What Time of Year is Best to Replace a Roof?

What Time of Year is Best to Replace a Roof Clawson, MI

Did your neighbors recently replace their roofs? Property developers tend to build houses in a neighborhood around the same time. This means that you may need to schedule roof replacement sooner than you think. 

Roofs are a vital part of any house, making roof repairs a high demand service. Our roofing contracts are in demand all year round, but there are better times to get an estimate and service than other seasons. For more information, read on then request a free quote with one of our roofing contractors in Oakland County, MI.


As soon as the snow melts and the ground starts to thaw, temperatures may be high enough to start roof replacement. Keep in mind that certain roofing products need to be installed in warm weather to avoid failing prematurely. Spring is one of the busiest times for our roofing contractors.


Summer is the perfect time for roof installation because most homeowners will be busy planning their vacations, weekend getaways, graduation parties, etc. Due to less competition for our roofing services, you can get your roof estimate in early summer to ensure your roof replacement is done before fall.

However, be sure you don’t wait, because our contractors will still be in high demand due to the overflow from Spring. Plus everyone that didn’t schedule it in Spring or early may be rushing to get it done in late Summer or Fall.


Fall is another busy time for our roofers because it’s when homeowners scramble to replace their deteriorating roofs before the snow arrives. Since summer weather is typically sunny, many homeowners don’t realize they have roofing issues until fall brings rain and high winds. The good news, you can prep your roof for fall.


We don’t recommend installing a new roof in winter. Many roofing materials (like asphalt shingles) need to be installed at certain temperatures in order to work properly. This is why it’s important to plan ahead for roof installation so you don’t discover a leaking roof in the middle of February.

Ice dams form when the temperature of the roof is higher than that of the eaves. As snow melts on the roof, the water flows down toward the eaves. This water freezes into an ice sheet once it reaches the cold eaves, preventing future meltwater from escaping. 

If the ice dam persists, the water takes the path of least resistance by seeping into your ceilings and walls. One of the best ways to prevent ice dams from happening is to keep your roof and attic cold to prevent snow from melting.

If we experience a mild winter, our roofing contractors may be able to do a small roof leak repair to tide you over until spring. However, keep in mind that emergency roof repairs are in higher demand in winter. Residential roofing is more likely to leak under the stress of high winds, snow, sleet, hail, and freeze-thaw cycles.

Don’t Wait Until Your Roof Leaks

It may seem obvious to replace your roof before it leaks, but you wouldn’t believe how many homeowners put it off until the last minute. We understand that a new roof is an investment in your home. 

However, every drop of water you ignore accumulates over time. If you ignore a deteriorating roof, you could end up with water damage inside your attic, walls, and the rest of your home.

Your roof is responsible for shielding your home from the elements. If you notice your roof is damaged or starting to fade, you’ll want to call our local roofing contractors as soon as possible.

One of the first steps of roof replacement is to explore different types of materials. After deciding on which would be the best for your home, we can gather the proper tools and equipment then go from there.

Call Us Today

Our roofing contractors in Oakland County, MI can help you explore your options for a new roof. To request a consultation for roof replacement, call Kastler Construction, Inc. at (248) 655-5580.

This blog post has been updated.