Roofing contractors work year-round and roofing projects can happen at any time of the year. However, it is undeniable that there is a perfect and more ideal time to do so. Contractors would say that the best time to replace your roof is when you have planned ahead and are not making a quick and rash decision.
But, in the home building industry, the perfect time to remodel your roof varies depending on a number of considerations:
While the heat of summer can be difficult on commercial roofing workers, the opportunity to work in conditions that are conducive to a proper commercial roof installation can offset discomfort from warmer conditions. Cold, damp and wet conditions can make commercial roofing installations more difficult from an adhesion standpoint and the hot weather of summer can reduce the curing time for certain types of roofing installations.
Safety of workers
While anytime is an option for you to have your roof remodeled, it is best to consider the welfare of the contractors and laborers who will work on it. The summer may be an ideal season for you to do it, but some days can be too hot for them to be working on top of the roof. You might consider having it done and completed during fall or during spring when the humidity and temperature is more ideal.
Prices of materials
Since summer is the obvious choice for repairs, the costs of materials needed are generally higher too because of the law of supply and demand. Since this is the busiest time of the year for most roofing contractors, roofing suppliers tend to wait until just before the busy season to increase their prices.
Roof replacement during the winter
However, you can also do your roof replacement during winter. In fact, one advantage to roofing in winter is that homeowners can pick from pretty much any roofing company to install their roof, as most are not too busy during this time of the year. When installing asphalt composite shingles, manufacturers do not change their warranties based on installation temperature. They offer the same exact warranty as a roof installed at any other time of the year.
Moreover, roofing material prices will be cheaper in these months and some companies can even offer good deals and discounts during this lean season.
Roof replacement during the summer
Needless to say, summer is one of the busiest times of the year for roofing companies. However, you should know that one downside to shingle installation during summer months is that shingles can get damaged much easier if a roofer is not careful with their nail gun, as nails can go through the shingles like butter. It is important that contractors be careful to adjust the pressure in their nail guns and avoid human traffic on the roof as much as possible.
Other than that, summer and spring remains to be the best time of the year to replace your roof and get the best price from a reliable roofing company is really about planning ahead.
You should know beforehand the state of your roof. If you know that the life of your roof is coming to an end, schedule the job early to secure a place on a roofer’s schedule (which most of the time we are about two or three weeks out) and even sign a contract to make sure you get current prices with no increases in materials and labor. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, try to schedule to replace your roof during the spring and early summer so companies will be able to fit you early in their schedule.