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May 24, 2017


Roof Repairs


What’s the Best Time of Year for My Roofing Project?

Different times of year pose both positive and negative features for roofing projects. The real question is what will work best for you and your situation? Depending on your project, the problem and estimated time of completion can change completely. So, here are details to keep in mind when choosing the best time of year for your roofing project.


Busiest Roofing Time

Roofing companies tend to be the busiest in the late summer to early fall months. This is largely due to cooler working temperatures and the rainy season being over. When doing a roofing project, it is important to keep the roof dry: your house may be susceptible to rain damage otherwise.

Also, with any snow and ice long melted from the winter months, not only is the work environment safer but it is also easier for homeowners to spot roof damage done throughout the colder months. Despite these positive aspects it’s important to remember, if you don’t book with your contractor early during high-demand periods, you may find yourself out of luck.

Can I Do Roofing Work During the Winter?

Many people write-off the winter season, as a time for roofing work; however, winter roofing work has its benefits for homeowners as well. For starters, winter tends to be much less active for roofing contractors than summer or fall seasons, which leaves you with your choice of contractors. Also, since winter is a slower season, roofing materials tend to drop in price. This makes your roofing project more affordable. A major drawback to consider with winter work is the cold temperatures and unpredictable weather changes.


Plan Ahead

All things considered, if you see signs that your roof is in trouble, schedule the job as early as possible. Pre-emptive action enables you to get the contractor of your choice and prevent those small warning signs from developing into a larger issue.