Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 by Steph Lauer
When is the best time of year to replace your roof? This question is often asked by homeowners, and there is no set answer. When determining the best time of year, consider where you live and what materials you are using for your roof. In Wisconsin, it is typical to use asphalt shingles due to their durability to the elements. If you are replacing your roof with asphalt shingles in Wisconsin, many consider springing the ideal season to replace a roof.
Everyone would agree, that the best time to replace an asphalt roof is during mild temperatures. Hot weather can cause the shingles to soften and become too pliable, which increases the risk of scuffing them when nailing them down. Cold weather, on the other hand, can make the shingles brittle and more likely to crack. The best temperature to replace an asphalt roof is between 40 and 85 degrees. Many roofers will also be more comfortable in these temperatures, causing them to work quickly and efficiently.
Spring is not the only time that is good for replacing roofs in Wisconsin. Fall is also a popular time since the weather is similarly mild, and there is generally less rain than during the springtime. Homeowners who want to avoid a long waitlist and get a cheaper price may opt to replace their roofs in early winter.
However, if installing other roof types, the weather may not be as important. For example, if you're looking to install a metal roof, this can be done at almost any time of the year. The same applies to most types of commercial roofing projects, these will not be as affected by the weather as much.
While spring is typically the best time to replace an asphalt roof in Wisconsin, it can still be accomplished at any time of the year. If you need an emergency roof repair or replacement, don't wait for spring. An emergency roof replacement is usually needed when your roof has been damaged by a severe storm or it is leaking and causing water damage to your home. Waiting for spring to replace your roof in these cases could cause further damage to your home.
Now that you know what the best time of year for roof replacement is, contact Badgerland Exteriors to get your roof replacement scheduled. Whether you need help after a storm, or your roof is just aging and it's time for a replacement, Badgerland Exteriors will help you through the process to make it as easy as possible for you.