One of the biggest and most important home repair or improvement projects a homeowner will ever tackle is roof replacement.  And unless you've got a steel or other metal roof that will likely outlive you, chances are that you'll face it at least once in your home-owning years.  So how do you know when it's the best time to schedule having your new roof installed?

After you've chosen your roofing contractor and roofing material, the next big decision is when to do it.  Of course, your schedule and time commitment is going to matter, but you also want to make sure you know when the busy times are and what to expect as well.

Some homeowners do not think about the weather restrictions there might be when installing a roof, depending the type of material they choose to put on the home.

When is the worst time to schedule a roof replacement?

The worst time to schedule and try to get in is when the roofers are booked solid and are having a hard time accommodating all the customers who'd like to get their new roofs installed ASAP.  You might see a recommendation that fall is the best time to get a new roof, but in terms of scheduling it could be one of the worst times.  Spring is also a busy time - people have been thinking about getting a new roof all winter and when spring comes they are on the phone with roofing contractors trying to get on their schedule.

Why should you schedule your new roof project during a slow season?

Scheduling your roofing for a slow season is ideal because you often you can get a better price.  Since they are slow but want to keep their crews working, you may be able to negotiate the costs on all levels with them. And because their schedule isn't so tight, you will have less stress, better quality work (they will have plenty of time to devote to your project) and you will not have to wait as long to get the work started or finished.

There is a super slow time in summer and one in winter. Depending on what you feel is best, both of these times might be able to provide you with a new roof. Of course, you have to look at the weather and speak with the roofer to find out if they are okay with doing it then but it might prove to be a good way to go. That being said, you can't schedule an asphalt roof replacement in winter because asphalt shingles will crack in cold weather and won't cure properly.  That's not true of metal roofing - it can be installed at any time. Temperature has minimal affect on steel and other metal roofing.  

Speak with us here at Metal Roofing & Siding of Minnesota to find out how we can provide you with the right roof for your home, at the right time. We always provide quality products and workmanship and never double book because we want all of our clients to be happy with the quality of services that they receive. Oh, and no matter how busy we are, you can be sure your job will be done right.