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When Is The Best Time To Install A New Slate Roof

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Thinking about getting a new slate roof installed? You may be wondering what the best time of year for roofing is, and when you should schedule your project. In this article, we’ll take you through the basics of the best time to replace your roof or install a new slate roof. Read on to get all the details you need about when you should think about replacing your roof in New South Wales.

It’s Best To Install A New Slate Roof In The Spring & Early Summer Months

The best time of year to install a new slate roof in New South Wales is the spring and early summer months. If you miss this window of time to repair or replace your roof, the early autumn is also a good time.

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Wondering why this is the best time to replace your roof structure and install slate tiles? Here are a few reasons that this is the “peak season” for roofing repairs and installation in New South Wales.

  • Comfortable temperatures – In the late summer, temperatures in Sydney and the rest of NSW can easily exceed 30° C, which makes roofing much more difficult, especially since your roofers will have little-to-no shade during the project. Your roofers may need to take frequent breaks to cool down and hydrate, and will likely shorten their work days to ensure they stay safe from heat stroke and other such potential heat-related issues, which can be particularly dangerous when working on a roof.
  • Better weather – In NSW, storms usually are the most common in the late fall and early winter, and frequent thunderstorms and rainfall can make it difficult to work on your roof – and may make leaks and water damage more likely. In contrast, the late spring and early summer usually have more clear weather.
  • Longer days for higher efficiency – In December, near the summer solstice in New South Wales, the length of the day is about 4 hours and 30 minutes longer than it is during June in the winter months. Longer days mean more usable sunlight and higher efficiency when working on your roof – particularly when combined with good weather and reasonable temperatures.
  • Wider availability for roofing contractors & roofing companies – Because most roofing companies do the majority of their work during the spring and summer, they will have more hired help and workers, and will be prepared for maximum availability for their customers. It’s usually easier to get multiple quotes and find a reputable installer for your slate tiles during this season.

For all of these reasons, it’s a good idea to try to schedule a roof installation in the spring and summer, if possible, rather than the autumn and winter.

What If I Need A New Roof Sooner? Autumn & Winter Installation Is Still Possible!

If your current roofing material is failing or damaged and you want to have slate tiles installed as soon as you can – but it’s the winter or the late summer – you may be wondering what to do. Can you still have your roof installed?

The answer, of course, is “yes.” An experienced team of roofers like NSW Slate Roofing can handle your project and make sure your tiles are installed correctly at any time of year, including the winter and the late summer. While it may be easier and more convenient to install roofs during ideal weather, it’s completely possible to do the job during any time of year.

If you need a new roof in Sydney or anywhere else in New South Wales, we’re here to help. Thanks to our years of experience, we can plan out your project based on the weather conditions, ensure we have the proper tools, and build your new slate roof as soon as possible.

Contact Us To Schedule Your Consultation In Sydney All-Year-Round!

Ready to get started with your next roofing project in Sydney or the surrounding area? No matter the time of year, NSW Slate Roofing is the best choice for slate roof installation, repairs, and restoration. So give us a call at 1300 050 924 or contact us online to schedule a consultation, and get started right away.

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