Why Spring Is the Best Time to Replace Your Roof
Spring has finally arrived! Spring is often the time when homeowners start to tackle home maintenance projects, such as cleaning and construction. Since summer tends to be the busiest time of the year for doing construction-related projects such as roof repairs and roof replacements, it’s recommended that homeowners consider replacing their roofs in spring instead. Here are just some of the many reasons why spring is the best time to replace your roof: Why Spring Is the Best Time to Replace Your Roof
Milder Weather Conditions
Due to the milder weather conditions, spring is considered to be an excellent time to complete construction projects such as roof replacements. For one thing, there is no cold or even snow to deal with, as there is in the winter, and the humidity levels tend to be lower than in the summertime as well during spring. Since high humidity can cause moisture damage to roofs, spring is the ideal time to do roof replacement projects.
Moreover, warmer days accompany the arrival of spring, reducing the likelihood of weather-related delays. While some rain is likely, the weather in the spring is normally pleasant. Furthermore, if you choose an asphalt shingle roof, the sun’s heat will speed up the sealing process, allowing the shingles to adhere better. In chilly conditions, getting a good seal is more difficult.
Better Contractor Availability
Business tends to be slower for many roofers in spring compared to summer and fall. This is because many homeowners wait until the summer heat sets in before scheduling a roofing replacement, while others wait until the fall before winter sets in. Therefore, roofing contractors’ schedules are more open in the spring, so you will have better scheduling opportunities for your roofing project in spring, and the project will most likely be completed faster/sooner as well. If you wait until the end of the summer or the beginning of the fall, you will have most likely have to wait and expect project delays and less ideal scheduling options.
Since spring is a slower season for roofers, you’ll have more contractors to choose from, as well as a more competitive market, which is good for homeowners who are looking to replace their roofs. As a result, you’ll be able to find the best roofer for the best price. Roofing suppliers tend to raise their pricing during the busy season (A.K.A. summer and fall) in order to make more money. However, you can avoid this by planning your roof replacement project for spring instead.