Fun fact: while you can get a new roof at any time of year, there are specific seasons that are more optimal than others. Below, our team of roofing experts at Lynch Design | Build details the best seasons to get a new roof or roof inspection based on the erratic Maryland weather conditions.
Fall is the Optimal Season for a Roof Inspection
If you’re wondering when the best time to get a roof inspection or replacement is, consider scheduling a consultation in the fall. The autumn season offers prime weather conditions for working outside all day, as it is not too hot or too cold. This means that the job can get done quicker and more efficiently, since it likely will not be derailed by seasonal weather conditions like snowstorms, heavy rains, or excessive heat.
Additionally, the fall is an ideal time to get your roof inspected to ensure there are no imperfections before winter hits. If you have minor cracks, leaks or missing shingles, the winter weather will only exacerbate those flaws. This means that minor problems will become bigger (and costlier!) issues.
For example, imperfections in your roof may seem minor at first, but the winter cold can transform them into full-blown cracks. Frigid air reduces moisture, causing parts of your roof and drywall to shrink slightly. This phenomenon can cause materials in your roof to shift and imperfections to enlarge in size, which may lead to structural damage. In addition, heavy snows that weigh down your roof can lead to leaks and other problems if your roof is unable to handle the conditions.
If you have been on the fence about scheduling your roofing consultation, make sure you do so before winter. Not only does the weather cooperate better, but pre-winter prep is crucial if you have an older roof.
Can’t Do the Fall? Spring is a Runner-Up
Whether it’s because of schedule conflicts, financial restraints or otherwise, not everyone can swing a fall roofing consultation. If your roof is fairly new and can withstand a few more seasons, consider the value of a spring inspection.
Spring is the second-best time to get a roof inspection or replacement because it often works best for client schedules. Spring also offers the opportunity to repair any winter damage that occurred.
For example, if the cold weather and snow created leaks, cracks or missing shingles, you have the opportunity to repair these imperfections in the springtime so you can enjoy a high-quality roof all summer long. Not only does this offer peace of mind, but saves a ton on energy and cooling costs!
The weather is also fairly optimal during springtime, as the temperature is moderate and ideal for working conditions. However, as Marylanders know all too well, springtime also gets a fair share of rainfall, which can delay project completion or make it harder to solidify a date that works.
You Can Still Schedule a Roof Replacement At Any Time of Year
While there is a slight seasonality to roofing, you can ultimately get work done on your roof any time of year. However, it is important to stay aware of how weather conditions can impact your roof’s integrity and the ability for roofing contractors to finish your project in a timely and efficient manner. Depending on your availability and budget, our team at Lynch Design | Build can accommodate your unique needs.
Interested in Getting a New Roof?
With fall upon us in a few short months, it’s time to consider getting your roof inspected and updated before the cold arrives. Heavy winter snows and freezing temperatures can exacerbate small roof imperfections and impact your home’s integrity and your wallet. If you don’t get your roof inspected and repaired as necessary, minor flaws can worsen quickly. To speak with a professional at Lynch Design | Build about getting a new roof, contact us today.