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Old 03-21-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Does timing of roof matter?

is there a difference in price and quality for when a roof is put on in late spring, summer or early fall?

in other words, are roofers burnt out by end of summer/fall? and do prices go up or down by end of summer/fall?

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Spring is best, all the way around.


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I would second for late spring, so the summer heat rolls around and softens the roof causing it to stick together better before winds reap havoc. I'm no roof expert, but this has always been my thought on the subject.
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Spring or fall.
Nothing wrong with hot summer days either, roof may just take a little longer because conscience and sane roofers get off the roof when its 100+ outside.
Spring is likely best for pricing as well, as shingles tend to cost more in the future then they do now.
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Beginning of spring. Your first on there list.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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Summer? The roofers start earlier in the day.

Timing? Best time is when the roofers are hungry.....where you are determines that. Most people don't put on a roof until it leaks....and most roofs don't leak until it rains. Rain stops, no leak....don't need a roof.....

Get estimates....get references.....but the guy that says he can start today? You might want to avoid him....he is too hungry...unless he just happens to have a slot to fit you in.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:46 AM   #7
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Spring is the best time for roofing. Summer is good too, but you don't want your contractor to get burnt in the sun. Just make sure there not working during peak hours when the sun can be very hot. I wouldn't recommend it in fall because it can be very windy during those months.
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Mid spring to middle summer is a good time but spring time is the best for pricing roofers have had most of the winter off hungry for money and have a over stock of roofing materials. So you may get a good price. But all ways ask around and get quotes and talk to people who had work done by them is always your best way to go. also spring is really a great time to roof the roof gets to get all nice and hot during the summer to really seal it good. as aposed to fall were the shingles don't warm up enough to get the tar to stick to each other as well then a good fall wind storm and whamo shingles go flying. and if your worried about that happening make sure they 6 nail the shingles down.

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I'm getting my roof done late spring. There is still snow on it right now.


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