Here in Vero Beach, Florida, the weather is pleasant throughout the year, and you have the option to get your roof done any time. However, the summer and fall months come with storms and hurricanes, leading to significant delays. The summer is usually jam-packed for roofers, and you may not be able to get on their calendar promptly. In the winter, there is less light during the day and that means a job may take longer than expected.
So, when is the best time of the year to replace a roof?
Plan For Cooler Weather
The best time to replace your roof is in the spring. That means now is the time to start thinking about replacing your roof while the weather is mild. Contractors start ramping up their business in March.
Spring is when the fewest storms and hurricanes pop up and could delay repairs or damage a roof from a severe storm. Also, the cooler weather will allow for quicker installation.
We may not have to deal with snowstorms in other parts of the country, but we have weather that can affect roofing contractors. Bad weather can set back the contractor’s schedule, especially during hurricane season. Also, when the heat is on during the summer, it can be so hot that the roofing crew can’t install the shingles because they will melt. That is why early spring is one of the best times to reroof.
Worst Time to Schedule A Roof Replacement
Hurricane season is the least ideal time to redo your roof because there is a risk of a storm coming through the middle of installation. If that happens, there could be severe damage not only to your roof but the rest of your home if a roof does not fully protect it.
Also, summer is the least ideal time for a new roof because of the heat. The hot weather means the crew will need to take frequent breaks to cool off, which will take longer to finish the job. Often, the temperatures can get to 90 degrees or above, and in those types of conditions, the shingles can melt and be tough to nail incorrectly.
Don’t Wait For an Emergency
If you have not replaced your roof in the last 10 to 20 years, it may be a good idea to replace the shingles. On the other hand, tile roofs tend to last longer and can be in good condition for up to 40 years.
You do not want to wait to replace old shingles or leaks until there is an emergency. However, if you have any trouble with your roof being damaged or leaking, you may have to wait to fix it.
Most important is to not wait until the last minute to make an appointment with a roofing contractor. If you plan, you may get a better estimate and get on their schedule right away. Then, with a bit of forethought, you can have your roof looking great and at an excellent price!
To reduce your risks of damage, consider what time of year is best for you and keep the weather in mind when you do. We have over 15 years of experience and are family-owned and operated.