Wondering if there is a best time of the year to get your roof replacement? Believe it or not, you can typically get your roof replaced whenever you need it done. Of course, the best time to get problems fixed is sooner rather than later.
Best time to replace roof shingles
Yes, you can get your roof work done year-round. Sometimes, that means installing a temporary fix in less-than-perfect conditions and waiting on the weather to agree with your plans. Currently, the most popular time of the year to buy a new roof is late summer into early fall. There tends to be less rain and warmer weather, but no extreme conditions during this time of year.
That being said, there are times when roof work needs to happen pretty quickly. As you might imagine, it is better to contact a roofing professional before a small problem turns into a big one. That’s true even in the middle of winter.
What is the best temperature to replace a roof?
If the weather is near or below freezing, you will not want new shingles put on your roof. In order for shingles to set properly, they need to be able to reach temperatures above 70 degrees. The air temperature doesn’t need to be 70 degrees, there just needs to be enough warmth and direct sunlight for the roofing materials to absorb energy and heat up. Some of that heat comes from inside the home too.
A warm winter day in Oklahoma could reach into the high 40s and 50s which is warm enough to get the job done as long as wind and rain conditions are optimal as well. Instead of waiting three or four months, you may just need to wait a week.
Cold weather poses risks to roofing materials and workers, but so does extremely hot weather. Intense cold leads to shingles cracking and not setting properly. High heat can curl, crack, and negatively alter the shape of shingles as well.
No reason to worry
If you’re concerned about when you should call a roofer related to the extreme cold or extreme heat, don’t worry! We take that into account for you and schedule the work accordingly.
Part of the roofing process at Land Enterprises includes only removing shingles we know we have enough time to replace that same day. So while delays seem like bad news, it is actually better for you in the long run. You will have the peace of mind knowing that your roof is getting replaced as soon as possible as well as being replaced the right way.
If you would like to learn more about our roofing process and roof maintenance services, please call us at 405-359-3951.