Pros And Cons Of Each Season For Roofing

The roof of a home is something that most people don't think about until it needs to be replaced. Wind storms, leaks, and just normal wear and tear can result in your needing to replace your roof. Many people wonder if they should hold off on doing the replacement until a certain season or if they should just get it replaced right away. If there is not an immediate need, you can always hold off, but you don't always have that option. Here are some pros and cons for each season as they pertain to roofing.

The Spring Season

The Pros

  • This is the most ideal season according to many contractors
  • Less cold for the contractor and workers
  • The weather is usually mild, especially toward the end of the season

The Cons

  • The weather is unpredictable
  • Contractors are usually pretty busy during this season
  • If there is a lot of demand, prices usually slide a bit higher
  • An unexpected rain storm can cause a lot of damage

The Summer Season

The Pros

  • The weather is very predictable
  • Shingles seal faster because it is hotter
  • Contractors have more time because the days are longer and less people are looking to redo their roofing

The Cons

  • Depending on your region, it may be too hot to be on a roof
  • Your utility bill may raise for several days while the roof is not there to insulate

The Fall/Autumn Season

The Pros

  • This is the second most popular season because of the ideal temperatures
  • The weather is more predictable
  • The job is done before snow starts falling

The Cons

  • The early onset of winter sometimes happens
  • People are all trying to get on the schedule making available times and prices a little bit less ideal

The Winter Season

The Pros

  • There are very few people looking to redo their roof so the schedule is usually very open
  • Less competition means the prices are generally better

The Cons

  • Conditions on the roof are more dangerous
  • Less contractors are willing to work in this season
  • It takes more time for the shingles to adhere, but there are ways to work around it with temporary protective coverings

As you can see, there are good and bad aspects to each season. Depending on your timing needs and budget, one season may be more preferable for your situation. If you are looking to redo your roof, take these factors into consideration as you look for a contractor.


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