When is the Best Time to Replace a Roof?

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When is the Best Time to Replace a Roof?

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Many homeowners wonder what the best time of year is to replace their roof. The short answer to this question is, you should always get a new roof when you need one. In the article below, we'll discuss what to expect for your roofing project during different seasons of the year.

Roof Replacement in the Fall

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If you think you may need a roof replacement but are concerned that it’s too late in the year to get it done, don’t worry. Although summer seems like most people’s preferred time of year for roof repairs and roof replacements, fall is actually a great time to have a new roof installed!

The comfortable weather that visits central Texas in September, October, and November makes for better working conditions for roof installers, allowing them to complete your job in a timely manner. After the extreme heat of late summer, autumn brings great weather to replace your roof and prepare your home to face winter storms. In short, the transition to cooler weather makes the fall an ideal time for outdoor home improvements and repairs.

Shingle manufacturers have made numerous advances in roofing technology to protect your home from the elements. A new shingle roof relies on thermal sealing to create a moisture resistant barrier to winter’s rain and ice. It is crucial that shingles are properly adhered before winter’s coldest temperatures set in.

During the fall, roof temperatures are still warmer than ground temperatures, meaning that asphalt shingles are at optimal conditions to adhere properly and protect your home from winter’s precipitation and falling temperatures. The lower humidity and mild, sunny afternoons allow your shingles the time that they need to effectively seal prior to the cooler, wetter winter temperatures.

Roofing in the fall can mean cost saving in the winter! A new roof can help reduce heating and cooling costs. By reroofing in the fall, you may be able to benefit from a better insulated home during the winter months, potentially saving you money on heating costs.

Although there tends to be a bit more precipitation in the fall than in the summer months, rain delays are less likely the earlier in the fall you start your project so call Orbit Roofing today to get on the schedule!

The Cons of Fall Roof Replacement

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The combination of fall's perfect roofing conditions and it being homeowners’ last chance to fix their roof before winter blows in, typically makes this is a very busy time for most roofers. You'll notice that most roofers are extremely busy in the summer months, meaning that summer roofing jobs can often spill over into the fall months. That being said, installers can work more efficiently in the cooler weather and not have to face the weather delays that are common during spring roof installation.

If you’re thinking fall is going to be the season you want to have your roof replaced, make sure to plan ahead. Fall tends to be a busy time for roofing companies so call Orbit Roofing to get a quote and get on the schedule so your spot is reserved for this prime season. By having us replace your roof before the winter weather sets in, you can be confident that your home is capable of withstanding winter storms.

Asphalt Shingles in the Winter

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The precipitation and cold weather of December, January, and February won’t completely stop professional roofing contractors from replacing your home’s roof! The winter season comes with specific challenges, but an experienced roofer like Orbit Roofing will be able to plan for your roof installation and get it done correctly.

The biggest benefit to installing your roof in the winter is that most roofer's schedules will open up. A lot of roofers are busy during the winter months with other types of building work, but still have more openings than they will at other times of the year. Weather conditions permitting, you will have an easier time getting on the schedule than any other season. This is great if you have put off replacing a damaged roof or are experiencing roof repair issues.

Call Orbit Roofing today to discuss your roof replacement. At Orbit Roofing we always plan for the weather to make sure that your roofing materials are installed in the best conditions possible!

The Cons of Winter Roof Replacement

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The biggest concern with contacting roof repair companies during the winter are the cold temperatures. We tend to have more mild winters in central Texas than other parts of the country. However, the later in the season you wait to have your roof replaced, the more of a concern the cold climate becomes.

During extremely cold weather, roofing materials harden, making shingles more brittle. Experienced roofers, like Orbit Roofing, will plan accordingly and have the right supplies on hand and only install them when temperatures permit in order to ensure that your roof is installed to specifications.

The shorter days in the winter are also something to think about and will affect your schedule when getting your shingles replaced. Keep in mind this is the slow season, so it shouldn't pose to much of a problem, but it does mean that your roofing crew will have less daylight hours to work.

There's no question that when it's time to replace your roof, it needs to get done. Call Orbit Roofing any time of year to discuss your roof replacement options. We are a professional roofing contractor with the knowledge an know how to replace your roof shingles no matter the climate.

Getting a New Roof in the Spring

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If you experienced any issues with your roof during the winter months, chances are getting your roof replaced or your roof repaired in the spring is at the top of your to do list. Gradually warmer weather in March, April, and May makes it a great season for roof installations. Spring weather is much milder than winter with more sun. We also experience lower humidity than the summer months, making for great roofing conditions.

Since the winter season is a little slower for roofers, roofing contractors won't have carry over projects into the spring - meaning that roofing company schedules won't be packed. The open schedule means they'll be able to fit you in sooner rather than later. You'll be able to head into summer without any home repair worries holding you back.

Cons of Spring Roof Replacement

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Weather does tend to be wetter in the spring. Although you could get on a roof company's schedule a little sooner in the spring, your project could be pushed back slightly by rain. With most roofing companies, the delay only tends to be a day or two depending on how many of their projects had to be rescheduled due to weather.

At Orbit Roofing we always keep a close eye on the weather and plan ahead so that we complete your roof replacement in the best conditions possible. Call us today to get on the schedule!

Having your Roof Replaced in the Summer

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June, July, and August are the most popular season for roof replacement because of the consistent weather. The days are longer, and the sun is bright. This means there's plenty of heat for the strip on the back of your asphalt shingles to activate and properly adhere, ensuring a good seal on your asphalt shingles. This can definitely help with future missing shingles due to shingle flyoffs from extreme winds or leaks from wind driven rain.

Planning ahead for this busy season is recommended. An early summer roof installation means lower humidity, less likelihood of extreme summer storms, and more bearable temperatures. Installing your roofing system earlier could even save you money, making your home more energy efficient for the hotter months ahead. Call Orbit Roofing today to plan for your summer roof replacement!

Cons of Summer Roof Replacement

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Peak summer produces extreme heat. Remember that roof temperatures can be up to 20 degrees hotter than ground temperatures! This can make for difficult working conditions for roofers. Intensely hot temperatures have the potential to impact the installation of your roofing materials because the asphalt shingles could soften. An expert roofing company like Orbit Roofing will plan ahead for these conditions to ensure that your roof is installed properly.

Summer is a popular time to get your roof replaced. The popularity of this prime season means that it's going to be harder to get on the schedule and get your roofing home improvement job done quickly. Many people are scheduling roof inspections due to potential damage from spring storms or already have insurance estimates for their roof replacement and are ready to get the job done. This means here could be a longer wait from the inspection to the roofing crew getting to work on your home.

At Orbit Roofing, we understand that your home is your biggest investment and getting your roof repaired or replacing your roof quickly is important to you. We take advantage of the longer summer days to help as many neighbors as we can with their roofing issues. Give us a call to get on the schedule!

Past Roof Damage

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If you waited to file an insurance claim due to winter storms, spring hail, or summer storms, it’s not too late! You can still file an insurance claim to repair or replace your past roof damage. In fact, it may be critical that you do so. Although you do have time to file your roofing insurance claims, there are time limits on filing a claim. At Orbit Roofing, our experienced roof consultants can help by identifying past storm damage as well as any other issues that may affect the integrity of your roof.

It's important to note that any existing roof damage, even if it is seemingly minor, will most likely get worse. Call Orbit Roofing at any time of year to assess any damage that may have occurred to your roof during the stormy months. A roofing system that has already been compromised can cause expensive damage. We'll perform a thorough examination of your roof. If your roof is having issues, a roof replacement sooner rather than later can save money in the long run.

Hiring a Roofing Contractor

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What if your roof isn't leaking right now? What if there are no signs of hail damage on your roof? Should you just wait until the next storm comes through and cross your fingers? No way! If you have an older roof that is causing you problems, you need to get it replaced. Regular wear and tear, exposure, repeated bad weather, and granule loss can add up to a lot of problems.

Call Orbit Roofing to get a free roof health check. Every roof needs to be replaced, it's just a question of when. We'll evaluate your roof and let you know how much life is left in your shingles so you can feel confident no matter what season you're heading into.

When to Replace Your Roof

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As you've seen, the best time to replace your roof is when you need one. You might have a number of other questions about roof replacements, including what king of roofing materials are available, the cost of different types of roofs and how roof size affects that cost, and which type of asphalt roof shingles will be best for your home. Don’t worry! At Orbit Roofing we're happy to answer all of your questions regarding asphalt shingle roofing, tile roofing, and metal roofing. We will evaluate your roof so that you can make an informed decision for your family.

We are proud to offer top of the line roofing materials for every budget and style of home. Your replacement roof is your chance to improve the curb appeal of your home while ensuring that you and your family are protected from harsh weather conditions.

Don't put off your roofing job due to weather conditions. Your roofing consultant will be able to schedule your roof for the optimal weather conditions in any season. When replacing your roof, we'll plan for clear weather when tearing off your old roof, we'll make sure that your roof will seal effectively, and that your new roof looks as good as it functions. Call Orbit Roofing today to get on our schedule!

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