When Is The Best Time To Replace Your Roof?
Roof looking a little shabby? Are you noticing missing shingles, discoloration, or experiencing leaks or wet spots? Maybe your roof is nearing the end of its life span (20-25 years for shingle roofs, 30 years for metal roofs)
Those are the telltale signs of needing a roof repair or replacement. But, regardless of the need to replace or repair, it needs to happen sooner or later.
We know that emergency repairs happen after major storms, fires, or any other type of destructive event, but it’s always best to plan ahead for when your roof might need to be fixed or replaced.
So how do you know when the best time to replace your roof might be? We’ve got your answers right here in this blog!
Know What To Look For
As we said above, there are telltale signs of needing to repair or replace a roof. If you aren’t already getting your roof inspected at least once a year, you may not be seeing any “invisible” damage or damage has been done underneath the main roof covering.
Things like flashing around protruding roof objects like pipes and chimneys can wear down from the elements, and the tight seal that once kept water and moisture out can now be allowing that moisture to seep in and slowly erode the structures underneath.
“But wouldn’t my ceiling leak?” No, not necessarily. It might be hidden by dripping behind the walls or be a slow drip that slowly does damage to just the structure over time.
If you can’t remember the last time you had your roof inspected, it is imperative that you call your roofing contractor to come out and look. You could be saving yourself thousands of dollars by having a simple repair done compared to a full replacement.
However, if you do believe it is nearing the time for a roof replacement, or if your roofing contractor tells you to prepare for a roof replacement in the near future, here are the best times to replace your roof in Texas.
Best Time To Replace Your Roof
Luckily for the homeowners in Texas, we don’t experience long harsh winters like our neighbors to the North. Typically the best time to repair your roof is early fall or mid-spring/early summer. However, roofing companies are slammed during those months, prices are increased, and you could be waiting weeks or months to even get started.
That is why we tell people to plan ahead. Schedule your roof repair or replacement at least 4-5 months in advance so that you can be fit into that “sweet spot” of a time frame. Many people wait to call right when the damage is noticeable, or it is an “emergency” fix. But, again, we know that unforeseeable events happen, and we do consider those when preparing our projects.
But again, luckily for Texas homeowners, you can get a roof replacement in the off-season, which could be October-November or February-May, barring any bad weather conditions like freezing, snow, or rain.
If you live in Texas, you can get your roof replaced practically any month of the year. Roofing systems are best installed in dry weather when the temperature is above 45 degrees. Even in the winter, Texas temperatures can reach the 70s or 80s.
Our best advice for the best time to replace your roof would be to schedule an inspection and make a plan with your San Antonio roofer to anticipate when that replacement might happen.
It is a big undertaking and could even put your family out of the house for a short period of time. It is also a costly project. One that doesn’t come cheap. So it is best to prepare and save. A roof inspection and replacement plan give you that time!
Need To Schedule An Inspection Or Replacement? Contact Stephens Roofing Today!
If you live in the San Antonio, Boerne, Austin, or surrounding areas and need to schedule a roof inspection or possible replacement, schedule your appointment with Stephens Roofing today!
For over 40 years, we have been helping Texas homeowners and business owners repair, replace and install residential roofing and commercial roofing systems.
To learn more about our services, browse our website and check out our blog page featuring articles like Top 5 Tips For Winterizing Your Roof.
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