As spring rolls in, you are probably starting to look into home improvement projects and ways to fix up your home's exterior. If your roof is on its last legs, you may be thinking of putting off replacing it until the weather is warm and dry. But while waiting until summer is an acceptable approach, you're probably best off replacing the roof as soon as possible -- during spring. Here are some reasons why.
Spring rain is hard on your roof.
If the roof is in poor condition now, it will be in even worse condition after a few more weeks of rainfall. As its condition continues to decline, leaks become more and more likely. You can replace the roof now and avoid the potential leaks, which could cause costly water damage. The new roof will be better able to resist decay from the incessant springtime rain.
Roofing in the summer is hot and hard.
Imagine being up on a dark colored roof as the sun beats down on you. There's no doubt about it -- roofing is hot in the summer! Although roofers work all through the summer months, doing so is harder than working in the cooler spring months. Your roof company may be able to complete your project faster in the spring since the workers won't get too hot and uncomfortable. You may even be able to get a discounted rate since the work won't be quite as hard on them.
Roofing companies may not be as busy yet.
People are just starting to plan their year's projects in the spring months. So, a lot of them won't have called roofing companies to make appointments yet. You'll find that the roofing companies have more availability for appointments in the spring than later in the year. This may allow you to choose from more roofing companies or better work the installation around your schedule.
Your home will look its best.
Spring is such a beautiful season with all of the blooming flowers and butterflies. Don't you want your home to look beautiful during this season, too? With a new roof, your home will look so much more pristine, and there won't be as many granules around your yard to clean up, either. If you wait until summer to re-roof your home, you will have to deal with ugly, messy granules and shingle pieces in the meantime, and that's no fun.