When is the Best Time to Replace Your Roof?

One of the biggest projects you’ll ever tackle as a homeowner is a roof replacement. While the cost can set you back anywhere from $13,000 to $30,000 or more, depending on the size and the quality of roofing material, replacing your roof is essential for maintaining the structural integrity of your home.

So when is the best time to replace your roof? While weather and contractor schedules play an important role, the most crucial factor is your own preparedness. The key to a successful roof replacement is planning and research. Even if your roof has a few years of life left, start planning now so you are prepared when the time comes, or if an emergency roof replacement is suddenly needed.

Roofing Selection  

The roofing material you choose should be durable while enhancing curb appeal. Asphalt is the most popular choice, but its tendency to trap moisture results in damage and unsightly patches of mold. For this reason, asphalt roofs typically need to be replaced every 15-20 years. Wood shakes and stone slate require a great deal of maintenance and are susceptible to weather damage. Metal roofing is rapidly growing in popularity for its durability and appearance. EDCO’s metal roofing products are virtually maintenance-free, guaranteed for life, and will never chip, crack, or peel.

Thoroughly research and compare every option to determine which type of roof is best for you.


The best time of year to replace your roof is when the weather is stable, which could vary depending on your local climate. Summer and fall are typically the most popular seasons for roof replacement. Some roofing materials, like asphalt, can only be installed at certain temperatures. EDCO’s metal roofing can be installed at any temperature in any season, even during the winter.

Contractor Schedules

If you want to replace your roof during the busy season, reach out to contractors early – several weeks in advance. Roofing contractors are typically the busiest during summer and fall, when weather conditions are more stable, so schedules fill up quickly. Since metal roofing can be installed in any temperature, consider scheduling your installation during the slow season to get on your contractor’s schedule more easily and potentially take advantage of special pricing.

Tackling a roof replacement can be stressful, especially for first-time homeowners. But with enough planning and research, you will be set up for success. A metal roof can save you thousands in future roof replacement costs. With EDCO’s lifetime warranty, you can rest assured that this is the last time you will ever need to replace your roof.