If you know it’s about time to replace your roof, there are many factors you will need to consider. One thing to think about is the timing of the project. As with many consumer products, there is a busy season and a slow season for roofing companies. What are the benefits of having a roof replacement done during a slow versus busy season?
Lower Labor Costs
Before you begin any cost analysis, you will first have to find a roofing company. Do your homework and be wary of promises that seem way too good to be true: they usually are. Once you find a good, quality roofer, you want to try and schedule your installation during the offseason. The offseason is determined by a few factors, first of which is the area you live in. If you live in Florida, the offseason will typically be the winter months when rainfall is minimum; however, the weather is still unpredictable. Most roofing companies want you to get your roof replaced in the fall when the weather is at its best. It is usually the driest and coolest time for outdoor projects. Labor is cheaper in the offseason. Roofers will typically negotiate more during this time as well.
The reality is if you are in need of a roof replacement, you need to get it done as soon as possible. The longer you let a degraded roof go, the more likely you will find more significant problems down the road. Water seeping in will grow mold in your attic and can cause boards to rot. This can eventually lead to respiratory issues for you and your family. Hopefully, your need happens during a slower season.
If you are in need of a roof replacement, your best chance at saving some money will be getting it installed in the offseason. When that is depends on the area of the country you live in. Do some research and make sure you stick with a reputable roofing company from the get-go.