When is the Best Time of the Year to Install a New Flat Roof?
Replacing a flat roof requires a lot of planning. Many factors such as financial needs availability will play a role in deciding when to install a new roof. One factor that might not immediately come to mind is when the installation will take place. When will you need it? When’s the best time to do it?
The season in which the installation takes place will affect the process. Unless you live in an area without seasons, this is a major factor. The good news is that if there’s a drastic need, the job can get done. Installation is possible throughout all seasons of the year. However, each season has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Here’s what to expect for the installation of industrial flat roofing throughout the year.
Fall is many people’s favorite time of year, and it’s easy to see why. The leaves turn pretty colors, school starts back up, and the heat of summer finally cools down. Fall is possibly the best season to sit around a campfire outside. Not only that, it’s also the best season to install a new flat roof.
The weather is perfect. Installing a new roof means the workers are in the sun all day long. This can become extremely uncomfortable if the weather is too hot. The heat can also affect how the materials adhere to surfaces during installation. Finding that sweet spot between too hot and too cold is a great asset to the installation process.
If you live in a snowy climate, having a new roof installed just before winter is perfect. Nothing protects better against the elements than a new flat roof for your business. Snow quickly grows heavy and if the proper barriers aren’t in place, it can create problems.
Along those lines, new roofs regulate temperature much better than older roofs. This is certainly appreciated in winter when the temperature falls below comfort-levels.
The trade-off is that everyone else who needs a new roof does so at this time as well. This can lead to longer wait times to get your job done.
Nothing beats the first time you can walk outside without a coat after the cold summer months let up. The snow is melting and the birds are singing. It’s a great time to take stock of your surroundings. A major point of consideration needs to be the condition of your industrial flat roof.
Luckily, spring is the next best time of year to install a new roof for similar reasons to that of fall. The sun has yet to reach its full potential. The cold of winter is gone but the difficult season can often leave behind wear and tear. Potholes aren’t the only example of this.
The temperate climate allows roofers to efficiently and expertly install a new flat roof. It’s important to get this done before the weather changes because energy efficiency is key in the summer.
The only drawback of springtime installations is the fact that spring brings a lot of rain. Rain makes roofing very difficult and extends production time. If you can get lucky enough to complete an installation between bouts of rain, spring is a great time to invest in a flat roof.
People picture barbecues and camping trips when they think of summer. Rarely do they think of replacing their flat roof. But just because a roof replacement might not be as fun as a trip to the beach, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done.
Summer is hot. There’s just no way around that. Your particular location will dictate how much this will be an issue.
Summer is also fairly consistent. Thunderstorms pop up here and there, which is not good for roofing, but the season is relatively dry. This makes scheduling an installation for a flat roof easier. The heat will present its own challenges to the installation crew, however.
The attractiveness of a winter installation for your flat roof depends on your climate. If you live in an area where the temperatures reach single digits, winter isn’t the best time to get a new roof. Opening up the top of your building to those frigid temperatures wouldn’t make anyone’s day. This becomes doubly clear once snow is introduced to the equation.
But if you live in an area that experiences moderate winters, it has some surprising advantages. This is the slow season for roofers because of these temperature challenges. However, this can work to your advantage. Roofers are more readily available. This means you won’t have to wait as long to get the job done.
Regardless of where you are on the calendar, a new industrial flat roof installation can be done. Each season comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. You can weigh these against each other depending on the urgency of your need and your expectations for the installation.
Looking to replace your industrial flat roofing system? Contact JBK Roofing today!