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What Time of Year Are New Roofs Cheapest?

October 11, 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. But, with the rising cost of living, budget is a common concern for many families. So finding the best roofing deals is essential.

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. In the end, you’ll know what to expect when budgeting for a roof replacement.

Factors Impact New Roof Costs

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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 vary 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.

Is There A Time of Year Roofs Are Cheaper?

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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. During slower seasons, contractors may lower prices to fill their schedules.

However, shingle manufacturers typically increase the shingle’s cost several times 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. 

Booking Your Roof Replacement

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.

Learn more about roof pricing with “How to Break Down A Roof Estimate” and “Roof Financing: 2 Loans You Should Consider.” Additionally, you can download our Roof Financing Guide.Do you have an old or leaking roof due for an inspection? Rescue My Roof has got you covered! Contact us today to get a free estimate.