Though most folks take care of leaks or roofing concerns in the summer, roofers are available to handle re-roofing projects in the cold winter months as well.
The cold weather presents unique opportunities for home and business owners to take care of any roofing issues before they become serious problems. With the amount of rain/snowfall all over Washington, handling these roofing issues right away can end up saving you big time down the road.
Extreme Weather Conditions and Roofing
There are complications for roofers in all types of severe weather conditions. In extreme heat or cold and heavy rain or snow, roofers will need to take into account the existing conditions and how these conditions will impact the project.
In the summer, temperatures of 85° on the ground can break 100° up on your roof. With recent rain or snowfall, your roofers will make the call on whether to wait for a better day or shovel snow out of the way.
Pros of Cold Weather Roofing
- Solve Problems Now - Any leaks or gaps in shingles can mean water will get into your house. With the expansion and contraction of materials with the temperature, this water penetration can end up causing more significant problems.
- Better Prices, Better Time - During the summer is when most roofing jobs take place. Taking advantage of off-peak seasonal prices will end up saving you money. Choosing a less busy time to replace your roof will also mean your roofers will have greater availability.
- Defense Against the Elements - Your roof is one of the best insulating materials for your house. If there are holes or gaps in your roof, the heat can escape, and the cold can more easily get into your home or business. With snow, sleet, freezing rain, and wind, a sturdy roof will keep your home protected.
Cons of Cold Weather Roofing
- Harsh Conditions - With winter comes harsh weather conditions. Temperatures can drop below zero, especially considering the wind chill. With a snowstorm or other particularly crazy conditions, your project may get pushed back. Your professional roofers will be able to make the call of what conditions they can handle and when they will need to push a roofing project for safety concerns.
- Temperature’s Impact on Materials - The roofing tools and materials also feel the impact of the weather. The prep, sealing, and clean up processes can all end up taking additional time in cold weather. An experienced roofer will be able to make the judgment call of when to push a project well keeping your roofs longevity in mind.
For more information on cold weather roofing or how to protect your roof during the winter, contact the team at Grant Roofing and Power Washing today.