Typically, anyone who needs or wants a roof replacement will schedule it in spring, summer, or even fall. But what happens when your roof needs to be replaced in the middle of winter?
Top Considerations for Winter Roof Replacement
Roofing projects may be less expensive during winter due to the slow season for many roofing contractors. However, the frigid temperatures can make it take longer or be more of a hassle to complete a winter roofing project. Here are X things to consider for a winter roofing project:
Cold weather leads to snow and ice, which make for dangerous conditions in any large project. Typically, asphalt shingles are best installed in temperatures ranging from 40 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. If you plan to use a different roofing material, your contractor may decide to work under colder conditions. With that said, most projects won’t be scheduled until the temperature is about 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
As mentioned above, asphalt shingles are difficult to install in colder weather as they become brittle and more prone to cracking or snapping. If the temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, your roofing contractor should make plans to hand-seal the shingles. Winter weather can cause problems, but it can also be an opportunity to consider a different, more durable material for your new roof.
It’s possible that a roof installation may take longer during the winter. This is due to a few concerns, but mainly availability and conditions. With the holidays coming up, both contractors and homeowners may have a more packed schedule than usual. Finding a time that works for everyone may be trickier. On top of this, a roof replacement or installation needs to happen in safe conditions. That means a freak snowstorm or cold front may bring the entire process to a halt.
Rooftop Designs offers a variety of services to make sure your home’s exterior is the best it can be. We have the training and tools to handle it all, from roof replacement to window installation and siding and door services. Contact us today at (855) 741-0575!