Roof repairs and replacements are necessary for preventing leaks and maintaining the structural integrity of your house. But while you can book roofing contractors any time of the year, the work that needs to be done on your roof must coincide with the right season.
You might say that you can get quality work from a highly capable team of workers regardless of the season. Realise, however, that the weather can greatly impact how fast they can finish the job with good results, and how much money and time you can save if you pick the best season to have your roof repaired.
Doing roof repairs in the winter
The biggest advantage of having your roof fixed during the winter season is cost. During these months, roofing materials are slightly cheaper since many stores will offer these at discounted prices. You may also find it easier to find a contractor available during the winter since this is a lean month for roofing jobs.
However, the low temperature of this season will have an effect on the speed of the job, depending on what materials the contractor and his team have to work on. Sealing roofing shingles, for instance, might take several days during the cold weather because it needs to dry and adhere well. There are also some materials prone to freezing, hardening, and cracking. As such, contractors may have a harder time properly nailing down the roof in these conditions.
Of course, the threat of snow and sleet can also stall roof jobs done at this time of the year. Unless it is an emergency, most contractors might tell you to wait until the weather is warmer.
Doing roof repairs in the spring or summer
Spring is the best time for spring cleaning but could it also be the best season for roof repairs? The weather is milder at this time of the year compared to winter. However, spring might still bring in some rains that could delay the project. Some might prefer to move the repair work until late spring or early summer to avoid the weather disruption. Still, bookings for roof repairs and replacements are pretty steady during this season.
Summer has the best temperature for sealing roofing work or drying roof painting faster. As the humidity can soar during this season, it might not be the most ideal time for workers. They will be limited to spend their time up on the roof because being under direct sunlight can cause dehydration, lethargy, and other health issues.
So, expect to add several days to the completion of the roofing work in this case, especially if you’ve scheduled the workers to start the project in the middle of the season. By late summer, however, contractor bookings may once again pick-up as the new season looms.
Doing roof repairs in the autumn
Many families prefer to have roofing work done during the autumn because the weather is optimum. You can be assured that shingles will dry and hold properly, while installation will also go uninterrupted because it’s not too hot for workers.
Autumn is also the best time to do the repair work to prepare for the cold snap that will arrive in a couple of months. You should have new roofing by the end of autumn to make your house energy-efficient for the winter.
However, this season can be quite a busy time for contractors because they will be in demand. Also, expect contractor rates to be higher at this time because it’s the peak season.
Amazing Roof Restorations: the right contractor for all seasons
If you’d like to get the best price, book roofing contractors during the off-seasons of winter or mid-summer. For a faster job, however, it’s best to schedule the work during late spring, early summer, or throughout autumn. Whatever the season is, call Amazing Roof Restorations for your requirements and we’ll give you an estimate for free!