Your roof is an incredibly important part of your home’s exterior. It offers a number of benefits for your home, including increasing your home’s curb appeal, keeping it protected from pests and the elements, and also adding an additional layer of insulation to your home. With so much to gain from having a properly installed and well-maintained roof, it’s important to ensure it’s kept in good repair. However, when your roof needs to be replaced, its a big undertaking that can take days to complete. Therefore, it’s important to be sure that your project can go off without a hitch, which is why it’s important to pick the right time to replace your roof. If you’ve been wondering how you can decide on the right time to replace your home’s roof, take a look at our guide!
First of all, let’s get the worst season for a roof replacement out of the way; winter. Replacing your home’s roof during the winter can be incredibly difficult. The increased moisture via snow, ice, sleet, or hail makes it tough to replace your home’s roof safely and efficiently. In addition to the moisture sitting on your roof that could potentially cause damage to your home’s frame, the cold temperatures can also make it difficult for sealants to set, compromising the integrity of your roofing system. Completing spot repairs is okay during the winter, but a complete roof replacement should wait until the weather breaks.
When it comes to spring & summer, the weather covers the gambit from cold, rainy spring days, to scorching summer heat, which makes it difficult to choose the perfect time. Replacing your roof in the spring can be a great option because contractors are often less busy than they will be in the peak of the summer season, which can cut down on waiting times between when you schedule your project and when the work is completed. Furthermore, spring weather tends to be mild, and relatively sunny, making it ideal weather for crews to be able to work long days without worrying about heat exhaustion.
The summertime can be a good time to have your roof replaced but it’s not ideal for a couple of reasons. The first is that contractors are busy during the summer. It’s the peak of their season and even if you get your project booked, they are likely to have a lot of work waiting in the pipeline that needs to be completed before your project is tackled. However, even if they don’t have work backed up for weeks, the sweltering summer heat can make it difficult for crews to work long days, which can extend the number of days you have the crew working on your home. This isn’t a deal breaker for every homeowner, but it is something to consider.
Finally, we have arrived at what is arguably the best season to replace a roof, fall. Fall is a great time to replace your roof because it presents the best chance to find a contractor who has time for your project, as well as mild enough weather to allow the crew to work long days, ensuring your project is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. A fall roof replacement also offers the added benefit of providing you with peace of mind through the winter seasons that your home will be properly protected and capable of withstanding the elements.
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If you need to replace your home’s roof, any season besides winter is a safe bet, but spring and fall offer the best chance at finding a contractor who can assist you and complete your project in a timely manner. If you’re interested in replacing your home’s roof, our team at MHI Roofing is ready to assist! We can be reached over the phone at (412) 831-9991 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your roof replacement needs!