Your roof is an important barrier between the interior of your home and the elements. Ensuring that your roof is safe, sturdy, and intact is essential to the well-being of you and your family. The best way to ensure this is by conducting regular checks on your roof. You can do some of these yourself, but it’s a good idea to have a local roofing contractor conduct a roof inspection for you. They will be able to detect certain things you may not. Eventually, you may find that you are faced with replacing your roof. That may lead you to wonder what time of year is it best to replace a roof?
The best time to replace a roof is when the skies are clear, and there is a bit of sun. Spring, summer, and fall each have good weather and would be ideal times to replace your roof. Here are a few advantages and disadvantages to each.
Spring is the most common time of year for a homeowner to begin experiencing roof problems. After just coming out of a harsh winter, damage caused by snow and ice begins to show itself. As snowmelt begins, you may start to experience roof leaks. Not only are leaks detectable, but spring is also a great time for contractors to be working outdoors. Installation is also easier as the temperature rises. The warmer weather means the adhesives on asphalt shingles are more effective.
Summer is a very busy time for roofing contractors as many homeowners schedule roof replacements during this time. Keep in mind that you will be competing for schedule time with other homeowners. Summer can be one of the better seasons for a roof replacement. There are fewer rainy days to interrupt installation, and the days are longer making it much easier for roofers to complete your roof replacement promptly. On extremely hot days, though, contractors may choose not to go through with a scheduled installation for two reasons. First, roofs can get extremely hot and this can be hard on roofers who easily dehydrate while up there. Second, too much heat can harm asphalt shingles during installation.
Autumn might be the best time for a roof replacement. The weather is cooler, more consistent, and often easier to schedule around. Getting a new roof during the fall ensures you are prepared for the winter months ahead. With temperatures being cooler, contractors can work more hours to get your roofing job completed quicker. Fall is also a busy time for contractors, so you will want to get your project on their list before winter.
No matter what season it is do not put off a roof replacement if you have leaks. The longer you delay, the more extensive the damage will become. Are you looking for a reliable local roofing contractor you can trust? Give Bealing, Roofing & Exteriors, Inc. a call.