Fall is the best time of year for roofing, roof replacement, or any type of roof repair.
Cooler days and less rain are the ideal conditions to replace a roof. Working on top of a home where there is no shade is much more comfortable in fall. The dryer days make it easier to schedule jobs and keep projects running smoothly and on time.
Fall is also the busiest time of year for roofing. Homeowners that need a new roof will want one before winter sets in. Others may have an old insurance claim with a chance of losing depreciation on the claim. Or perhaps the homeowner simply put off the roofing for the better part of the year. All these factors add up to roofing’s busy season.
Chances are any good roofer is going to have a backlog at this time of year. That’s normal. In fact if a roofer says he can get to the job right away, this is a red flag. Because all the good roofers have a wait list, your job may be done after the frost has arrived.
What About Roofing In Spring?
If your home was damaged by late-summer hailstorms, unless there is immediate damage such as a leak, hole, exposed decking, etc, you may be better off waiting until the spring. This is due to roofers busyness in the fall, and the challenge of roofing during winter. An asphalt roof that has been damaged, but not severe enough to cause immediate problems, will hold up until the warm weather returns. The damage to an asphalt roof becomes more apparent as time goes by.
Waiting until spring will allow the roofer to see any other potential problems your roof may have.
If you have a damaged shake roof, however, you should start the claims process as soon as possible. The marks and split wood on freshly damaged shakes will age in a month or so, and hail damage will be harder to see and prove. You can still wait on the roof replacement as the roof will hold up through the winter, but you will want to start the claims process right away.
Take your time to select the right contractor, and remember these three steps:
- Get all roofing details and promises in writing
- Don’t ever sign a contractor with a cancellation fee
- Most importantly, never give a contractor any money up front
Contact Excel Roofing Today! Excel Roofing has been in business for over 24 years, we know how to work all year long.