When’s The Best Time of Year to Have Your Roof Replaced

You’re doing your spring roof maintenance to make sure it’s ready for our Colorado rain and hail storms, and you noticed more and more bare spots on your asphalt shingles. You’re thinking maybe this is the year for a new roof and you’re wondering when’s the best time of year to have your roof replaced. It’s a great question, one we get asked on occasion.

image of workers installing a new asphalt shingle roof

Technically, any time of the year is fine to replace a roof. It really comes down to temperature and weather. We can replace your roof at any time of the year as long as it’s going to be above 40º, it’s not windy, raining, or snowing.

Shingle manufacturers recommend installing asphalt shingles in 40º and rising temperatures so the adhesive strip on the underside of the shingles can adhere to the below shingle. The adhesive strip needs warmer temperatures, such as 40º or above, to relax and get a little tacky. Otherwise, wind warranties could be compromised.

It’s dangerous to roof when it’s windy. Wind gusts could blow shingles off before they’re secured down. What’s more, our roofing crew could also get blown-over. A gentle breeze is one thing and no problem, but a truely windy day is an entirely different situation and too dangerous.

If it’s above 40º and not windy, but it’s raining, that’s a problem. For one, when a roof deck gets wet, it’s becomes slippery and dangerous to walk on. We also don’t want to tear off your old roof while it’s raining and expose your roof deck to rain, then install your new roof and trap that moisture. That’s not smart. For the same reasons, we don’t want to replace your roof while it’s snowing. If it’s snowing, it’s probably not above 40º, anyway.

Best Time of Year to Replace Your Roof

We’re usually quicker to install a new roof in the Spring and non-hail season. Spring is March, April, and May. Hail season in Colorado is, according to Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) from April 15 to September 15, with the highest number of hail storms typically taking place in June and the most destructive storms typically occurring in the middle of that month.

Therefore, March and April are typically good months to have your roof replaced, as well as late Summer, such as September, and early Fall, like October and November. It’s typically too cold in December and January to have your roof replaced in Colorado.

According to Time and Date, here are the average temperatures in Colorado by month.

average Colorado temperatures

The Bottom Line

Contact us any time to discuss and schedule your new roof. It will take time to order and deliver materials, and schedule your roof installation. We do our best to schedule and install your new roof as soon as possible, weather permitting. 🙂