The benefits of replacing your roof in spring/summer
If you’re treating your home to an upgrade this year, one question you should be asking is; what is the best time to install a new roof? Spring and summer are suggested to be the perfect seasons for replacing your roof, due to more stable weather, more efficient installation and longer daylight hours. Whilst Abbey Roofing is able to install and replace roofs all year round, we’ll be exploring the benefits of replacing your roof in the spring or summer.
Moisture levels are low
Winter weather can worsen roofing problems due to the action of snow piling up, dampening materials, freezing and refreezing, which can make things such as cracks more prominent. Precipitation is generally at its lowest point during the warmer months, which is favorable when laying or replacing a roof. Although roofing contractors undergo specialist training to protect a vulnerable house whilst work is in progress, it’s still important for them to work in moisture levels low during a project.
Less chance of interruptions
Though the UK’s weather can fluctuate, the conditions in spring and summer is often more predictable, allowing for contractors to work at a more efficient pace. Winter can bring rain, snow and wind, which can interrupt roofing contractors, slowing down progress on your project.
The bitterly cold weather can make roofing materials more brittle, thus difficult to lay. Sealants may also take longer to set due to the cooler temperatures. Overall, the speed and ease of the installation process is improved when carried out in spring or summer.
Boosts roof efficiency ready for winter
A damaged roof is bad news for the thermal efficiency of your home. Leaving issues untreated throughout winter can result in heat escaping through the roof and soaring energy bills. Getting problems sorted in the warmer months will buffer some of these energy costs and get your home winter-ready.
Cheaper and quicker
Autumn tends to be peak time for roofing work, and consequently, prices tend to be higher than usual. Avoid this costlier season by opting for spring or summer. The longer daylight hours and better weather will also give contractors more time to work on the project, resulting in quicker completion time.
Other things to consider:
- Your personal schedule, such as whether you have an upcoming holiday or guests staying over.
- Certain types of roofing materials may have certain restrictions regarding what weather conditions they are best installed in.
- Make sure you phone ahead to check the schedule of your desired roofing company to ensure they are available when you need them.
- Don’t neglect emergencies! If your roof has something dangerous wrong with it, you should call a 24/7 emergency roofing service – such as the one offered at Abbey Roofing.
Here at Abbey Roofing, we offer expert roof installation and replacements throughout the year to suit any schedule. Fully accredited by Competent Roofer, CHAS and Constructionline, our professionals are fully qualified to offer a wide range of roofing solutions for both domestic and commercial clients. We serve clients across Hemel Hempstead, Watford, St. Albans, Hertfordshire and North-West London – wherever you’re based, contact us today to book your repairs or installation.