Roof repair and replacement are key for maintaining the structural integrity of your home. Your roof is your only line of defense and protects your home from the elements and keeps your family comfortable and safe. But when is it the best time of the year to replace it?
This goes without saying, this is definitely not the ideal season to replace your roof unless you live in the south or in areas where it doesn’t snow as much. In the winter, things are brittle and cold, and the weather typically never cooperates. Construction projects shouldn’t be done in the wintertime if possible. For these reasons, it’s recommended that you should wait until the weather warms up to have roof work done unless it’s a dire emergency.
Spring typically has fair weather in most places, with it being not too hot or too cold. The problem with spring is winter snow may still be melting. Spring is also typically very wet and rainy. If you aren’t having any problems with your roof, spring may be a great time to replace it. It’s typically not usually as busy in the roofing industry in the spring as it is later in the summer and in the fall.
The beginning of summer is a great time to get your roof repaired or replaced. The temperatures aren’t skyrocketing into the 90’s just yet. Typically in the middle of summer, on the other hand, when temperatures are at their highest may not be ideal. The high heat and humidity can make it unpleasant for roofers and also affecting the materials. The high heat could soften the asphalt, making them less durable during installations.
After all, fall is the best season to get replacements or repairs on your roof, and that has to do with the nature of the weather during this season. The weather is not too hot or humid. The cooler temperature during fall allows roof installers to work longer hours without getting overheated, and the mild weather makes installation much easier. Another benefit of fall installations is the impact on the roofing materials. Shingle roofs, in particular, need time to seal and create an airtight barrier. Heat and humidity in the summer and frigid temperatures in the winter make this process more difficult.