Winter conditions are not ideal for roof work, but what happens if your roof develops a leak or other damage during the winter? Should you wait until spring to have your roof replaced? In today’s post, US Roofing, an expert in seasonal roof jobs, discusses whether or not roofers can replace a roof during winter. We’ll discuss how winter may affect the roofing crew, as well as their tools and the roofing materials.
It’s possible to replace a roof during winter, but the project may involve a lot more work. The roofing crew will need to clear the roof of ice and snow so they can reach the bare deck. In addition, roofing work is also physically demanding. Winter gear will add to the weight that the roofing crew is carrying. If you plan on replacing your roof during winter, then you need to choose a highly experienced and motivated roofing company.
As a residential roofing expert, we can install asphalt shingles in winter but we need to take some precautions when doing so. As the temperature goes down, the asphaltic material in the shingle can lose its flexibility and resistance. Fortunately, if the roofing crew is cautious, they can still perform a proper installation. They may need to hand-seal each shingle in order to prevent shingle blow-offs.
Some roofing tools, like compressors and rail guns, are affected by cold temperatures. If the temperature is freezing, then the water may freeze in the airlines, compromising the tool’s performance. For example, this could cause the nail gun to under-drive the nails. To prevent these types of problems, the shingle installer should constantly adjust the depth adjuster on the nail gun and the crew should monitor the presence of ice in the airlines.
As a leading expert in residential and commercial roofing, US Roofing can replace or repair your roof no matter the season. We’ve been in business for over 40 years and we are known for the quality of our work and our excellent customer service. Our mission at US Roofing is to provide the best possible roofing services to our customers with pride, sincerity and dependability–all at fair prices. We work with some of the most experienced and skilled craftsmen in the industry. Call us at to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.