What Is The Best Time Of Year To Replace My Roof?
Other than severe winter weather, almost any time during the year is a good time to replace your roof
. The key is not waiting so long that the roof is severely failing and causing interior damage to your home, and then having to wait several weeks to get on a roofer's schedule or settle for subpar work.
Busiest Times Of Year For Roof Repair & Replacement
Late summer and early fall are the most popular times for roofers. This is due to cooler, drier, more predictable weather. While roofers prefer to work in this weather, they can properly install a roof in any weather.
The downside of scheduling a roof replacement during the busy time is twofold: 1) you may have to wait weeks or even a couple months to get on the schedule, and 2) prices will be higher.
Due to higher demand, roofing suppliers intentionally raise prices in the late spring in preparation for the busy season. Rest assured, it's not the roofing company price gouging you; it's just the nature of the business.
Doing Work In The Offseason
The best time to schedule a roof replacement is when it's not completely failing. If you see signs of disrepair
that indicate you are going to need a new roof within the next year, you can get it done quicker and more affordably if you have it done in the winter or spring. While it can take a bit longer in these seasons due to moisture and temperatures, as shingles need thermal sealing in 40+ degree weather, roofers are proficient working in all seasons.
It's very important that you have complete understanding of the product warranty and craftsmanship warranty provided by the roofing material supplier and the contractor performing the work. Neither party's warranty should provide different guidelines or guarantees based on the temperature and season during a roof installation. A trustworthy, qualified roofing contractor will be able to share all the information you need to ensure you are comfortable with the timing of the installation, products used and labor skills and give the appropriate warranty paperwork based on the approved project scope.
Above All, Make Sure You Have Choices
If you suffer storm damage
or wait until your roof is compromising your home and safety, you may be stuck with the first roofer who can do the job. Needless to say, you could end up with an inexperienced or unscrupulous contractor that does an inferior job or doesn't stick around for the warranty.
The key to deciding when the best time to replace your roof is planning ahead. You want to have the luxury of getting estimates from multiple contractors and selecting the quality, price and timeline that works best for you.
ProTek Construction Is Your Choice For Quality Roof Replacement In Chicagoland
If your roof in the Naperville or greater Chicagoland area is showing signs of disrepair, the first course of action is a professional evaluation from ProTek Construction to identify whether repair or replacement is necessary. If you need roof replacement, our estimator will give you a realistic timeline so that you can plan ahead to get the best deal on your new roof.
ProTek is the ONLY
general contractor that provides a 15 year warranty on craftsmanship
to give you peace of mind long after your new roof is installed. Contact ProTek at (331) 444-7380 for a free inspection and estimate on your roofing repair or replacement project. Mention blog code ROOF10
when scheduling to receive 10% off an approved roofing project.