When is the Best Time of Year to Replace Your Roof

Installing a new roof isn’t always as simple as calling for a next-day appointment. If you’re a homeowner, it’s important to plan ahead and start thinking about what season you’ll want to schedule your roofing project for.

Here in Central Florida, your roof can be replaced virtually in any season. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to replacing your roof in each of the different seasons. Keep reading to learn more about the best time of year for your roof replacement, in Florida and the rest of the U.S., too.

Roof Replacement in the Winter

The winter season is typically a slower season for roof replacements, meaning you should have less trouble with roofer’s availability. In Florida, winter also means cooler weather and less chance for rain which provides ideal conditions for workers. That’s why Stanley’s considers it the best season for your roof installation or replacement.

Throughout the U.S. however, winter weather poses serious disadvantages for homeowners when it comes to roof replacements. Asphalt shingles can only be installed in temperatures above 40 to 45 degrees, since extreme cold can cause them to become brittle.

Roof Replacement in the Spring

Your roofing renovation is a great addition to your spring cleaning checklist. It’s a great time to prep your roof for any extreme weather expected in your area, such as the common afternoon thunderstorms in Florida or tornadoes in Oklahoma. Be sure not to wait too long, or spring showers may delay your project.

Roof Replacement in the Summer

Summer can be a great time for roof installations for many parts of the U.S. — especially at the beginning of summer. However, the middle and the end of the summer can be incredibly hot and humid, causing workers to need more breaks to beat the heat. In Florida, the brutal heat, consistent afternoon thunderstorms, and the start of hurricane season make roofing projects scheduled for summer take more time than they normally would.

Roof Replacement in the Fall

Many roofers will say that fall is the best season for roof replacements. The weather is cooler and provides optimal conditions for shingles to set and seal properly. The downside to planning a fall roof installation might seem insignificant, but it’s something to consider as you plan: It can be very busy, with tons of people starting their installations and contractors getting booked up quickly, so it’s best to plan ahead in order to beat the rush.

Regardless of the season, any reliable roofing company will adjust to inclement weather and clearly communicate availability and delays. Looking for roof replacement or installation in Central Florida? Contact Stanley’s Roofing today.

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