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Are Roofs Cheaper at Certain Times of Year?

March 10, 2023 | 2 min. read

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Roof replacements are a significant investment for homeowners. Protecting your home from the elements and keeping your family safe is essential.

However, with the rising cost of living, budget is a common concern for many families. So how do you know if you’re getting a good deal? Can a particular time of year change the overall cost?

Rescue My Roof has been the leading expert in the roofing industry for over a decade, helping homeowners keep their homes and families safe.

Using our expertise, we’re going to break down whether the time of year has an impact on roofing prices. Regardless of the season, you’ll know what to expect with your roof replacement.

Factors that Affect Roofing Costs

Asphalt roof on a dormer.

Before we delve into whether roofs cost more at certain times of the year, it’s essential to understand the factors that affect roofing costs. The following are some of the key factors that influence the cost of roof replacement:

  • Roof size and pitch
  • Materials used
  • Labor costs
  • Location
  • Accessibility

Generally, the larger the roof, the more expensive it will be to replace. The roof’s pitch also affects the cost, as steeper roofs require more safety equipment and labor. 

The materials used for roofing also play a significant role in determining the cost. For example, asphalt shingles are more affordable than metal or tile roofing.

Labor costs are another vital factor affecting roof replacement costs. The labor costs varies depending on the experience and skill of the workers. 

Finally, accessibility is another factor that can increase the cost of roof replacement. If the roof is difficult to access or if there are obstacles such as trees or power lines, this can add to the project’s cost.

Seasonal Factors

A suburban home covered in snow during winter.

Now that we’ve discussed the factors that affect roofing costs let’s explore whether roofs cost more at certain times of the year.

While the roof replacement cost can vary depending on the above factors, seasonal factors can influence the cost.

One factor is the demand for roofing services. Roofing companies tend to be busier during the spring and summer when the weather is more favorable for roof replacement. As a result, prices may be higher during these times due to increased demand.

Additionally, shingle manufacturers typically increase the shingle’s cost twice a year. If you sign a contract at the beginning of the year, you can lock in a lower price than if you sign a contract in the spring.

Overall, signing during the off-season can be a benefit. Contractors may lower their prices to get more work, and you may lock in a cheaper rate for the materials.

Ensuring Your Roof Lasts a Lifetime

Your roof is not only a significant investment but also provides safety for your home. You ensure your roof is in the best shape to protect your home and family by doing repairs when needed and inspecting your roof.

During your bi-annual roof inspection, ask for a roof estimate. Your roof could be slightly cheaper in late winter/early spring than in the fall.

Continue your roofing education with our article “6 Signs Your Gutters Need to be Replaced.”Have you noticed any signs of needing repairs or want to call in an expert to inspect your roof and live in the greater Milwaukee area? We’ve got you covered! Contact us today to get a free estimate.