The need for roof repairs or roof replacement seldom waits until it is convenient to have the work done. Though roof replacement is a job preferably done during the warmer months, sometimes you need winter roof replacement and may wonder if that’s even possible, or if you need to just hold out and wait until the warmer months to call a professional to come out for your roof replacement.
Though winter isn’t the best time to schedule a roof replacement, winter roof replacement can be done. There are numerous reasons why winter roof replacement is atypical, though, which means that when you schedule a winter roof replacement job, you absolutely must ensure that you are working with an experienced professional. You don’t want to hire someone to come out and replace your roof only to end up with even more challenges. An experienced professional will know how to adjust the roof installation process to the winter temperatures so that your new roof will function and look how it should.
Winter Roof Replacement: What You Need To Know
The cold winter months present both challenges and advantages to roof replacement. Here’s what you need to know should you choose to have your roof replaced during the winter.
The Challenges Of Winter Roof Replacement
Winter roof replacements aren’t very common, for numerous reasons. Winter typically isn’t the best time for having your roof replaced due to how the weather and temperature affects the roof installation process.
Depending on how cold the winter gets where you live, temperatures can drop down too low for the shingles to properly seal to your roof, since they impact the thermal sealing process, making it hard for shingles to stick. This makes it so that it can be difficult to properly install your roof.
Frigid winter temperatures also impact the quality of your shingles and their durability. Though shingles that have already been installed can generally withstand winter temperatures with proper maintenance, the cold can cause them to break when your roofing professional tries to install them.
Since it’s easier to install roofs when it is above 40 degrees and when it is dry, this means that even though you may schedule a roof replacement, finicky weather may result in the job needing to be rescheduled, both for proper installation and for the safety of your roofing contractor. It isn’t safe to work on a roof that is wet and while it is snowing; it needs to be dry.
The Advantages Of Replacing Your Roof In Winter
Though having your roof replaced in winter comes with its own set of unique challenges, there are challenges to roof replacement at any time of year. Professionals will be able to install roofs during the winter months, and indeed, there are even advantages that come along with winter roof replacement.
Easier To Schedule
Since more people want roofing work done during the warmer months, this means that roofing contractors have more availability during the winter, making it easier for you to schedule your roofing job and so that you won’t have to wait as long for the contractor to be able to come out. Because roofing contractors are less busy during the winter, this means that even if you have to reschedule your winter roof replacement due to inclement weather, it will be easier to reschedule.
When you notice you need your roof replaced, that’s generally a good time to have it done, regardless of the season precisely because of the protection and insulation your roof offers. During the winter, you don’t want leaks or for snow to get into your home. Having your roof replaced will ensure that your home is protected from snow and ice, keeping the interior of your house warmer and drier.
More demand equals higher prices. Less demand can mean lower prices, which means that many roofing contractors offer lower prices to those who schedule roofing work done in the winter months, due to the fact that there is less of a demand for that kind of work and since the materials themselves can be cheaper.
Do You Need To Schedule A Winter Roof Replacement?
Here at Lifetime Roofing, we know all the challenges that can come with winter roof replacement, but we also know that roof replacement jobs don’t wait until it is convenient to have them done. When you need to have your roof replaced, you should ensure that you have the job done as soon as possible. Our trained professionals know how to work with the winter temperatures. We can repair and replace your roof, no matter the season. For more information, please feel free to contact us at Lifetime Roofing today!