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When is the Best Time to Replace My Roof? [Myrtle Beach]

February 21st, 2024 | 3 min read

By Jeffrey Linta

If you need a roof replacement, you may be wondering if there is a “right time” to have this work completed. Afterall, there are some temperature and cost elements that come into play with the roof installation process.  

Having served 700 customers in 2023, one of the most common questions we get is “when is the best time to replace my roof?”

You may be wondering if there is a specific season that is “better” than another to replace your roof or if there is a certain time of year where roof work is less expensive than other times. In this article we will address both of those questions. 

To answer this question, the best time to replace your roof is when you need a new roof. We tell you this because we want to help you avoid an assumption that could cause you to pay more out-of-pocket than necessary in the future.

In this article we aim to provide you with some relief that time of year makes no effect on the cost or longevity of your roofing system.

Living in a hurricane-prone area, it is only natural to wonder “what time of year should I have my roof replaced?” 

However, due to Myrtle Beach’s temperate climate, we rarely experience temperatures that would degrade the quality of your install. Typically, shingle manufacturers’ guidelines state that shingles can be installed between 40 to 95 degrees fahrenheit. Thankfully, we rarely see temperatures that exceed these bounds during regular roofing hours. 

On the occasion that it is too cold or too hot to complete your roofing project, it may be postponed for 1-2 days for the weather to come back to the appropriate temperature. Which is a similar protocol roofers use for rainy days. 

So, while it may be January or February, if you need a new roof, we suggest moving forward with a replacement. However, certain customers opt to postpone not because of weather conditions, but rather because of financial considerations.

As the old adage goes, “there’s no time like the present”.

There is a misconception that manufacturer costs fluctuate. However, the truth is that shingle costs have only gone up at a consistent rate since the early 2000s – and it is unlikely that they will ever go down.

So instead of waiting for prices to decrease, our advice is to always have your roof replaced as soon as you are in need of one, and at the latest before a hurricane. Not only because a hurricane can severely damage an older roof/home, but also because prices tend to increase after a hurricane. When a shingle manufacturer can see a big storm coming, they may preemptively increase their price.

Catastrophic events cause damage in communities that can take 5-10 years or more to build back up. So, as opposed to a surge in price, these prices tend to remain high for the duration of reconstruction. Like any business, when the demand goes up, the supply goes down, and prices rise. 

To put this into perspective, NOAA claims that between 2018 and 2022, there were an average of 18 days between billion-dollar disasters. Shorter time intervals between disasters often mean less time and resources available to respond, recover and prepare for future events. 

Because future events can be unexpected and quite damaging, it is important to prepare your roof ahead of time. When a storm strikes, you will have the security of knowing you have a strong roof to protect your home. 

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed about a roof replacement, not only because of the cost, but also because our weather is always changing in the Myrtle Beach area. These factors can make it difficult to nail down the right time to have a roof replacement. 

Whether you are concerned about choosing the right season or the cost of a roof replacement, we hope this information can alleviate some concern about finding the right season for your roofing project. Ultimately, the ideal time for a roof replacement is now.

There are a number of advantages to having a roof replacement right away. Not only that, but stalling can cost you more in the long run. Whether you are interested in filing an insurance claim or looking for ways to finance your roofing project, we at Linta Roofing are committed to providing roofing solutions that are right for you.

Jeffrey Linta

Jeffrey Linta is a 3rd generation roofer who grew up working in his family's roofing business (Linta Roofing, Inc.). He got his start tearing off roofs during the summer while attending North Myrtle Beach High School. Now running one of the most successful roofing businesses in the Grand Strand area, Jeffrey has lived and breathed roofing for his entire working career. Some of his accolades include GAF Master Elite Contractor, SC Safehome certified contractor, Group 5 SC Licensed Commercial Contractor, and GAF Master Commercial roofing contractor. Under his leadership, Linta Roofing, Inc. has served thousands of homeowners and business owners in the Grand Strand area. Linta Roofing achieved awards like the Sun News’s “Best of the Beach” and A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau all while receiving hundreds of 5-star reviews year after year. Jeffrey is a Grand Strand born and raised local. When he is not running Linta Roofing, he spends time fishing with his wife Erica and walking the beach with his dog Dixie.