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When Is the Best Time to Replace a Roof?

Mar 3, 2021

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Spring and fall are ideals time to replace a roof. But which is best?

Winter can do a number to your roof, both damaging it and exposing any shortcomings when it comes to keeping moisture and cold air at bay. As the winter weather begins to fade away into spring, many homeowners will be considering the improvements they’d like made to their home. So does that mean now is the best time to replace your roof? It very well might be! But at Dolan Roofing & Construction, we like to keep our customers informed about all of the options available to them. So let’s take a closer look at when is truly the best time to replace your roof.

Spring is a great season for roof replacements!

With spring just around the corner, let’s start there. Spring is generally considered one of the best times to replace or repair your roof. The first season of the year where the weather is relatively favorable for roofing, spring brings mild temperatures that are perfect for outdoor roof such as roofing.

The main downside of scheduling your roof replacement during the spring is the potential for rain. April and May tend to bring more precipitation than other months of the year, which can cause delays. However, experienced roofers will know to plan for potential delays and should have you covered in this regard. 

Summer brings hot weather, which can complicate things

As the weather continues to warm, summer is another potential season for roof replacements. The summer months tend to be drier, with more predictable weather in terms of rainfall. Severe storms can still be a problem, but that’s all the more reason to have your roof replaced before those summer storms arrive.

Summer isn’t necessarily the best time to replace a roof, however. If you’ve ever worked outside in the dog days of summer, you know there’s a limit to the hours you can reasonably work. Thus, summer roofing projects can take longer as roofers can’t work as many hours per day. Further, extreme heat can also affect some roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles and roofing adhesives. 

Fall brings ideal weather—and busy season for roofers

When it comes to roofing weather, fall is almost universally agreed upon as the best time to replace a roof. As with the spring, fall brings pleasant temperatures for working outside. Additionally, the autumn months tend to see less rainfall than the spring, helping avoid project delays.

But since it’s no secret that fall is such an excellent time for roofing, that also means it’s one of the busiest seasons for roofing. While spring and summer are also relatively busy times for roofers, fall is when our calendars really start to fill up. That can make scheduling difficult—so if you’d like your roof replaced in the fall, be sure to plan well in advance!

Don’t delay your roof replacement until the perfect time!

While spring and fall are certainly the best times to replace your roof under ideal circumstances, the best time to replace your roof depends not just on the time of year, but on the state of your roof and the reasons you have for replacing it.

If your roof replacement is primarily a home improvement project or upgrade—maybe you’d like a new look for your home, for instance—it can definitely be good to wait to schedule the project until a more ideal time of year.

However, if your roof is seriously damaged, the best time to replace it is as soon as possible. Even if there’s still snow on the ground, the most experienced roofers can work around Mother Nature to complete your roof replacement. What’s more, many roofers will prioritize scheduling replacements for roofs that are significantly damaged or malfunctioning.

Contact Dolan Roofing to Schedule Your Roof Replacement This Spring!

As the cooler weather of winter fades away, roofers’ calendars will begin to fill up for the year. That makes now an excellent time to ensure a spot in line to replace your roof! Dolan Roofing and Construction offers professional roof replacements as part of our complete roofing service offerings. As a family-owned company, our expert roofers are here to provide you with a new roof that will project your family for many years. Not only that, but we work efficiently to minimize the disruption of having your roof replaced. Contact us today to get started!