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Is There a “Best” Time of Year to Install a New Roof? 3 Things You Need to Know

October 7, 2021 | 4 min. read

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Doing big home improvement projects(like installing a new roof) can require you to be crafty. Searching for the best deals, the best time of year, or anything that might be able to save you on the cost of your new roof.

Alternatively, maybe you’re a busy bee. You have a list of to-do’s and plans that stretches a mile long. So you have to plan your big roof installation around the back-to-school season, family vacations, and garage sales.

Regardless, you need to be sure of one thing- is there a particular time of year that is best for buying a new roof? Maybe there are some winter deals or times that are easy to plan around?

And if you fall into those two categories, we got some good news for you- Rescue My Roof is here to help. With close to a decade in the roofing industry, we’ve learned all of the tips and tricks to help you plan around those rapidly changing seasons.

To assist you in the scheduling and planning process of your new roof installation, here are three things you need to know about the best time of year to install a roof: 

1. A New Roof Can Be Installed In Any Season

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Based in Wisconsin, Rescue My Roof experiences it all; snow, hail, severe thunderstorms, and sweltering heat. 

So believe us when we say that a new roof can be installed in any temperature—Winter, Summer, and everything in-between. 

The only weather that will delay a roof installation or repair is rain and snowfall, as it can increase the risk of safety hazards on the roof. 

Additionally, we want to prevent water damage in your home, so working through wet weather conditions is unwise. As long as the underlayments are installed on your roof before the rain or snow hits, the project can be delayed a few days until the weather clears up. 

As for temperature, a roof can be installed year-round. Rescue My Roof has seen our fair share of roofs replaced in the cold winter temps, so we know it can be done. 

While there are some downsides to installing roofs in colder temperatures, like the shingles not sealing entirely without the sun’s heat, it is still an option for you if you are in a rush to get your roof replaced.

2. There Are Not Any Season-Specials

If you were looking for that Black Friday roof sale – you’re out of luck.

Labor and materials typically cost the same year-round with only minor fluctuations in price, so the roofing contractor’s price typically remains the same. 

Since the price remains approximately the same year-round, that means instead of waiting for those sales that will never come (unfortunately), you can plan your roof replacement around the needs of your home.

Mold growing in an attic space due to poor ventilation.
Mold growing in the attic space.

If you’ve noticed excessive water damage, discoloration in your attic space, a lot of loose shingles, or any other signs of damage- don’t wait. Contact a roofing contractor today to schedule an inspection.

Safety is worth more than any sale. Don’t wait until there’s a significant problem to schedule a roof replacement. 

3. The Longer You Wait – The More You Will Pay

This is an unfortunate reality of the roofing industry.

While prices traditionally stay the same year-round, it’s essential to realize that the cost of materials goes up each year. 

To keep up with the cost and make sure profit margins are where they need to be to stay in business, the prices of new roof installations can also rise 5-7% per year. 

This means the longer you wait to install a new roof, the more you will end up paying. 

So again, if you are noticing the signs of damage on your roof or in your attic space, it may be in your best interest to get it taken care of now as opposed to later.

If you live in the greater Milwaukee area, Rescue My Roof may be the right contractor for you! You can schedule your free estimation appointment by contacting us today. 

Or, if you don’t live in the Milwaukee area but want to find a contractor that’s the perfect fit for you and your home – Google could be your best friend. Read reviews, ask for recommendations from people in your community, and make sure to do your due diligence beforehand. 

Begin Planning Your New Roof Installation

Saving money is always a good thing. Especially when you are tackling a price home project. If you’re looking into purchasing a new roof, you may have been wondering if there is an ideal time of year to plan a roof replacement. 

While there are no special sales in the roofing industry and few limits to weather conditions while installing a roof, we do have another piece of advice for you.

In all of our years of experience, Rescue My Roof has noticed most roof installations happen in the spring and fall.

Spring is right after the snowfall, where many people realize they have leaks once the snow melts, or maybe they endured ice dams during the season. Or people try to remedy any issues with their roof before the snowfall in fall. 

With many ideal days without rain or snow and moderate temperatures, this may be the perfect season for your contractors to install a new roof. 

If you’re still on the fence about making a significant investment in your home – don’t worry. You don’t have to leap to a new roof just yet. If you’re looking for more information about payment methods, home protection, and your role in the installation process, we have just the thing for you. 

Read “How Can I Finance My Roof Replacement” and “How Much Does A Roof Replacement Cost?” to learn everything you need to know. 

If you’re ready to take the plunge and begin searching for contractors, particularly in the greater Milwaukee area, your search can begin here. Contact Rescue My Roof today, and you can book a free estimation appointment.

In the meantime, What to Expect at Your Roof Estimation Appointment can walk you through the ins and outs of how estimates are given and give you more clarity into how the roof installation process begins.