Re-Roof Now or Wait Until Summer?

winter roofing


Many homeowners are in need of roof repairs during the winter. But homeowners often question whether or not they can have a new roof installed in cold, snowy winter weather.

Should You?
AVOID MORE SEVERE DAMAGE – Old roofs hate cold winters. If your roof is worn out or has severe hail/windstorm damage. In general, winter conditions only make a bad roof situation worse. As winter temperatures fluctuate, your shingles expand and contract, causing curling and cracking in older shingles. When older roof shingles curl and there is a wet, heavy snow, the weight of the snow causes some of those curled shingles to crack. This could lead to a leaky roof, even if you can’t see a leak, Also, when the roof is already wet, heavy snow freezes can cause even more damage. 

Could you?
WINTER ROOFING IS COMMON – Home owners tend to have their roofing project done before winter or wait until the spring when the weather is warmer. Of course the customer can choose the best time for them to complete projects on their home but they don’t have to wait until spring. In Calgary we are fortunate to have more warmer winter days than other cities and therefore we roof many homes during the winter under specific guidelines that we are always careful to follow.

So it makes more sense to go ahead and replace or repair the roof now rather than wait until spring – a lot of damage can occur over the winter.

Would you?
If you go with the most common type of roofing – asphalt shingles – they can be installed year round. Shingles are primarily held in place by nails, which work fine in all weather. There also is an adhesive strip on the back of an asphalt shingle that helps hold the exposed flap to the shingle underneath. This adhesive activates from the heat of the sun even in winter. As a good roof contractor that specializes in asphalt shingle roofing, we watch the weather and schedule roof installations between the bad weather days. We provide you with the same labor warranty for a roof installed during winter as a roof installed any other time of year. 

What could be impacted if you wait until spring or summer when weather is nicer?

A lot of damage can occur over the winter. Even over a short time, small leaks can lead to big problems, such as mold, rotted framing and sheathing, destroyed insulation and damaged ceilings. 

Rough winter and wet spring typically keep roofers extremely busy and there usually is a longer waiting period to receive an estimate or to have the actual installation performed. 

Many companies will not give as good as a deal on the roof labor during this time of year.

What would you benefit if you start now?

Consider having your roof installed or repaired when the weather is cooler. and you will:

Deserve spring discounts for roofing repairs and re-roofing jobs during the winter. If your roofs are in such poor condition that you cannot wait until spring to repair it, Call us now and receive a better price than you would during the warmer months.
Receive faster service on a new roof during the winter, we are less busy in the winter than in the summer. What this can mean for home owners is that we are able to install your new roof in a matter of days as opposed to waiting weeks or even months. 


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