienced roofers know how to work in any conditions.

Replacing a Roof in Winter or Spring

Winter and early spring have a few factors working against them. Snow and rain can delay a scheduled roofing installation. Freezing temperatures can make the process go more slowly because asphalt shingles need warmth to adhere properly.

For slate roofs, wood shake roofing, and other materials that get nailed down without adhesives being necessary, low temps are less of an issue.

Sometimes you can save money by getting a roof replacement in the off-peak times because the material suppliers have lower prices. Your Baltimore roofing company might have more dates available to schedule, too.

Roof Replacement Can’t Always Wait

You can wait a few months or more for some common roofing problems. Cosmetic issues such as algae growth can be cleaned up. Small amounts of broken or missing shingles after a storm can be repair or replaced.

Some signs that you need re-roofing as soon as possible, regardless of whether it’s the best time of the year for roof replacement:

  • Sagging areas on the roof
  • Asphalt granules are washing into the gutters
  • You’re well past the roof’s life expectancy
  • Roof leaking into the attic
  • Excessive cupping, curling, cracks

Get an Inspection for Roof Repair or Replacement

If your roof has become an eyesore or you’re afraid of an impending water leak, a roofing inspection can help. Park Heights Roofing performs roof repair, shingle replacement, leak repair, and other upgrades.

When the time for a new roof comes, we’ll help you schedule roof replacement in Baltimore by our friendly, award-winning team of professionals. Contact us today to request an appointment.