When it comes to the best time for a roof replacement, there are pros and cons to every season. In general, the fall is considered to be ideal due to the cooling temperatures and decreased likelihood of major weather events like snow or extreme humidity.
However, there are drawbacks to replacing your roof in the fall. And there are good things about replacing your roof during the summer, spring, or winter.
Ultimately, the decision should be based on what works best for your area, your home, and your schedule.
Roof Replacement for All Seasons
In Maryland, the summers get humid and the winters can be snowy, but conditions change from year to year with highly variable humidity and the threat of hurricanes, tornados, or snowstorms.
In general, here are some of the pros and cons of each of the seasons when it comes to replacing your roof:
- Fall: The temperatures finally drop from the high heat and humidity is lower, which means the heat index is more comfortable and conducive to the heavy work required to replace the roof. Rather than working for only 15 to 30 minutes per hour with long breaks, workers can finish the job more quickly. As long as the weather cooperates, it’s possible to seal the roof effectively without having to wait out storms. One of the biggest drawbacks is that everyone feels this way, and it may be more difficult to find an available contractor.
- Spring: This is the second most popular time to replace the roof. Cooler temperatures and any damage incurred during winter storms often put roof replacement at the top of the to-do list. Plus, contractor schedules may be a bit more open. The only potential issue is the fact that spring can be a rainy season, which can cause delays in getting the job done.
- Summer: Because the weather is usually clear in the summer, most people plan to have their roofs replaced during the summer. However, high temperatures mean that jobs can take longer due to safety regulations for workers in extreme heat. At the same time, the high heat means that roofs seal faster. Still, that high heat can also have a negative impact on other roofing supplies, especially asphalt, which can soften in the heat.
- Winter: The winter months can mean storms that delay roofing projects for weeks at a time. But it also is the least busy time for roofers, so it’s easier to get your roof replacement completed on schedule as soon as the weather permits.
What Is the Best Time of Year for Roof Replacement?
Roof replacement time should take place whenever you have the room in your schedule to make it happen. Contact Four Seasons Roofing today to determine the best season to get your roofing project done and get it scheduled.