What’s the Best Season to Replace Your Roof?

Replacing a roof isn’t a week-long event, sometimes it can take significantly longer. The temperature and weather all play a part in how successful roof replacement is. Despite this, the number one factor that affects how efficiently you can install your roof is how well-planned your roof replacement project has been. The season that you choose for your roof installation represents the second more critical consideration. The US News and World Report advises homeowners to avoid seasons that demonstrate unpredictable weather patterns. Even so, each season has its pros and cons. In this article, we’ll look into which one is most comfortable to start a roof installation in.

Removal old roof replacement with new shingles of an apartment building


Spring is the time of the year when the outdoors are most enticing. A roofing project done during this time may have to deal with some rain, but mostly the temperatures are pleasant. It’s also the best time of year for putting up asphalt shingle roofs since temperatures during winter can be too cold and during summer can be too hot to set appropriately.


The summer months are excellent for roof installation in some parts of the country, but in Austin, it can be far too hot to do a sound roofing installation. According to The Spruce, many homeowners choose the late spring into the early fall as where they want to start their roof replacement. This choice encompasses all of the summer as well. The only real downside is the availability of personnel to install your roof. Summer is a busy season, and you might end up pushing it back until the real heat of late summer sets in, and being up on a roof can be uncomfortable.


Fall’s cold weather, low humidity, and little chance of unpredictable rain makes it a favorite to some roofing installation companies. Unfortunately, the late summer rush usually spills over into fall, and getting an appointment with a professional roofing company can be very difficult. Contractors also prioritize the roofs that need the most work.


Winter is the most challenging season to choose for roofing installation. As The National Post mentions, winter is among the worst times for roofing since being out in the cold and wind isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. It’s not just about the contractor’s comfort, either. The sealing that shingle roofs use needs a minimum of 45-degree temperatures to work. Some roofing contractors still do work in the winter, but it’s a risky choice.

Replacing Your Roof at the Right Time

Preserving your roof for as long as possible is the best course of action. Even so, roofs can’t last forever, and they eventually need to be replaced. You should plan your roofing replacement schedule to fit the best time for you. Ideally, it would be sometime during the late spring to early fall. If you find yourself without a roof in winter, you might regret it. The earlier in the year you choose to do your replacement, the less likely you’ll end up in such a dire situation.