Roofing projects are normally done when it’s sunny and dry, often during fall before the cold winter starts. Sometimes, however, some roofing repairs and maintenance need to be done during winter, particularly when the roof gets damaged by the snow that piles up on it or when ice dams break shingles and gutters.
That said, is it okay to call the roofer for a roofing job during winter? Absolutely. While roof installation and repairs are best done before or after winter, it can still be done during the chilly season.
Fragile Materials – Some roofing materials like asphalt shingles tend to become brittle and prone to breakage in cold temperatures. This will make installing them difficult during winter.
Thermal sealing – New shingles need heat to adhere to each other and form a seal. Winter, then, won’t be a good time to install a new asphalt shingle roof.
Still, these factors don’t mean it’s impossible for roofers to install new roofing or work on existing roofs during winter. Here are some of the benefits of doing roofing projects during winter:
Scheduling Projects Is Easy – Some homeowners don’t know this, but the roofing business slows down during winter. This makes it easier for homeowners to schedule a roof repair or replacement job during winter.
It’s Cheaper – Roofing projects tend to be cheaper during the winter season. This is because roofers will offer off-season deals and discounts in order to attract homeowners. Roofing materials and labor is generally cheaper at this time.
It Helps Prepare the Home for Spring – For those planning to sell their homes, experts advise placing them on sale during spring – right after winter. Getting the roof replaced or repaired during winter, then, seems like a good idea as it will help prepare the home for the market once the cold thaws and flowers start to bloom.
Looking for a reliable roofing company to install new roofing on your home during winter? Look no further than Tedrick’s Roofing. Call us at (206) 824-3440, or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Tacoma, WA.