A winter roof replacement may not sound so ideal to homeowners who want to avoid any chance of moisture getting into their homes. Yet, as it turns out, there are multiple advantages of opting for colder months to start a home improvement project. From lower prices to an opportunity to pick and choose from various contractors, the chilliest season offers a lot more than meets the eye!
Why We Should Consider Getting a Roof Replacement in the Winter
For most homeowners, it’s seems logical to get a roof replacement in the summer. All though late summer isn’t too cold or too warm, that’s also the busiest roofing season!
The prices peak near the end of the season, but they start surging after April 1. Therefore, if you’re looking to save some money but still get a quality roof, you should consider off-season months instead.
Finally, we should also take the weather into account. Although late summer and early fall could be quite dry, they’re also very unpredictable. Rain could strike at any moment and destroy all of the contractor’s hard work. Even worse, it could damage our homes from within!
Pros of Winter Roof Replacement
We Won’t Have to Wait for the Contractor
Of course, waiting for up to a month for the contractor to first inspect the roof and then give us an estimate just makes the whole ordeal that much more stressful. Unfortunately, that’s likely to happen if we decide to replace our roof in the summer or fall.
The peak season bodes well with the contractors. They can pick and choose their projects, knowing well that people won’t necessarily give up on them if something is urgent. Only a real contractor should deal with a roof replacement — and if they’re busy, we’ll just have to wait.
In contrast, the winter is not as busy as other seasons, so finding a contractor willing to give us a reasonable price will be practically effortless. They don’t have much going on at that time, so they will focus all their attention on us.
The only problem is that shingles ought to be thermally sealed, which may take a long time if we opt for a winter roof replacement. Still, that means the contractors will have to hand-seal each shingle, which does ensure every single one stays put. Plus, the materials won’t make us go bankrupt! Speaking of which…
It’s Way More Affordable to Replace a Roof in the Winter
Not only will shingles and all other materials cost less in winter and have the same warranty, but the contractors will ask for less money. After April 1, all the suppliers start raising their prices to use the peak season to the fullest. Because of that, contractors have to follow in their footsteps. Besides, they’re so busy in the warmer months that it pays off to consider which project is more worthwhile!
The Cold Isn’t Really an Issue — Experts Thrive in Any Weather
In winter, a roof replacement seems impossible due to ice and snow. Yet, what we’ve found is that it’s important to time it all. There is a period between fall and winter when the weather is cool but without any rain or snow. That’s when you should replace your roof!
However, take into account the fact that reputable contractors are often busy all year round. Even the cold won’t prevent them from doing an excellent job; they’re used to the conditions and have already proven their expertise.
Despite popular belief, a winter roof replacement may be the best choice if you’re looking to save some money. You wouldn’t have to wait for the contractor to clear their schedule or settle on obscene prices. Best of all, if you time the project well and pick a cool, dry period, your roof replacement may be done faster than you expect!