Late summer and early autumn are the busiest times of the year for roofing companies, which means they are also the most expensive periods to have a roof installed. Some homeowners have to wait a month to have their new roof installed during the peak seasons in the roofing industry.

It is recommended, therefore, that homeowners schedule about three weeks in advance with a Madison roofing company to ensure their new roof is installed when it is convenient for them. Suppliers raise the cost of roofing materials during the peak roofing season, which results in roofers having to charge more as well. Sometimes, homeowners can still have a new roof installed in the late summer if they sign the contract before the cost of materials increases.

Late summer and early autumn are the peak time periods for installing a new roof because usually the least amount of rain occurs. Less rain means more time to work on the roof without interruptions. In addition, the weather is more predictable and roofing contractors can enjoy cooler days while working.

Homeowners who want to save money on having a new roof installed should schedule the construction to take place during early summer, spring or winter. Material and labor costs are typically lower during those periods.

Another advantage of scheduling a new roof installation during the early summer, spring or winter is less competition for hiring the roofing company the homeowner prefers.

Sometimes, a roofing company has too many time slots filled up, and the homeowner either has the option of waiting a month or finding another roofing contractor.

One thing Madison homeowners should be aware of is that, when a new roof is installed in the winter, most manufacturer roof warranties do not change to accommodate installation temperature conditions. New shingles must undergo a special thermal sealing process in order to securely keep them in place. If the temperature is too cold, the shingles take longer to seal and are thus are more prone to damage until they have sealed. In warm temperatures, on the other hand, shingles seal quickly. In the winter, however, it can take weeks for the shingles to finally seal.

When is the best time to have a roof installed? This depends on what’s most important to the individual homeowner. Late summer and autumn are ideal because the temperature is comfortable and the weather is more predictable. The downside is that roofing companies are easily booked because everyone wants his or her home worked on during the prime seasons. Roofing suppliers increase prices of materials as well during those periods.