The busiest time for roof replacement projects is in the spring or the early summers when the temperature outside is adequately warm enough for a quick and safe roof installation. Some homeowners, however, have their roof projects scheduled in the later months of the year like in the winter. While there aren’t any set rules against not having your roof installed in the winter season, there are some precautionary measures and guidelines that you should follow.
Roof Installations in the Cold: Cons
Cold weather in many parts of the world brings with it a storm of snow and ice. This snow and ice can gather on the roof and make it slippery. This could potentially make installing the new roof installation a difficult and hazardous project for the roof company. In fact, there could be days when the roof might be too slippery to work on and your project might have to be put on hold.
Another common problem that roof installation in the cold has is that because of the low temperatures, self-sealing under the sun can become nearly impossible. The sunlight and its warmth are required to properly seal the roof self-sealing strips on your roof. Without adequate warmth from the sun, you might have to reconsider the technique used to seal.
Important Measures to Take in the Cold
If you absolutely must embark on your roofing project in the winter season, then make sure your schedule for it is cleared. Roofing projects in the cold weather can be prolonged with many breaks in between depending upon the storm or snow conditions. If you need to rush or want the project complete as soon as possible, maybe it’s best to leave it for the warmer days.
To properly seal your roof in the winter season, you’ll have to use adhesives or hand-tabbing. Simple self-sealing might not suffice and to properly have your roof installed, you need to make sure the seals are intact.
Consult and hire a good roofing contractor to properly have your roof installed in any weather.
Check out yesterday’s post here…Proper Roof Inspection when Buying a New House