While there are advantages to having your home improvements done in the summer, you should consider having your roofing projects done during spring. As a general contractor specializing in roofing installations, maintenance and repair, Pritchett Bros knows why this is a good idea.
It’s the Slow Season
Spring is generally the slowest time of the year for contractors since many homeowners prefer to schedule their home improvements between summer and early-to-mid fall. This means that you have better chances of choosing the contractor you want and within the schedule that you want. Other businesses likewise experience a lull in their business, so if you need to check into a hotel (in case of a roofing installation), you shouldn’t have problems booking rooms on your chosen installation date.
Off-season roofing projects also allow for flexibility in case of unexpected delays. Busy seasons carry the risk of a domino effect, so if one project is delayed, other projects booked with the same contractor down the line would suffer. Of course, long-time contractors like ourselves have contingencies for these situations, but it’s always nice not having to worry about these things.
The Weather Is Milder
Mild weather is perfect for outside work. If you’ve ever had to paint your siding or tend to your garden in the middle of summer, you know how draining the heat can be. Milder weather tends to get better results from installers: the more comfortable the temperature is, the more they enjoy their work. The risk of installation errors or complications due to extreme heat is also reduced.
Outside temperatures also play a part in the roofing components. Certain adhesives – often used on membrane roofing and on starter strips – are set at certain temperatures. Having your new roof installed during spring season helps get better results. This is especially important if your roofing warranty doesn’t have accessory coverage.
Fortunately, if you choose a GAF Lifetime Roofing System, even the most basic warranty covers several accessories. Of course, it also helps to hire a contractor that puts your best interests first, regardless of season.
If you would like to learn more about getting a new roof this spring or if you want to check out our other services, such as replacement windows, call Pritchett Bros today at (812) 567-1266, or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation. We serve many areas in and near Bloomington, IN.