Few situations are more stressful for a homeowner than needing to replace your roof during the winter. The cold conditions make roofing jobs challenging, and many contractors avoid complex projects. But just because the cold is creeping in, it does not mean you have to pause your home improvement plans. With the creation of temperature-resistant technology and improved installation methods, winter roofing jobs have never been easier.
Replacing a roof in the winter has not always been easy, however. Roofing products such as asphalt shingles used to be temperature-sensitive and needed to be warm and malleable before installation. Because of the cold temperature, contractors struggled to heat the asphalt shingles and were limited in material options. However, newly-designed shingles can be installed in cold weather, minimizing the natural challenges.
So instead of worrying, focus on the benefits. Replacing your roof during the winter can reduce the cost of your heating bill and prevent any water damage. Be sure to consult a professional roofing contractor before starting, as they can advise you on the best course of action for your particular situation.
Roof Winter Maintenance Tips
The best way to avoid expensive roof repairs or replacements is by taking care of your current roof. Ensure you regularly inspect your roof for any damage and make repairs as needed. Performing consistent inspections will help extend the life of your roof and prevent any problems from developing during the winter.
If you have shingles, it is crucial to check the sealant every year before winter. Over time, the shingle sealant can deteriorate and cause the shingle tiles to become loose. Not only will this make them susceptible to damage, but it also allows the cold and wetness of the outdoors to enter your home. Be sure you check your shingles on a warm day, as shingles can freeze and will shatter under heavy weight.
Following these two tips will help you keep your roof in good condition and avoid any major repairs or replacements this winter. But if you do find yourself in need of a new roof this winter, take a deep breath and contact Creative Innovative Developers, and we can handle everything.