When Is The Best Time Of The Year To Replace A Roof?

Thinking that it’s time to replace your roof? Do you look up and see the damage, with leaking beyond repair? You want to make sure that you are choosing the right roofing company to replace the roof with proper installation and ideally with weather that cooperates.

Now you may be wondering what the best time of year for roofing is, and when you should schedule your project, and the quick answer is the start of spring and throughout summer autumn. In this quick blog, we’ll take you through why these are the best times to replace your terracotta, metal, or cement tile roof.

Reasons For A Roof Replacement

The life expectancy of a roof will depend on the materials used. Terracotta and cement roofing can last up to 50 years, whereas you can expect metal roofing to last from 40 to 70 years. However, not all reasons for roof replacement are age-related, other reasons include:

  • Severe roof damage including missing or broken tiling from weather events
  • Thick mould has grown over large areas of the roof and impacted the lifetime of tiles
  • Sheet rust trapping moisture
  • Poor quality installation
  • Numerous leaks coming through the roof that make it safer or more cost effective to replace rather than restore
  • The ceiling has gone soft and mouldy
  • To increase your home value

Why Spring, Summer And Autumn Are The Best Times To Replace Roofs


Spring is an ideal time to consider a roof replacement, particularly as you prepare your home for the heat of Australian summers. If you live in an area that is at risk of bushfire, early preparation is key to keeping your home safe, and potentially much cooler than usual!


The start of summer is a great time to have your roof replaced in Australia when it hasn’t reached our famous scorching temperatures. Most roofing companies install roofs all summer long, but the extreme heat can make it unpleasant and potentially dangerous for roofers.

Another reason why early summer is the ideal time for roof replacements is that the length of the days is approximately 4 hours longer than winter days. Longer days mean more sunlight and comfortable temperatures, especially nearing the end of the day, which is ideal for roof installations.


The average Australian autumn temperatures range from 15 and 22⁰C. This allows for better working conditions for roof installers, so they can carry out your job on time. Autumn may bring more rain than summer as some storm seasons are still in effect, but for the most part, rain delays are less likely to be an issue the earlier in autumn you start.

Roof Ranger Are Your Certified Roof Installers

If your roof is failing or damaged and you need a replacement as soon as possible – but it’s cold or boiling – what happens then? Can you still have a roof installed? The answer is yes!

Often, people are worried that a roof replacement means they will be roofless for a extended period of time, however, the typical roof replacement takes one day, meaning you and your family will not be exposed to the elements.

Roof Ranger can handle your project and make sure your roofing is installed correctly at any time of year. While it may be more convenient to install roofs during ideal weather, it is completely possible to complete the job when the need arises for you. We have 30 years of experience in repairing and installing roofs in Western Sydney, Blue Mountains, and the Hills District. Contact Roof Ranger on 0401 374 203 for an obligation-free quote today!

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