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Can a Roof Be Replaced in the Winter?

Winter Roof Replacement

Kansas weather can be unpredictable, but it is possible for a roof to be replaced in the winter. In some cases. It’s even necessary to prevent water leaks and further damage. Dingers Roofing & Construction is experienced with installing and replacing roofs in the Wichita area during cold months.

Benefits of Replacing Your Roof During Winter

Greater Availability

Demand for roofing services is typically lower in the winter months, so top roofing companies like Dingers Roofing & Construction may have more appointments to choose from.

Flexible Scheduling

During the winter, you’ll likely have a better chance of booking your roof replacement according to your schedule. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that snow, ice or freezing temperatures can cause roof installations to be rescheduled.

Better Pricing

Roofing companies are usually busiest in the spring, summer and fall, so homeowners may be able to take advantage of more competitive prices in the winter than during peak months.

Cold Weather Roofing Considerations

Safety

Ice, sleet, snow and extreme cold can all create hazardous conditions for roofers. Your roofing company should monitor the weather to ensure their employees can install your new roof safely. If roofers can’t safely walk on and work on a roof, expect your project to be rescheduled or moved to a later time of day when the sun has warmed the surface.

Impact of Cold on Nail Guns

When temperatures are cold enough, ice can form inside the nail guns roofers use to install shingles. Moisture in the compressed air that powers them can freeze inside the air lines. This disrupts the airflow and can result in nails that are underdriven or overdriven. Roofers will need to closely monitor the nail placement to ensure they adjust the depth correctly so the shingles will be secured.

Effect of Cold Temperatures on Shingles

Here in the Wichita area, asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material used on homes. In cold weather, they can become more brittle and are more likely to crack. Additionally, most shingles contain a heat-activated sealant that helps them adhere to the roof. Installing them when the air temperature is below 40°F usually requires hand sealing with asphalt roof cement. This will hold the shingles in place until the temperature rises and/or the sun warms the shingles.

Replace Your Roof This Winter

If your roof if damaged by a storm, don’t delay getting it repaired because of the weather. In the Wichita, Kansas, area, contact Dingers Roofing & Construction for expert roof replacement in the winter and every season.