If you want to get the maximum benefits out of your roofing job, it is crucial that you get it done during the most conducive time of the year. Yes, different seasons of the year pose different obstacles as well as have various advantages for your roof. Hence, if you are planning to get a high-quality roof replacement done, sit with an expert roofing contractor and carefully plan the best course of action including scheduling an ideal time to do the job.
Which are the best seasons to go for your roof replacement?
Winter is not considered to be the best time to go for a roof replacement for various reasons. Intense cold weather and snow and ice accumulation are not ideal for your roofing material as they tend to turn hard and brittle. Moreover, your shingles may also crack during the process of installation and several of your roofing tools may not work the best in low temperatures.
Apart from this, in the winter season, you will find that you are not able to apply sealants as effectively and the shingles take much longer to adhere to one another than they would when the temperatures are higher.
You will find most of your roofing concerns start showing with the onset of the spring season. This is primarily because of the harsh weather conditions that it stands against during the cold winter months. Once the snow starts melting, you may find cracks and leaks in different places of your roof which will then need to be worked on during the spring.
Spring is an ideal time to get the job done as there will be no constraints working outdoors and thus you will not have any problem finding good labor. Moreover, the rising temperatures will ensure your roofing material does not turn brittle and break away and all tools should function properly. Apart from this, the increase in heat will ensure that the adhesives on asphalt shingles will be more effective.
Summer, with its high temperatures, clear weather and long hours of sunlight, is a very popular time among roofing contractors for roof replacement jobs. Although spring is also a good time for work, there are chances of rain during this season. Summer on the other hand, has minimum amount of rain and consistent warm weather. So, this is the best time to have your roof replacement done particularly during early summer. This is when you will get right temperature, less humidity, and minimum chances of summer storms.
The maximum amount of heat is produced by the sun is during the summertime and this is conducive for the tar strip on the back of asphalt shingles to activate and properly adhere to your roof.
After summer, fall is the best time for roof replacement as the weather is cooler, more stable, and gives ample opportunity to your roofing contractors to work on a new roof. Besides, this is the time when homeowners start preparing their roofs for a long and cold winter.