Replacing your roof is a big endeavor and one that shouldn’t be undertaken lightly. If you’ve gotten to the point where you are considering a roof replacement, chances are you’ve given some thought about the best time for you and your family.
There are a lot of factors to be considered, financially and otherwise, but the question of when is the best time of year to replace your roof comes up frequently.
Don’t Let a Roof Replacement Surprise You
It’s important to stay on top of your home maintenance. Your roof is no different. Working with a roofing professional and scheduling regular roof inspections is an important facet of home maintenance. A regular inspection will ensure that you are apprised of any needs that you might have and nothing falls through the cracks–literally. If you’ve been skipping inspections and are dealing with substantial leaks, you might be forced to make a hurried decision that could cost you financially. Hire a roofing professional to perform a regular inspection and make sure that you see a roof replacement coming and can schedule accordingly.
What Season is the Best?
There’s something to be said for replacing your roof in any season, but there are some that are much preferred. In most climates replacing a roof in the winter is difficult. Snow can complicate things, but even lower temperatures make shingling a roof harder. If your roofing contractor knows what he’s doing, installing a roof during the winter is possible. His work will be guaranteed and you’ll have a more flexible schedule due to availability.
By in large, Spring is the preferred season for roof replacement. If you can avoid the frequent rains, then the weather is perfect. On the other hand, most roofers stay busiest during the summer and fall. This means that many roofers will be busy. You’ll have to work with their availability.
What’s the answer? If you want flexibility, then go for the winter–but there’s really not a bad option.
The most important things about the timing of your roof replacement are ensuring that it is done before any damage is done to the rest of your home and that your roof is properly installed. Working with an insured professional roofing company means that you’ll get excellent service any time of year.