Asphalt shingles are used to construct most roofs, and there is a good chance that yours will be included in this majority. In such a case, it is estimated that it will serve its purpose for about 20 years before it has to be replaced. It is time to consider your alternatives for roof replacement if the age of your roof is causing it to reach the end of its useful life. It’s possible that the time of year you imagine to be the ideal for having a new roof put on your house is not the best.
For many apparent reasons, winter is not the ideal season to replace a roof, which is probably something that doesn’t need to be said. In addition to the snow and ice, the very low temperatures may cause the materials used in roofing to become brittle and rigid. During the installation process, shingles could even fracture. The equipment that roofers use does not function as well when temperatures are low, and it will be difficult to apply sealants efficiently; it will take shingles a lot longer to cling to each other in colder temperatures than it would in warmer conditions.
If you know that you will need to have your roof fixed or replaced in the spring, you may as well get it done in the autumn if you can. If your roof is degrading or even if it only has a few little faults, these problems will only become worse during the winter as the snow and ice build-up, thaw, and refreeze over and over again. However, if your roof is in good condition and you haven’t had any issues with it, spring may be an excellent time to replace it. Because the roofing business is often less active in the spring and early summer than in the late summer and autumn, the prices of the materials may be lower.
The beginning of summer is an excellent time to replace your roof because of the pleasant weather. On the other hand, because temperatures in July in Iowa tend to be at their peak, this may not be the ideal time to go. Most roofing firms build new roofs during the whole summer; nevertheless, the excessive heat and humidity may make working conditions uncomfortable for roofers and can also impact the materials. The high heat might cause the asphalt in the shingles to become more pliable, making them less robust throughout the installation process. As a result, they would be more likely to get scratched if someone stepped on them.
The autumn season has temperatures ideal for installing roofs, ranging from 45 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the most favorable time for roof installation (no lower than 40). Roof installers may keep working for long shifts without risking overheating because of the seasonally reduced temperatures that prevail in the spring and autumn. Additionally, the installation process is simplified by the generally favorable weather conditions. Shingles will have enough time to properly seal and be ready to withstand the elements throughout the severe winter. Autumn, on the other hand, is one of the busiest seasons of the year for the installation of roofs. You must prepare and get in touch with your roofing contractor before their available slots are taken.