I had a recent insurance settlement to replace a roof following a hailstorm. I
have two years to make the repairs, so I'm in no hurry since there are no leaks
since the damage is mainly superficial at this point (I had just enough hail
dings in 3-tab shingles, and none are missing). Since this area is still prone
to hailstorms this time of year, I'd hate to replace it now, have another
hailstorm (and my large insurance deductible) all over again. Some of my
neighbors with equal damage have already started doing theirs, while others
appear to be in no hurry. So I may wait until storm season is over. But then
we would be into summer, and is it bad to put on a new roof in the hottest part
of the summer? Would it be better if I wait until the fall months? Thanks
But it's uncomfortable, believe me, in the hotter months. Also, foot traffic on
a hot roof will mar the shingles.You can roof year round. If you can, wait 'til
the cooler months. Tom
Someday, it'll all be over....
I would say the spring is the best time, followed by summer. You don't
want to do it in early winter or late fall when the new shingles may end up
going most of the winter before they get hot enough to seal properly.
However I suggest another factor is when are the roofers less busy.
Better situation to negotiate prices in summer when work is slower. I
recently did ours, a first time experience. If I had it to do over I
would chose summer for an additional reason. Any trim that might need
repair, touching up or replacement, I could do before they finish.
Also, I could better remove some of the stuff that fell through into the
attic when they striped off the old stuff. Since the guys that did our
roof sub contracted the stripping, I would ask for a day or so in
between stripping and the new roof to tend to these items.
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