Most roofs contain asphalt shingles. If your roof contains these components, then it can last for about 20 years before being replaced. As your roof gets older and nears the end of its lifespan, you need to start thinking about replacing your roof. The challenge however is determining the best time of year to replace your roof.
Winter is not the best time to replace your roof. This is due to the snow, ice and the cold temperatures that can harden roofs, and also make them brittle. Shingles also crack during this season. The tools roofers use for roof installation do not work well during the winter. Also, it won’t be possible for sealants to be effectively applied.
If you are planning to replace your roof in the spring, then you could also do so in the fall. Deteriorating roofs will worsen during winter due to the piling up of snow and ice. Spring is the best time to replace your roof if you have no problem with it. This period is not as busy as the summer period and as a result, roofing materials won’t be as expensive.
The beginning of summer is also a great time to replace a roof. Many roofing companies replace roofs throughout the summer. During the middle of summer, when temperatures are at their highest level, is an undesirable time for roofers to replace roofs. The heat and high humidity can be unpleasant for roofers and can also affect the roofing materials. The asphalt in the shingles can also be softened by the high heat, thereby reducing their durability while being installed.
The fall is great weather for installing roofs, when the temperature is between 45 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooler temperature that occurs during the spring and fall gives roof installers the room to work for extended hours without being overheated. The weather also makes installation easier. The cool weather will give shingles the time to seal effectively and will be able to withstand the elements during the harsh winter season. Due to the busy schedule in the fall, you need to plan ahead and get in touch with your roofing contractor to fix a schedule.
Finally, late summer and early fall are the busiest periods of the year for roofing companies. To get an affordable price, ensure you replace your roof before these periods due to the increased cost of high demand.
You need to plan ahead. The best care you can give to your home, as well as the roof, is to replace it when it needs to be done. Get the project done in good time by planning ahead. Make it a point to get in touch with a trustworthy roofing company and see the time of the year they can schedule for you.
Denver Roofers LLC installs roofs on both residential and commercial buildings. If you need to repair or replace your roof, contact us today for a free estimate!