There are several different ways you can look at this (even before we begin to account for the unpredictable British climate!). For starters, winter isn’t usually going to be ideal, while you’re more likely to experience longer, better weather in summertime (or, at the very least, that’s what we hope for!).
However, there are pros and cons throughout every season to take into consideration – here’s a season-by-season guide to choosing the right time to replace your roof.
As the flowers start to bloom and the wind begins to pick up, springtime offers an opportune, evenly spread combination of light and dark throughout each day. This gives your roofing contractor a lengthy period every day to get to work, meaning that you have a good chance of getting a full roof replacement completed within a shorter space of time.
However (there’ll be a however in each season here), the days are still cold – and, as the wind picks up, it can create difficult, even unworkable conditions for roofing professionals.
Although it can often let you down, summer is at least supposed to be the ideal time to work outdoors. Hopefully, your roofing professionals will stay hydrated and doused in sun cream during the balmier weather, and may even work longer daylight hours to get the job done in fewer total days.
However… heavy summer rain can hit unexpectedly, making work impossible even for just an hour at a time, and summer is actually a tough time for your roof overall. Heat and sunlight can really test a roof, so it could be argued that you should delay the work for a few more weeks until…
Once we reach September, the days naturally cool off and, although rainfall can be a little bit more unpredictable, heavy, unanticipated showers are generally less frequent. You can also be sure that daylight won’t be an issue, at least until later in the year, and workers will be able to start early, if required, and spend full days on the project.
Howe… but… (just to change it up a bit), when leaves are swirling through the air, they can create tough conditions even for the most (excuse the pun) seasoned professional.
For roofers in Darlington, Donnington, Dunbar and beyond, winter is the toughest time to guarantee a roof replacement goes smoothly and will be completed on time. Some days are unworkable, others can be stop-start throughout the day, and frost and snow can completely stop play for days at a time.
For replacing a roof, winter should probably be avoided wherever possible – although, if the work is urgent, your roofing contractor will no doubt endeavour to do what they can. They might recommend a repair that will keep your roof right until spring, and complete the work then.
The glorious British climate brings unpredictable conditions at all times of year, but a full roof replacement is likelier to be undertaken problem-free in spring, summer or autumn. The final however, however, is on availability.
In spring, roofers may already be set to take care of roof repairs and replacements that were impossible during winter – while, in summer, you may also find a contractor harder to come by. If you plan it just right, autumn may be the time to guarantee the right weather and the services of an eager roofing contractor who is ready to get the job done before winter sets in again.