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Can Roofers Work in the Snow and During Winter?

Winter weather can be tough on a roof. Idaho homeowners know this all too well, as snow and freezing temperatures can make it difficult for roofers to work in the cold. That said, professional roofers like Rooftops Energy Solutions are more than capable of taking care of any winter time repairs or installations without compromising the performance of your roof.

We understand that winter weather can cause havoc with roofs, leading to leaky attics, icy precipitation on driveways and walkways – and even worse, costly repairs. So we’ve made sure our team is equipped and trained to handle any job in any kind of weather conditions. Our team will use the latest technologies available to provide you with reliable solutions that won’t fail during the winter months.

Can I Replace or Install My New Roof in the Winter?

The answer is yes. Our team at Rooftops Energy Solutions specializes in installing roofs during the winter months and can assure you that your new roof will be properly installed with no problems come springtime. We have years of experience working on residential roofs, so you can rest assured that we’ll get the job done right without fail.

We understand that replacing a roof can be an intimidating task, especially in the wintertime. That’s why our team works hard to make sure everything is handled correctly, from removing old materials to installing new ones. Plus, we always keep safety top-of-mind by ensuring proper precautions are taken when inclement weather strikes (such as using extra padding and tarps around the work area).

How Does Winter Weather Affect Your Roof?

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your roof, leading to costly repairs and replacement costs. Heavy snowfall can put extra strain on the structure of your home, while ice dams can cause water to back up into your attic and damage insulation and wiring. Additionally, when temperatures drop below freezing for long periods of time, shingles can become brittle and break away from the surface of your roof due to expansion and contraction caused by temperature changes.

That’s why it’s so important to have a reliable professional like Rooftops Energy Solutions take care of any problems that may arise during the winter months. Our team is equipped with the knowledge and expertise needed to properly fix any issues without compromising the integrity of your roof.

What Temperature is Too Cold for Roofing?

In general, temperatures below 20°F can be too cold to work on roofs safely. That’s why our team at Rooftops Energy Solutions takes extra precautions when working in cold weather conditions. We try to make sure that any exposed pipes or wiring are properly insulated and covered with tarps before starting any repairs or installations. Additionally, extra padding is put around the perimeter of the job site to prevent slips or falls when icy precipitation sets in.

In some instances, the temperature may be unsuitable for roofing materials, like some asphalt shingles, to be installed. When the temperatures drop below forty degrees Fahrenheit, these shingles:

  • May be too brittle
  • May crack if improperly installed
  • May have adhesive strips that won’t stick

Some other roofing materials are sensitive to temperature fluctuations and require special care during installation, such as:

  • EPDM rubber membrane
  • Clay roofing
  • Concrete tiles

These roofing materials are not sensitive to the temperature when being installed: 

  • Metal and tin
  • Slate tiles
  • Wood shingles and shakes 

What are the pros and cons of roofing in the winter?

There are pros and cons to roofing in the winter. The main advantage of winter roofing is that there is usually less competition for materials, so it can be easier to get materials and schedule jobs during this time period. Additionally, since cold weather slows down the drying process for some materials, this allows them more time to cure correctly.

On the other hand, working on a roof in the wintertime can be challenging due to cold temperatures and icy precipitation. This can cause slips and falls if proper precautions aren’t taken – which is why we always make sure our team is well-equipped with the right tools and safety equipment when working in cold weather conditions.

At Rooftops Energy Solutions, our team of experienced roofers will make sure your roof is in top shape so you can stay warm and dry all winter long. Whether you need a new roof installation or repairs on an existing one, we are here to help – even in the coldest temperatures! So don’t hesitate to contact us today and find out why we have been making Idaho home roofs more efficient and reliable for years. With our expertise, you can trust that your roof will be up to any kind of weather conditions this winter season throws at it.