The roof is undoubtedly the most important part of a home and, apart from the walls, the only essential one. The roof is the foundation of your home and it is what protects you and your family from the outside elements, so you want to make sure that it’s maintained and kept in great shape. If your roof looks visibly damaged or is leaking, it’s time for a replacement—but when should you get it replaced? There is an optimal time of year to partake in most tasks, and roofing is no different. In the Maryland and D.C. area, summer is the best time for roofing replacement.
EC Roofing has been serving residents since 1992, and in that time, we have become Maryland’s go-to roofing company. If you have any questions about installing a new roof on your home, contact us today at 410.237.8046 to schedule a free consultation and estimate.
Summer Roof Installation
The fact that summer is the ideal season for a new roof installation is no secret; summer tends to be the busiest time of the year for a roof installation company. New roof installation is best performed in the summer because it provides the optimal weather conditions for both the materials we work with and our workers themselves.
Roofing Materials & Cold Weather
Roofing materials don’t perform well under extremely cold conditions, such as the ones we have here in Maryland throughout the winter and early spring. It might sound crazy that a roofing shingle, something that withstands the outside elements around the clock, shouldn’t be installed in freezing temperatures due to fragility. When a shingle freezes, it becomes brittle so that when our high-powered nail guns exert large amounts of pressure on them, they may break.
Roofing Season Starts in the Spring
Winter months can be extremely harsh in Maryland and presents a danger to our employees. A roof is the last place you want to be when everything is covered in ice. Spring is a valid choice for a new roof installation, but the rainfall is at its highest point of the year and may cause job delays. Ideally, you want to schedule your roof installation for early or late summer to take advantage of the best weather conditions. These times of the year have minimal rainfall and aren’t going to be as hot as the middle of summer would be. Pair optimal weather with the longest days of the year, and you have the perfect recipe for a long, comfortable, and safe workday.
Safety, Efficiency, Affordability, and Lasting Results
Having a roof installed during the summer has many advantages but more important than anything listed is the safety and comfort of the workers. Extreme weather on both ends of the spectrum presents hazards to roofing workers and should be avoided for their safety.
Roof Installation Starts Here
While it may be difficult to see and understand how your roof impacts your home, leave it to the experts to help you determine the best type and timing of replacing your roof and keeping a good “roof over your heads.” In addition to our Maryland roofing services, we also offer the following:
Contact EC Roofing and Home Services today at 410.237.8046, or contact us online to schedule your free consultation and quote. Summer is our busiest time of the year, and it may be hard to schedule a roof replacement if you wait until the last minute. Schedule yours in advance to avoid the summertime rush!