Most roofing projects are scheduled for spring because the pleasant weather makes for a faster and more comfortable process. But some projects, like a roof replacement, are urgent. The last thing you want is to delay action and wait until spring, so you will have to have your old and damaged roof replaced even when it’s winter. You should note, however, that this comes with a few challenges.
- Some roofing materials don’t work well in cold temperatures. Asphalt shingles, for instance, are recommended by most manufacturers to be installed between 40 to 85 degrees. If the work is done in cold weather below these temperatures, the material can become brittle and more prone to breakage. For this reason, shingles should be stored in a warm place right until they actually need to be installed.
- The cold weather can slow down asphalt shingle roof replacement. For one thing, the surfaces in the roof become more slippery. Your roofing contractor will need to take extra precautions, such as wearing roof-fall protection equipment, and work carefully to ensure the new shingle roof is installed safely.
- Nail guns jam frequently when temperatures are down. This not only leads to delays, but it also increases the potential of nails blowing through the asphalt shingles.
The Better Idea
Installing an asphalt shingle roofing system in winter requires special requirements that make the project challenging, but this doesn’t mean it’s not viable or impossible. Rojas Roofing can work on your winter shingle roof replacement with no problems if that’s your decision. But we may also suggest an alternative roofing material for this particular project: metal. Compared to other materials, a metal roof can be installed in winter without compromising quality – just as long as it’s not snowing or raining. The material itself will not bend, break or crack. Plus, this roofing choice is designed to effectively shed water and snow. You won’t have to wait for spring. With a metal roof, you can keep your home safe and intact from Old Man Winter.
When in need of high-quality residential roofing services, look no further than Rojas Roofing. We’ll make sure your winter roof replacement goes on smoothly with our top-tier products and professional team. Call us today at (317) 864-6193, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We serve Noblesville, IN, and the Greater Indianapolis area.