Summer – June, July, and August
There are plenty of reasons why summer could be a great time to get your roof replaced. Summer is often the busiest time for roof replacement companies in New York and the rest of the U.S. because it’s when there’s the lowest chance of poor weather conditions impacting your plans. The sun is shining, the temperature is warm or hot and contractors are always out in fall force. There’s also a far lower chance of issues with rain. Although, you can’t dismiss the possibility of a bad spot of weather completely.
You should aim to get your roof replaced as early on in the season as possible if you opt for a change during summer. Humidity is likely to be far lower during the earlier months such as June and you won’t have to worry about storms causing disruption. There are more practical benefits than this too. For instance, if you get the new roof installed as quickly as possible, you might notice a change in your energy bills due to a more eco-friendly modern roof design.
Remember, roofing sealant is also often activated through sunlight and heat. As such, if you do choose to get your roof replaced during the summer, then it is more likely to be installed correctly and you won’t experience issues with it further down the road. However, despite these significant benefits, there are a couple of reasons why summer might not be the best choice for this type of project.
Trouble With Summer Roof Replacements
There’s a significant difference in conditions between early summer, mid-summer, and the end of summer. During the earlier summer months such as June, the temperature is likely to be warm yet cool enough or fair weather conditions. Later in the season, temperatures will rise and the temperature of a roof could be 20 degrees higher than the ground temp. This means that roofing contractors can have issues completing a roof replacement on time as they’ll need to stop if things get too heated.
There’s a problem with installations too. Hotter temperatures can cause asphalt shingles to become softer. This means they are far less durable overall and increases the chance of them getting damaged.
Getting the roof replaced during early summer is an option. However, since this is the busiest season, there’s more of a chance that your replacement will be pushed back. This could lead to a long wait and less favorable conditions.