Many times when you replace your old roof, you are working to prevent issues down the road because it is not uncommon for a roof to reach the end of its lifespan without any major damage or failure.
If you’ve started to see some of the warning signs that your roof needs to be replaced, you may be wondering when is the best time. Each season has pros and cons, but here at Ascension General Contractors, we are here to help you determine when the best time to replace your roof is.
It is not a shock to hear that winter is not considered one of the best times to replace a roof. The weather during this time seems to be the biggest concern. Snow and ice can definitely interfere with your contractor’s working schedule, which may delay the project. Cold temperatures can also bring several issues to installing roofing including brittle materials or cracked shingles upon installation and a slower process for sealants to adhere. Yet, the advantages during this time are that contractors will be less busy and materials will be cheaper in the winter months.
Fall can be a great time to replace your roof. Fall has more predictable weather and can allow homeowners to tackle a roof replacement before the cold winter months set in, preventing their homes from being as affected by snow and ice in the coming months. The colder temperatures make the optimal working conditions for contractors as well. The biggest con for this time of the year, however, is that it is part of the busiest season for roof replacements, which means your project can be delayed months if not planned well in advance.
Like fall, summer is a popular time for roof replacements. Weather is also very consistent during this time and materials are able to be installed easier. But if you wait until the middle of summer when temperatures are at their highest, this can make uncomfortable working conditions for contractors and make shingles less durable during installation. So if you choose to replace your roof in the summer, it’s best to book it for the beginning of the summer months.
Spring is usually when homeowners begin to think about ways to improve and freshen up their homes. The good news is that for most places in the U.S., spring is the best time to replace your roof. Temperatures are good during this time unlike winter, and you will be able to avoid a lot of the busiest times for contractors like fall and summer. The only downside to replacing your roof in the spring is the unpredictable weather. But, an experienced contractor will be able to plan ahead for any rainy weather, which will help limit any potential delays.
If you are ready to replace your roof this spring, give us a call today! At Ascension General Contractors, we are a full-service repair company and proud to serve Nashville residents as general contractors.