When Is The Best Time Of Year To Replace Your Roof?

Plan ahead to replace your roof before it becomes an emergency.
Plan ahead to replace your roof before it becomes an emergency.

Regular roof maintenance and periodic replacement are essential for keeping your home structurally sound. Poor roof design or construction can cause serious damage such as water runoff eroding the foundation of your home. Sagging and leaks, and even paint damage to the exterior walls of your home can be caused by water collecting on the roof. If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s time to consider your roof replacement options. So, when is the best time of the year to have a roofing contractor repair or replace your roof?

Winter

For obvious reasons winter is not the best time for any roof work due to snow, ice, and sleet. Our cold Snohomish winter months make it difficult to have roof work done, especially a roof replacement. Roofing materials can harden and become brittle. Shingles could even crack during installation, sealants won’t adhere as effectively during winter, and shingles will take much longer to set. This is why most roofers recommend that you wait until the weather warms up to have roof work done, unless it’s an emergency situation.

Spring/Summer

Overall the weather is typically better during the spring and summer months – a huge consideration when it comes to roof work. Spring and early summer are generally a slower time of year for roofing companies, usually making it a cost-effective time to have your roof repaired or replaced. Materials and labor costs tend to be lower during this time. Business usually picks up the later into summer it gets, and you may have to wait for several weeks to get a roofing contractor out to your home. In late summer the amount of time workers can spend each day on the job could be limited, due to soaring temperatures and humidity levels, adding extra days to the project.

Fall

The autumn season is ideal to have roof work done. The rains haven’t begun, and the weather is not oppressively hot or humid. The cooler temperature allows roof installers to work longer hours without getting overheated, which means they can get the job done much more quickly, limiting the inconvenience to your family. Another advantage of an autumn installation is the impact on the roofing materials. Shingles will have time to seal effectively and will be prepared to take on the elements during the harsh winter.  Having roof work done in the fall also brings peace of mind. You won’t have to worry about whether your roof will make it through another winter season without major problems.

Don’t Put Off the Decision to Replace Your Roof 

Homeowners often make the mistake of putting off replacing their roof, even when it’s long overdue and there are already signs of problems. Although roof replacement is a significant expense, it’s also an investment in your home, adding value to your property. Besides which, planning ahead and replacing your roof before it becomes an emergency will allow you to research roofing companies and to make well-educated decisions.

Don’t wait until it’s an emergency to repair or replace your roof. When you need a roofing contractor in the Snohomish, WA area who offers high quality workmanship, contact Asset Roofing Company.