Best Time of Year to Replace a Roof?

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As your home is likely your greatest asset, you want to ensure that it’s well maintained. One of the greatest forms of maintenance you can do for your home is to ensure that the roof is working properly. Regular maintenance checks on your roof can avoid massive surprises down the road. For all Vancouver roofing services, Taves Roofing has you covered. We offer inspections, repairs, and installations to keep your roof functioning properly and efficiently year-round.

When Should You Replace Your Roof?

When it comes to emergency leak repairs, it’s best to get that sorted as quickly as possible. A leaky roof can cause severe water damage to your home if left unattended to. However, if you’re looking into a complete reroof or a substantial installation (such as a skylight installation or solar panelling), there may be time to plan accordingly depending on the time of year. What’s the best time of year to replace your roof? Let’s find out.


While winter begins to fade (and the snow melts along with it), many homeowners begin their annual spring cleaning. With this, comes the thought of home renovations. If your roof was subject to heavy rain and snowfall throughout the winter, you may notice leaks, drafts, or cave-ins if your roof is experiencing structural issues. If this is the case, the idea of a reroof may sprout alongside those spring flowers.

When the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, spring offers fair weather conditions for roofers. Certain roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, need time to adhere to your roof and can only do so in certain temperatures. If it’s too cold outside, the seals could have a tough time binding, making spring a great time to replace your roof.

However, spring also brings unpredictable weather, especially in Vancouver where it’s sunny one day and pouring rain the next. While severe weather conditions can cause delays in labour, experienced Vancouver roofing companies such as Taves Roofing can accommodate such unpredictable conditions to deliver quality service in a timely fashion.


For most roofing contractors in Vancouver, summer is their busiest time for roof replacements. The consistent weather allows proper functioning of tools and materials to optimize time. However, as it’s a popular time for roofing services, summer can be a tricky time to snag if not booked in advance.

As Vancouver can reach high heats in the peak of summer, the best time to book roofing services would be late spring to early summer. The weather has likely evened out to provide optimal temperatures and conditions for your roofers. As this is peak roofing season, you may find that prices increase with demand, and the time-slots available become far and in between.

Since the spring to summer season gets booked, your roof replacement could get pushed to late summer. If the heat becomes too extreme, this could result in unsafe working conditions for your roofers. Additionally, it could be too hot for certain materials to properly function. Companies such as Taves Roofing will work with you to schedule the best time to service your roof based on availability, workability, and optimal conditions for the roofing materials. With over 25 years of experience in the business, they have the knowledge and skillset to best replace your roof.


As summer transitions into fall, the extreme heat and humidity fades and the temperatures start to lower. As cooler temperatures arrive, you may find that thoughts of prepping your roof for winter come as well.

Alongside early summer, mid fall is prime roofing time as the never-ending rain showers have yet to hit Vancouver.  Furthermore, roofing companies are able to work longer days due to the cooler weather. Due to high demand, roofing companies will often prioritize jobs depending on the condition. If you weren’t able to book in advance but are in need of emergency roofing services, Taves Roofing can provide quick and thorough repairs to prevent damage to your home.


When replacing a roof in the winter, there are many conditions working against your roofers. Freezing temperatures can negatively affect the integrity of the roofing materials. If not handled correctly, it can also pose a threat to the contractor’s safety should it become too slippery.

Fortunately, Vancouver’s winters are fairly moderate compared to other parts of Canada. Additionally, our team at Taves Roofing have plenty of experience working throughout the winter season. If you’re in need of a winter roof replacement, our experts at Taves Roofing can provide quality workmanship, no matter the time of year.

Booking a Roof Replacement

Late spring to early summer offers great roofing conditions. Comparatively, the fall is also an optimal time to book a reroof if done so in advance. However, since roofing emergencies are rarely planned, our team at Taves Roofing have perfected our skills to provide excellent work year-round. With our world-class roofing materials and expert knowledge, we can provide excellent roofing services throughout the year. If you’re looking to receive quality work at an honest price, contact Taves Roofing for a quote today.

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