When to Kiss Your Old Roof Goodbye and Embrace the New

When your roof starts showing signs of wear and tear, it can quickly become a source of stress and worry. Here at ACME Roofing, we understand that replacing your roof is a big decision, and choosing the right time to do it is crucial. We’re here to make it as painless a process for you as possible.

Let’s get to it.


Why Replace Your Roof?

Before we start talking about the ‘when,’ let’s quickly chat about the ‘why.’ If your roof has seen better days or if it’s been a trusty companion for a couple of decades, it might be time for a roof installation!

Roof replacements aren’t just about looks; they’re about keeping your home dry, cozy, and protected. Think of it as a roof makeover – with benefits!


Why Timing Matters

Believe it or not, the season you choose for your roof replacement can impact the project’s success, safety, and even your wallet. While ACME does roof repair and replacements year-round, even when conditions are less than ideal, some seasons work better for certain projects than others for various reasons.

Here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons of different times of year, plus which season we believe is the best time of year to replace a roof:



While the summer months might seem ideal, extreme heat can make working conditions sticky for our hardworking roofers. The intense UV rays during the summer season can actually weaken some roofing materials.

Not to mention, summer tends to be our busy season, so scheduling might be trickier than other times. But those blue skies and late summer nights still are a great time of the year for reroofs – especially in early summer!



Harsh winter conditions like snow and ice can make the roofing project dangerous and near impossible. Cold temperatures can also make asphalt shingles brittle and prone to cracking. Our crew has been working together long enough to safely do roof work in the winter months – but is it the most optimal time? Not by a long shot.

Still, sometimes roofing is unavoidable during the winter due to water damage or a leak. In this case, we’re equipped to help homeowners with a prompt roof repair or replacement.



Spring might seem like a breath of fresh air, but it can also bring unpredictable showers. Rain delays are no fun, and wet weather can make it difficult to properly install your new roof. So, while spring is technically a good time for a new roof, especially late spring, it might not be the absolute best time for a roof redo.

Still, don’t count spring all the way out! The mild temperatures can be suitable for certain roofing materials and we wouldn’t be PNW-based roofers if we didn’t know how to handle Washington’s year-round rain season! While you’re in spring cleaning mode, this is a great time to think about roof maintenance like cleaning out the ol’ gutters so you can extend the life of your roof.



Ah, autumn! This is often considered the golden season for roof replacement. The weather is usually mild and predictable, with minimal weather disruptions. Fall also offers more scheduling flexibility compared to the summer rush.

Fall is, in our experience, the best season to get a new roof! Late spring to early summer come in as a close second (but schedule a roof inspection or free estimate as early as possible if you’re going for either of these seasons).


Beyond the Seasons: Additional Considerations

While fall is generally the sweet spot, there are other factors to keep in mind:

Your Roof’s Condition
If your roof is leaking or experiencing major damage, waiting for the perfect season might not be an option.

Roofing Material
The type of roof you have can be a factor. Different materials have varying installation requirements. For example, metal roofs can handle a wider temperature range than asphalt shingles.

Roofing material and labor costs can fluctuate depending on the season. Early planning and discussing options with a qualified roofing contractor can help you manage your budget effectively.


Expert Guidance for Your Roofing Needs

At ACME Roofing, we’re here to help you navigate the entire roof replacement process. Our experienced team will assess your roof’s condition, recommend the best materials and timing for your project, and provide a transparent quote. We understand that a new roof is a significant investment, and we’re committed to ensuring you get the best value and quality for your money.

Check out our previous projects to see some of our best work to date!

With ACME, you’ll always get superior craftsmanship, worry-free warranties, and a team of highly trained and reliable roofers.

Give us a call at 253-564-2292 to get a free estimate or visit our Roofing Showroom in Tacoma!



Do you provide any financing?
We partner with GreenSky to make financing roof repairs, maintenance and replacement easy. With zero money down and low monthly payments, you can be on your way to protecting what you love under one good-looking roof! Click here for more information.

What roofing materials do you use?
Only the best of the best for our South Sound homeowners! We have a wide selection of the highest quality roofing products and materials from the industry’s top nationwide and local manufacturers including:

What locations do you serve?
Our crew at ACME Roofing takes pride in providing the highest quality in residential re-roofing installations, roof repairs and roof replacement in Tacoma, Lakewood, Gig Harbor, Federal Way, University Place, Puyallup, and many more cities throughout Washington state’s Puget Sound.