Is there a preferred time of the year to replace your residential roof?
This will depend on a few factors. The Roofing Center serves customers in many areas of the inter-mountain region, from Utah to Montana, and not all those places experience the same weather year round. This article will focus on some of the seasonal roofing issues to help guide your decision on when to seek replacement options for residential roofs.
Best Time to Replace Your Residential Roof? Probably the Fall.
If all you do is Google “best time of year to replace your roof,” you’ll notice a pretty reliable consensus that you should do it in the fall. This is decent advice, but we also advise our clients not to wait to get a new roof if their current arrangement is failing. It’s a bad idea to hang onto a dilapidated, 40-year-old shingled roof, with hardly any flashing left, just to wait for an ideal time.
Why are the autumn months the best time for a roof replacement?
It’s mostly because the weather is too harsh or problematic to do roofing work during other parts of the year (particularly the winter). Even the springtime can be complicated if your community experiences greater-than-normal rain volume.
Fall might be the best bet for most roofing companies, enabling them to do efficient work, without encountering lots of delays and stoppages. That being said, The Roofing Center offers reliable assistance every month of the year.
Roofing in The Spring After a Rough Winter
There are several spring roofing considerations for homeowners who wish to address the damage from the previous winter. This is a legitimate concern for our clients in cold places like Montana, where you experience snowy and icy winters far longer than other parts of the country.
You should check on the following components (or call us for an inspection) every spring:
- Eves – These are the edges of your roof, and are prone to cracking, tearing, or shifting out of position.
- Gutters – Never let your gutters remain clogged full of tree branches, leaves, and other debris. Otherwise, you’ll suffer water erosion to your roof, siding, and other exterior components.
- Valleys – Some roofs don’t have these, but if yours does, make sure the cold weather contraction doesn’t pry them loose.
- Ridge Cap – Severe winter blizzards can cause your ridge cap(s) to come loose. Whenever that happens, or you find cracks or tears, it’s only a matter of time before greater damages ensue.
How to Know When You NEED to Replace Your Residential Roof
The best season to replace your residential (or commercial) roof is the one right before everything gets spectacularly out of hand and you lose energy efficiency. The previous section mentioned some of the more specific winter-related consequences, but there are other universal problems that demand repairs or even a totally new roof.
For shingle roofs, you can tell it’s reached the end of the life cycle when there are numerous missing or loose shingles. Sometimes it’s less obvious, however, if the shingles remain in place but start to curl, lose their granules, crack, or get discolored. You should also monitor for leaks, missing flashing (especially around chimneys or skylights), and a greater mold/algae presence.
Several Terrific Replacement Options When You Choose The Roofing Center
The Roofing Center can help you rectify any leak roof or address storm damage with a variety of modernized systems. These include Stone-Coated Steel Roofs, Asphalt Roofs, Metal Roofs, and other Specialty Systems. If you live in Utah, Colorado, Montana, or Idaho, we’d love to meet you and further demonstrate these advanced and affordable roofing solutions.
For more information, you’re welcome to contact us for a free estimate or other suggestions on when to replace your residential roof.