Putting off a roof installation until the wintertime may not be the worst option. Some roofing companies offer appointments in the winter to improve your roof for upcoming storms. In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of having shingles installed in the winter and the challenges that roofers may encounter during colder temperatures. Our roofing experts know the best ways to install a roof, even if that means installing during the winter. We can protect your home and our workers while shingling a roof.
Proper Roof Installation Temperatures
Working on a roof requires the right conditions to keep workers safe and limit damage to your roof. Asphalt shingles need to be applied when the temperature is between 40 degrees Fahrenheit and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have an untypically warm day during the winter, roofers will be able to install your shingles safely.
Freezing temperatures can make shingles more brittle which can cause issues during installation. Adhesive can also malfunction during colder temperatures or when excess moisture is present. If you want to avoid problems later, applying roofing material when the temperature is ideal is the best practice.
Benefits Of Having Your Roofing Material Installed In The Winter
Completing a roofing project in the winter could lead to issues when completed incorrectly, but some distinct advantages come when you have roofing materials installed in the winter.
Companies are often less busy during the winter. This means that you will have more freedom in choosing the day for your shingles to be installed. Your project will get on their books much sooner and will be completed in a shorter timeline as well. There will be some challenges to completing the project on time during the winter, but since the company has fewer clients, these setbacks may be easier to handle.
Deals On Roofing Materials
If you work with a roofing supplier, they may offer discounts and deals on roofing materials. Shingles of all types may be severely discounted as they try to make way for new products in the new year. Having shingles installed in the winter can save you money on the overall roofing cost.
Potential Energy Savings
Installing new roofing materials will help insulate your home and keep the heat inside during the winter. Whether your roofing material is installed in the winter or at another time of the year, having a more modern roof will create an energy-efficient home.
Challenges Of Winter Installation
There will always be challenges when working outside during the winter. The rain, snow, and freezing temperatures can cause issues with the shingles and can make climbing on the roof more difficult.
Winter temperatures can be unpredictable and they can impact the timeline of your roofing project. Special precautions will need to be taken when roofing in the winter. No matter what material is being applied, extreme temperatures can be dangerous.
Shortened Work Days
The shortened daylight hours can lengthen the time it takes to complete your roofing project during the winter. Contractors may have less time during the day to install roofing materials so your project may take longer than normal.
Higher Need For Repairs
Problems that occur during installation may be harder to repair during the winter months. If the materials become damaged during installation and don’t adhere properly you can be looking at making repairs later in life as well. Making roof repairs is not an easy process and can be made even harder when snow or cold winds are thrown into the mix.
Removing Snow And Ice Before Installation
When you want your roof installed in the winter, snow, and ice will need to be removed before the project can begin. While our team does offer snow removal services, taking the time to do this can put the project behind schedule. Removing all the snow or caked-on ice during the winter can also be difficult. If it can not be removed, you may not be able to have new materials installed until the spring.
Roofing Projects From Kanga Roof
Our experts have been improving homes and businesses for many years by installing quality roofing materials. We want to protect your space by preventing leaks, intruders, and structural damage. Kanga Roof has also been awarded the Technician Seal of Safety which means that our team takes great care in protecting our employees and those who frequent your building. We want all our customers to have peace of mind while we are working on their homes. Whether you are looking to have a roof installed in the winter or some other time in the future, our team can provide the best roof for your unique needs.