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When Is the Best Time to Install a New Roof?

Whether your shingles are buckling and cracking or leaks continue seeping, roof replacements are a significant investment that is essential to the health of your home. A good roof will last for decades, but you will have to replace one at some point in your life. Scheduling roof installations is not as easy as just booking a next-day appointment. The time of year plays a huge role when planning a new roof.


Each season is different and will affect various aspects of the installation process, including the total cost and time it will take. Our experts outline the pros and cons of each season, allowing you to decide what time of year will work best for you and your location.


The most unpredictable of the seasons, summer roofing installs can be successful if planned at the right time. We recommend you schedule a summer install for the beginning of the season because the middle and end typically brings extreme temperatures and humidity. Rain storms are also more common toward the end of summer, making the beginning of summer more ideal for the workers and materials.


If you plan to install a new roof at the beginning of summer, it is helpful to know this is a popular time for roofers. Schedule your installation as soon as possible to avoid trouble finding available workers.


Many contractors and roofers recommend fall as the optimal time to install a new roof. The cooler weather conditions allow shingles to effectively set and seal and provide cooler working conditions, requiring fewer breaks. Allowing the roofers to be more efficient will result in faster project completion.


The minor downside of installing a roof during the fall is trouble with scheduling and possible price increases. Since fall is the best time for a roof install, appointment slots can be minimal. Additionally, with high demand, prices may also increase, which is why we recommend scheduling your appointment and agreeing on a price as soon as possible.


The advantage of winter is a decrease in prices and an increase in availability. The most significant disadvantages, however, are the weather conditions that can slow productivity and damage materials. Shingles are only eligible for installation in temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.


Winter might be the right choice if you don’t feel comfortable planning ahead for an install during the busy season and also want to save money. Just be prepared for the harsh weather to slow things down a bit.


Spring offers manageable temperatures and little humidity, reducing the risk of moisture damage. These bearable temperatures make it easier for the workers, requiring fewer water breaks, allowing the project to be completed promptly.


Like fall, though, spring tends to be a busier season with increased pricing. Additionally, this season is prone to unpredictable rain, which might prolong the installation process. Spring showers tend to ease up the closer you get to summer, so we recommend scheduling your installation during May or early June.


At Rooftop Designs we are dedicated to educating our clients about the best options for your home. For more information about when to install your new roof, call our experts at (855) 741-0575