The Pros and Cons of Roofing in the Winter

Winter Roofing

roofing in the winterSome homeowners think that roofing in the winter is an absurd and terrible idea. Well, it’s pretty hard to blame them, especially since the idea seems to go against logic – I mean, who would want to damage their roofs – their protection from the harsh winter snow and elements – and expose their properties and themselves to the risks? Besides, is there any roofing contractor in their right mind to do your roof out in the cold?

Well, the answers may surprise you, but yes, there are.

Actually, one of the advantages of roofing in the winter is that you don’t have to wait in line to get a roofing contractor to work on your roof because, hopefully, there aren’t a lot of your neighbors who are thinking of having their roof done. Well, that pretty much depends on where you are though, since some contractors report that they can be very busy during these months. See? There are other homeowners who knows that there are benefits to roofing in the winter. The best part is that since this is the holiday season, roofing contractors often give out huge discounts to customers. It seems that that’s their own way of spreading Christmas cheers.

Speaking of discounts, this is also that time of the year when hardware stores and manufacturers slash percentages off from their items – roofing materials included. This is definitely the perfect time to get that new roof you’ve been eyeing last summer.

Do note though that there are still some drawbacks to this endeavor.

For one, not all types of roofing materials can be installed during the winter season. This includes rubber roofs and modified bitumen. Actually, any roof that requires the use of glues and adhesives are not recommended. This is mainly because the glue and adhesive will freeze and won’t hold, thereby exposing your roof to damage. However, other types of roof like PVC and metal roofs are absolutely fine, since they are attached using screws and plates.

There are some arguments when it comes to shingles though. Some roofing contractors claim that it is possible, while others say it’s not. In this case, it is best to talk to your roofing contractor to see if he can or cannot do it.

So if you somehow forgot to have your roof done last spring, summer, or fall, then don’t worry because it’s not yet too late. With the help of a professional roofing contractor, you and your roof should be fine enough for the season.

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