Thinking about replacing or fixing a roof is an important decision that shouldn’t be made rashly, including the best season for roofing.
If you’re starting to notice that your roof needs constant repairs or your roof is 20+ years old, it might be time to replace it.
Changing seasons can impact many factors of your roofing like willingness of a good contractor and the costs. Those are some of the variables you need to evaluate when planning your roofing work to make sure that you’re choosing the best time to install the roof.
Especially weather conditions (rain, snow, heat, humidity) could affect how quickly your job can be completed.
There are each season’s benefits for roofing.
Are fall or summer good seasons for roofing?
According to U.S. News Summer and early Fall are the best seasons for roof repair and replacement.
Summer is a great season for roofing, thanks to the highest likelihood of clear weather and minimal rainfall. If you plan to work in Summer, it is better the earlier. This will give the roofers lower temperatures, less humidity, and there’s less of a chance of having to deal with summer storms.
But in Fall the weather is pleasant but not too hot like Summer. Also contractors have a lot of work in Summer and the costs for the same work are highest.
Fall has a temperature above 45 degrees until 85, which is perfect for roofing. Usually roofs need time to adhere correctly to the surface. So, doing roofing in the fall makes sure a few months before it gets too cold.
On the other hand, when temperatures don’t reach the extremes the roof installers can work more during the day, allowing them to get the job done quicker than in other seasons.
So, are Spring and Winter the worst season for roofing?
Actually, no. Springtime is when people notice roof problems. And this weather is ideal for working outdoors and there is lower humidity which lessens the possibility of moisture damaging the roof during the replacement.
In spite of Spring being better than Winter, there is a higher likelihood of rain.
Winter is definitely the worst season for roofing for obvious reasons. For example, many roofing materials don’t work as well in cold temperatures. As results, the roof installation project may take longer during winter and expensive.
In conclusion, notice that the best season of the year for roofing is also when the professionals are busiest. So, be sure to plan roof replacement at least two month in advance to avoid an emergency.