Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in the United States. So chances are, your home probably has an asphalt roof on it. This type of roofing lasts about 20 years, but a multitude of factors dictate how long a roof will last. When it comes to the end of your roof’s life, you’ll want to hire a trusted contractor to do the installation, but the best time to replace your roof may not be what you think.
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of residential roof replacements through the different seasons:
Weather-wise, the fall is the best time to replace your roof. Temperatures are milder, and there isn’t much risk of storms that would cause damage. Roofers can work comfortably, there isn’t any impact on the roofing materials, and the roof has time to set effectively.
You’ve probably guessed that winter isn’t the ideal time to replace your home’s roof. In addition to the dangerous snow and ice, extreme cold can weaken roofing materials and lead to cracking. Tools don’t work as well in the winter, and it’s more dangerous to be on a roof.
Once all of the snow and ice from winter is gone, it’s a great time to replace your roof. Waiting for the spring also allows you to see if any danger has occurred during the winter months.
The start of the summer is an excellent time to get your home’s roof replaced. You don’t want to wait until the middle of summer when temperatures hit their peaks. Most roofers work throughout the summer, but working on a roof with high heat and humidity is quite unpleasant and can even be dangerous.
The Busiest Times of the Year
Fall is probably the ideal time of year, but everyone’s thinking that! Early fall is one of the busiest times of the year for roofing contractors, which means that they have to pick and choose which jobs they can take on. Homeowners typically rush to try to get work around their home done before winter rolls around, so there’s a lot of competition, and contractors can get top dollar for their work. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your roof repaired or replaced.
So When Is It A Good Time?
Planning ahead is the most important thing when considering a roof replacement or installation. You can’t always prepare for storms, but having your roof ready to be worked on when the weather clears is a critical step in the roofing process that most people ignore. Due to the many factors at play, there isn’t a “best” time, but with proper planning and preparation, you can have a roof replaced or installed at any time of year.
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If you need to replace your home’s roof, our team at Bucco’s Roofing is ready to assist! Reach out to us today by calling us at (724) 554-6224 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We’re looking forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!