Spring vs Summer – When Should I Get My Roof Replaced?

Roof replacements are a popular investment following winter. That’s typically because the wet weather exposes problems with existing roofs, which property owners want to fix for the long term.

After three months of that weather, you’ll no doubt be ready for your roof replacement. But is it better to have it done in spring or summer? Read on as we weigh things up…


It will come as no surprise that most roofers are busiest through the winter. But that backlog of jobs doesn’t simply go away. Spring can also be a busy season for roofers, as they continue to work on jobs they’ve had scheduled for weeks or even months.

Based on that alone, summer is a preferable option. By booking a roof replacement in advance, you will be able to get a definite date for your roof replacement – and won’t have to compromise on quality to get a replacement any earlier.

If it’s a choice between a good roofer in summer and a cowboy in spring, then we’d definitely recommend summer!


Good roofers will be fully trained to work safely at height. However, part of that training is knowing when it’s simply not safe to work. Whether it’s high winds or heavy rain, bad weather can be an unavoidable delay for roofing jobs. Ironic, we know, given that you need a new roof to protect your property from that weather!

In theory, having your roof replaced in summer allows you to sidestep that bad weather. It’s unlikely that a job will be rained off in July or August, for example. While spring is hardly known for thunderstorms and blizzards, it does make rain that bit more likely.

All that said, good roofers will be able to schedule work in around spells of bad weather, so it doesn’t affect your replacement.

Roof condition

Above all else, the decision between spring and summer will come down to the state of your roof. If you’ve had your roof repaired in the past, but want to schedule in a replacement before the problem reoccurs, summer should be fine.

But if your roof is still letting water in, it’s best to get it sorted as soon as you can. As mentioned above, spring still has plenty of wet weather – and it’s much more cost-effective to have your roof replaced, compared to repairing it now and replacing it in a few months’ time.

Roof replacements tailored to you

Whether you want to replace your roof in spring or book in advance for summer, the team at DPR Roofing will do our utmost to fit your roof replacement in at a time that suits you. Operating throughout Huddersfield for over 30 years, we’ve earned a reputation for our first-class service and flawless end results.

Want to put us to the test? Give us a call on 01484 866 772 to talk about your roof replacement in more detail and arrange a no obligation quote.