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It is a common belief that having a roof installed during the winter is a bad idea. Unfortunately, there is so much bad information out there regarding this, that is is no wonder so many people believe this. Fortunately, roof installation professionals can install a new roof any time of year, regardless of how cold it is. Here is what you need to know about winter roof installation.
There are guidelines set forth by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) regarding winter installation. They state that there are no temperature recommendations for installing asphalt shingles. They do state, however, that if it is too cold, then the shingles can be brought out of warm storage in smaller bundles so that they are easier to install. Many contractors will also apply extra adhesive in cold weather to ensure a strong hold.
Winter Installation Advantages
If you have a leak or some other form of damage, you do not want to wait to get it fixed. If it happens to be the winter, so be it. Moisture could soak down under the shingles and cause rotting, mold, mildew, and other nasty problems in your structure. By the time the warmer weather returns, the problems will only have grown. If a roofing contractor has experience with colder weather and can install your roof, then they should get to it immediately.
Contractors are not usually as busy during the colder months, so you may be able to find a good price for your roof installation. Plus, since there will be fewer customers, you can get a more personable service since the contractor will not be pulled in as many directions. Your roof can be cheaper, and you might get better service by having the work done in the cold months.
Protecting Your Roof From The Weather
Yes, a roof is designed specifically to protect the inhabitants of a building from the elements. However, a winter installation will give your roofer the chance to better protect your roof. They will be able to use the right water and ice shield so that it is ready for the spring melt and the rains that accompany it. The shield will help if any shingles get loose from winds or debris.
If you have questions about roofs or if you are in need of roofing services, do not hesitate to contact Central Roofing Company™. You can reach us online or by calling 763-572-0660.