Replacing the roof of your home takes some careful planning and decision-making. Many factors come into play when replacing the roof of your home. These include the availability of your preferred roofing materials, the availability of your trusted roofing company, and especially the best season in which to complete your roofing project.
To complete your roofing project accurately and efficiently, your roofing company needs to be able to work in cool and stable weather conditions. This allows them to work uninterrupted and capable of completing your roofing project on time.
The best season to complete a roofing project changes, depending on where you reside, in Georgia, Spring is typically the best time of year for all your roofing needs.
Springtime is Georgia can sometimes feel brief. Often, the temperature shifts from the cold of winter to the heat of summer in just a few weeks. But if you plan ahead and are able to choose when you get your new roof installed, there are some advantages to a springtime roof installation. Spring, like fall, tends to see fewer rainy days. That means that it’s safer to replace a roof and there is less chance of a rain delay. Spring is also usually one of the slower seasons for roofing so you may get a better price both on labor and materials.
Summer can begin to get busy for roofers. Busier roofers mean there may be a premium charged for materials and labor. It also means that you may have to wait weeks or even a month or more to get your job started. This is especially true of established, reliable roofers who do lots of jobs all year round.
Summers in Georgia can get hot, and the added heat can have some adverse effects on asphalt shingle. Hot asphalt gets soft. It is more easily damaged and even torn. Nails also go through hot asphalt more easily, so roofers need to change the pressure on their nail guns and be a little extra careful not to tear through the shingles.
Asphalt shingle is self-sealing, but to seal properly, the temperature needs to be above 40 degrees for at least a few days. That’s not a problem here in Georgia except for the coldest months. But heat can also be a limiting factor. As the temperature rises to about 85 degrees, asphalt shingle can be hard to work with. The tar becomes softer and stickier. Shingles can stick together. Nail guns need to be adjusted appropriately for the softer material, or they’ll send nails ripping right through the shingles. As everything is softer and looser, shingles are also more prone to ripping or damage from foot traffic. So fall weather, when the temperature usually stays in the 70s during the day, is great weather for asphalt shingle.
Many homeowners feel like winter is not a time to be working on construction projects. But roofers do work all year. Depending on the type of roof you are installing, the winter weather may not even be an issue. For example, standing seam metal roofs can be installed any time of year. The only type of roofing that is particularly affected by weather is the asphalt shingle. Asphalt shingle is self-sealing. That means that the material on the underside of the shingles forms a watertight seal with the shingles below, but that seal requires the natural warmth of the sun. Luckily, the heat required is pretty low. As long as the temperature is above 40 degrees for a few days, the roof will seal. Here in Georgia, that would only cause a problem in the coldest winter months.
Another issue with roofing in the winter is the lack of daylight hours. As the days are shorter, it may take more days to install a roof, especially on a large home. Also, the cooler weather can make asphalt shingles more brittle and harder to work with. They can even crack or be damaged by foot traffic. However, any weather between 40 and 85 degrees is ideal for asphalt shingle, which includes most of the year here in Georgia.
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