A roof replacement is one of the best home improvement changes you can make for the resale value of your home. There’s a possibility you could see more than an 85% return on investment.
Often homeowners forget about their roofs, it’s not something that they think about every day. Life can get busy and the next thing you know, there’s a leak in your roof.
If you’ve recently found missing shingles, if a storm has passed through and damaged your home, or if it’s simply been years since your last roof inspection/replacement, we are here to help.
There are numerous factors to consider when you’re getting ready to start a home improvement project. One aspect that makes a big difference when it comes to roof work is timing.
This roofing guide will give you detailed information about when to schedule your replacement. Continue reading here!
Busy vs. Slow Season
At the end of the day, the best time to get a roof replacement is when you need it. If there’s a gaping hole in your roof, you don’t have the option to wait for a better time of year.
However, if you have the luxury of time, it’s important to be strategic. There are times when business is more in demand and this can cause prices to increase.
Price isn’t the only thing you should consider when scheduling your roof replacement services. Your schedule, the weather, and your comfort also play a big role.
There are pros and cons to each season. There’s typically a reason why many people schedule their replacements for the same time. However, you may find waiting for the slow season is a better option.
The winter months are considered the slow season in Maryland. One of the benefits of scheduling during this time the demand is low.
You likely won’t have any issues with scheduling. This is also great for your budget. If you’re looking to save money on the installation, this is a great time of year to get your replacement.
There are downsides that you should be aware of. The weather can significantly slow down the process. If an ice storm comes through, it could delay progress.
Workers will also need more breaks throughout the day to warm up. If you’re not on a strict deadline, winter may be the perfect time for you.
After a harsh winter, your roof may have sustained some damage and as the weather improves, it becomes the perfect time for a roof replacement. There’s less humidity and the temperatures are cool.
It’s much easier for contractors to get the work done quickly and efficiently. Be aware that springtime often has some heavy rainfall, which could delay the timeline.
As the weather improved there is an increase the demand. This could cause issues when you’re trying to get your replacement scheduled. It will also cause the price to increase.
One of our roofing tips is to consider the early summer when you’re making your final decision. The rain has slowed, and the weather is going to be more consistent, making it easier for the contractors. Demand is going to be high around this time of year, so scheduling earlier is recommended.
The middle and end of summer tend to be very hot and humid. Similar to the winter months, workers will need to take frequent breaks to ensure they aren’t overheating.
Besides the heat, Maryland is often affected by a few hurricanes every year. The end of summer is when they usually hit, which could delay and even ruin your roof replacement if the project isn’t completed.
Extreme heat can also affect the materials. Shingles may not set as well when it’s hot and humid, making your roof slightly less durable.
If you’re trying to schedule a last-minute booking in the fall, you’ll likely run into some issues. Fall tends to be the most optimal time for a roof replacement and the schedule can fill up quickly.
If planned in advance, this is the best time. The weather isn’t too hot, the majority of hurricane season has passed, and the contractors can work for much longer.
Keep in mind the price is going to be significantly higher than in some of the other months because of demand. If money isn’t an issue, fall is the ideal time.
Now that you know the pros and cons of each season, it’s important to consider your schedule.
Do you have a vacation planned? If so, you may not want to schedule your roof replacement while you’re out of town.
If you work from home, you’ll need to take that into consideration and you may even need to make other arrangements, as construction can be loud. Many occupations have busy seasons.
If you have long hours coming up, you’ll want to work around them. The same thing holds true if you work the graveyard shift. Sleeping during the day may become a challenge if contractors are on your roof.
Roof Replacement Service
We know there are many tasks to take care of when it comes to home improvement projects. It can be an overwhelming process. There are lots of options, it’s a costly investment, and if you aren’t an expert, it can be challenging to know what the next steps are.
You don’t have to figure out the timeline alone. Contact us here and our trained professionals will be able to answer any questions you have!
We hope you’ve found this roof replacement guide helpful. Don’t hesitate to reach out!