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The Best Time For Roof Installation

When it comes down to it, the best time for roof installation will depend on your specific needs. Of course, the level of need should take precedence. But, the timing is just as important. There are several factors that can influence your roof installation and it's performance. Material restrictions regarding weather and temperature, for instance, can impact your installation timing. 

Roof Installation Season

So, when is the best time to install a roof? There are several opinions about the best time for roof installation, depending on who you ask. When scheduling your roof installation, you want to make sure you get the best price, and quality installation, with the least amount of stress. Let's take a look at the options. 


Many contractors and home improvement experts will recommend that Fall is the best time for this project. But from a homeowner's perspective, this may not be in your best interest. Fall is the "busy" season for contractors. Most people tend to realize winter is coming fast and need a new roof before the first snow lands.

Because of increased demand, contractors can charge a premium for their services. Additionally, it's common for contractors to be 'overbooked' and are more apt to try and fit in as many projects as possible, leaving you open for a crew that may take a few shortcuts.


If your roof installation can wait until winter, THIS is the time to do it! This is the slow season for contractors, which means lower prices and quicker scheduling for you. Of course, this time of year will significantly restrict your installation options in some situations.

Winter installation will largely depend on location and material requirements. Asphalt shingles are not suitable for winter installations, but metal roof installations are perfect for colder installation schedules. 


Generally, there is a 'spring rush' for roof installation contractors. Accordingly, contractors are given the opportunity to increase their pricing to match demand. Tax time also contributes to the spring influx of roof installation projects, so if it's possible, wait until May to schedule the installation. 


Summer is a great time for scheduling your roof installation, and if possible should be taken advantage of. Summer proves to be a slower time for roofing contractors. New jobs are steady but slow because the majority of people are taking vacations and celebrating the holidays. This means less stress, lower pricing, and quality installation for you. ©

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