Can you Roof in the Winter?

Winter comes with serious and harsh weather conditions in all parts of the world. But you don’t need to worry about anything to do with roofing because we have been doing this for quite some time and we can answer any question you might have about roofing and we can also help you if you require any roofing services during this tough times.

We understand how the harsh weather conditions can affect your physical health and emotional health if you are hit by an emergency during the winter and that’s why we always work very fast so that you can get to your house as soon as possible.

Some of the roofing problems means you will need to install a new roof and to answer your question, yes, it is okay to do roofing during winter. However, it needs to be done by experts with experience in winter roofing. The cold season is not particularly the best time to do roofing but sometimes you have to. If you are considering to do roofing during the winter, you need to know a thing or two about the whole process. In this article we will discuss everything you need to know about the same.

Everything you need to know about winter roofing that some contractors will never tell you

Winter roofing is no ordinary roofing, it is comes along with certain risks and it can literally be dangerous. And the ice dams that comes as a result of the winter, can cause even more complications. The project can take longer than an ordinary roofing project and if a roofing contractor does not have enough manpower to help you out it can take far too long.

Another issue with winter roofing is that accidents do happen and if a roofer is not experienced enough it might lead to serious injuries and sometimes even death. That’s why it is crucial to hire a roofer who has the expertise and experience to help you out with winter replacements and repairs.

It is also very important to understand your insurance cover before you hire a roofer and don’t be that guy who hires a roofer just because he is the cheapest. You might end up wasting your money and still need to hire a professional roofer to help you out.

Ask the roofers about their experience working during the cold months and if you feel they don’t have enough experience, you can always go for another roofer who have the experience to help you out. As for professional roofers like us, winter roofing is just a part of our job so you can be sure of high quality services.

The perfect time to install shingles is when the temperature is above 5 degrees Celsius

In order to properly install the shingles on your roof, it is important to ensure that the roof installation is completed in temperatures that are above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. This will protect your roof against future ice dams which is a very common problem to the roofs during the winters. However, for the experts, there is always an alternative to help you out. We can be able to handle the shingles with great care and they will still perform their responsibility perfectly.

Winter Roofing is No Issue Regardless of Season

metal roofing is special and it is quite different from installing shingles and other types of roofs. As for the shingles, the adhesives can be a problem due to lower temperatures but there is no problem metal roofing as there are no adhesives used so winter don’t have any impact on the process of installing metal roof.

Water cannot be able to travel upwards due to the design of the metal roofs and the snow typically slides down the roof so the risk is generally very low. Maybe replacing your roof with a metal roof is the best option and it might sound expensive as you are installing a roof for the first time but if you look at the bigger picture, installing a metal roof might be the best idea.

The projects can take longer than during the winter compared to installing a roof during any other time of the year

The whole process of sealing the roof does not happen if the temperatures are below the freezing level. So in most cases the roofing contractors normally waits for a few days until the weather is favourable in order to perform the job. However, in case of an emergency you can count on as to work as soon as possible so that you can get to your house and get to enjoy the comfort of your house as you have always had.

Always check the manufacturer’s label

Some people are not aware that they can check the labels from the shingles about the weather requirements. Most roofing products normally come with specific weather requirements that are perfect for installation. Most of them requires a temperature of 5 degrees Celsius and above.

We prefer temperatures that are around 10 degrees Celsius for perfect sealing but when need be, we can work around the winter challenges and still be able to help you. And you can count on our experience to help you identify the most ideal time to repair your roof during the winter and if it is unsafe, we will let you know.