We know a roof replacement is a pretty big job, one that shouldn't be taken lightly. Even though asphalt shingles have a lifespan of 20 to 50 years (depending on the climate), they're not invincible against the sands of time. There will come a point when roof replacement is necessary.
It's important to be looking at the life of your roof as time goes on. A faulty roof isn't something you want to discover through suddenly disastrous damage, leaks, or worse. When it's time for a roof replacement, summertime is the ideal season for a new roof installation. Why is this true? There are a few reasons roofing contractors know that most people aren't privy to.
Springtime sees a big construction rush. People are realizing that the winter took a toll on their houses, the weather is warming up, and they flock to contractors to fix things up as soon as possible. You'll find long lines, packed schedules, and you'll be waiting a long time for your roof replacement to begin. Wait until after the spring rush when projects are complete and contractors are starting to slow down.
Time breeds quality
After the spring rush comes the steady but slower summer season. When roofing companies have packed schedules, the pace of their work is likely to be quicker, sometimes leading to a lapse in quality. When the season is slower, the attention to detail automatically increases. And, as per simple economics, when demand is decreased, you'll find better prices for materials and labor costs will fall slightly.
Ill-prepared people decide to get their roofs replaced in the fall, the seasonal crunch time before winter. This is the last place you want to be. Keeping ahead of schedule and preparing for the upcoming roof replacement will save you from a contracting headache that's completely avoidable.
Again, it's a big job. We're here to give you the advice, support, and expertise to get the ball rolling on your roof replacement. Get to it while the sun is high and the weather's warm. Tis the season this summer, so don't wait until crunch time and you'll avoid overspending, overstressing, and getting caught out in the rain.