One thing is for sure; there is no right or wrong time to repair your roof. In fact, the best time to replace or repair your roofing is when you have planned for it. By maintaining a proper maintenance and inspection schedule through the year, you can plan for when your roof will need repairs or replacement. This prevents you from having to act quickly in response to a serious leak or other damage. When you have it planned out, you do not have to make decisions under pressure. That being said, most roofing professionals will recommend that roof repairs are best done in the fall.
What Is The Best Time Of Year For Roof Repairs?
Fall Roof Repairs
Fall is a good time for roof repairs or replacement because the weather is cooler but not so cold that rain or snow will interfere with your project. Cooler temperatures mean that work can be done over longer days so the job can get completed more quickly. Both workers and materials are not at risk of becoming overheated. The only drawback to roofing work during the fall is that this is a popular time for these projects. Roofing professionals will be busy so it may take longer to get the project started. If you have been maintaining your roof and plan for fall work, then you can reserve a work crew in plenty of time.
Spring Roof Repairs
Spring is also a good time to get roofing repairs done. Following winter, many roofs begin to show leaks and any damage which makes spring a good time to get repairs taken care of. Spring also provides moderate temperatures for roofing work, but there is a greater risk of unpredictable rains. Ideally, you want to avoid this unpredictable weather and plan for repairs ahead of time, taking care of them during the autumn if you can.
Summer Roof Repairs
Summer is warmer which makes it easier for roofers to get work done. However, depending on where you live, the climate can be too hot which can exhaust workers and wear on roofing materials. If any work for summer is planned, it is best to have it scheduled for early or late summer when the temperatures are more moderate. Extreme heat can warp or melt materials which will weaken them, making them more prone to damage in later months.
Winter Roof Repairs
Winter is considered by professionals to be the worst time for roofing work. Even in warmer climates, the colder weather affects roofing materials. Materials for roofing are chosen according to the average climate so when temperatures for the area cool, the materials can be adversely affected. By planning your repairs and being proactive with maintenance all year, you can take care of repairs and replacements in the fall before the colder winter weather arrives. This way your roof is ready for the winter.
For any concerns or questions about roofing repairs and replacements, reach out to us today. We are here for you and your roofing needs, every season.