When it comes to your roof, you mustn’t make essential decisions in haste. You’ll want to make sure that you’re choosing the right contractor to install the roof, ensure it’s installed correctly, and that the weather cooperates during the roof replacement process.
The changing seasons can broadly impact several factors of roof replacement. Rain, snow, heat, and humidity affect how quickly a job can be completed so your roof is replaced and in working condition. Along with weather conditions, you must consider whether your roofer has availability in their schedule, as certain seasons and times are busier than others. Read on to see when roofers in Monroe, LA, recommend replacing your roof.
Fall (September, October, and November)
Fall (otherwise known as the season of pumpkin spice) is typically the best time to replace your roof. That’s because the transition to cooler temperatures provides a prime time for roofing crews to make replacements. Here are the reasons why:
- Comfortable temperatures (for your roofing crew and shingles)
- Mile weather
During fall, temperatures range from 45 to 85 degrees, depending on where you live. This provides better working conditions for roof installers, allowing them to complete your job quickly and comfortably. Rain delays are also less likely to cause any issues the earlier you start in the fall, allowing your shingles the time they need to seal effectively before entering the snowy months.
Downsides of fall roof replacement
Fall is typically a homeowner’s last chance to fix their roof before winter. Because summer can be a packed season for roofing companies, summer jobs may spill into the fall months, making it hard for you to get your roof replaced. If you’re thinking fall is the season to replace your roof, plan ahead and book your roofing replacement appointment one to two months in advance.
Spring (March, April, and May)
As the weather warms, your list of home improvement items will continue to grow. And if you experienced any issues with your roof during the harsh winter, you’ll likely have roof replacement at the top of your list. Springtime can also be a great season to tackle reproofing your home because of the roofing crew’s open schedule and lower humidity.
Cons of spring roof replacement
While you will likely get your roof replaced quicker than in the fall, the weather can still be wet, causing your project to be slightly delayed. However, this only tends to be a day or two, depending on if other projects were also moved due to the weather.
Summer (June, July, and August)
Summer tends to be the most popular season to replace your roof because of the likelihood of clear weather. The easier in summer, the better — as this is when humidity will be at its lowest. The sun also produces abundant heat in the summer, which is perfect for heating the tar strip on the back of asphalt shingles to activate and adhere properly.
Cons of summer roof replacement
One of the biggest cons of summer roof replacement is that the extreme heat can make for unworkable conditions for workers and impact the installation of your roofing materials because the asphalt shingles could soften, making them less durable. It can also be harder to schedule an appointment because of the season's popularity.
Winter (December, January, and February)
The snow, cold, and ice can present problems in upgrading your home’s roof. But availability is a benefit to upgrading your roof this season. Winter is the least busy season for roofing companies. And as long as the weather permits, you could get on the schedule quicker than any other season.
Cons of winter roof replacement
If you want asphalt shingles on your roof, winter is not the right time to install them. This is because the cold weather causes the shingles to lose some flexibility, becoming more difficult to cut and insert the nails. The roof installation project may also take longer because the days are shorter, and the materials require more effort.
Contact us for more!
If your roof is damaged or needs replacing, get in touch with our team at RainTight Roofing today. We can perform an inspection to diagnose the issues that you’re having and let you know whether you need a Monroe roof replacement or repair. Give us a call at 318-353-ROOF or send a message using our contact form. We look forward to helping you keep a strong roof over your head.