Like anything else that is attached to your house, the roof has a finite useful life. This means that you will ultimately need to replace it regardless of how well it is maintained. Typically, an asphalt roof will last about 20 years while a metal roof will last for 25 years or more. Although some months are better to complete this project than others, you should be able to have your roof replaced regardless of what the calendar says.
Ideal Conditions for a Roof Replacement
The spring and fall months can be ideal times of the year to have a roof replaced as the cool temperatures and relative lack of humidity make it easy to get work done quickly. However, it is important to keep in mind that the spring months can be chilly and rainy, which may cause delays before or after a project starts. Depending on when the work is done, there is also the possibility of dealing with snow, ice, or frost if you decide to have your roof replaced during the spring or fall seasons.
Another potential advantage of having a roof replacement project during either of these seasons is that contractors may not be as busy. Typically, the early spring months and late fall seasons are slow times as homeowners may not be thinking about outdoor projects. Regardless, the folks at Aspen Roofing Services in Boston, MA, would be glad to install or repair your roof at any point during the year. In addition, we can fix or install gutters or other components that help protect your home against the elements.
Roof Replacement During the Summer Months
The summer season is a prime time of the year for a roof replacement as the long days allow work to be completed in a more efficient manner. You can also count on the weather being warm enough to allow crews to work without delays. However, crews may need to take more frequent breaks during periods of extreme heat or humidity. Furthermore, it’s generally not safe to work on a roof during periods of severe weather that can pop up with little or no warning during the summer months. If we need to stop work for any reason, your roof will likely be covered by a tarp or other materials to avoid water getting into your home and causing other types of damage.
You should understand that roofing contractors may have lead times of several weeks or months for nonemergency projects. Therefore, if you don’t get around to hiring someone until late April or May, you may have little choice other than to have your roof replaced in July or postpone the project until the fall.
Roof Replacement During the Winter
The winter season is one that you may overlook when it comes to having your roof repaired or replaced. Fortunately, you don’t need to put off necessary repairs or upgrades just because the weather is a little cold outside. If you need emergency service, you should never hesitate to call for help. For instance, if the roof collapses under the weight of snow or ice, you can’t wait several weeks to have the issue taken care of. The same is true of any leaks or other problems that may occur due to ice dams or because the roof is just old and defective.
It is important to understand that snowy weather or extremely cold temperatures can cause delays because of worker safety issues. Ice and snow-covered roofs and below-freezing temperatures pose safety issues for workers, and sometimes, it is necessary to wait until those conditions improve before beginning work. Furthermore, moisture from melted ice and snow might cause problems that may lead to an extended project timeline.
Aspen Roofing Services End-to-End Roofing Services
If you are looking to have your home’s roof replaced, don’t hesitate to call Aspen Roofing Services today! In addition to residential roof replacement and commercial roof replacement, we can also provide services such as roof repairs and maintenance, roof raking, or ice dam removal to ensure that the roof, gutters, and downspouts can work at peak efficiency. Finally, we can work on metal roofs, commercial and industrial roofs, and historical roofs in addition to asphalt roofs.
Contact Aspen Roofing Services and have us take a look at your Boston roof.