You might have discovered a roof leak or roof damage and you are wondering how it will survive the winter. “Can I replace my roof in winter?” is what you might be pondering over. While the conditions might not be ideal for roof replacement, you can replace your faulty roof in winter.

However, you should consider hiring an expert to handle your winter roof installation. The following are some of the factors you should consider during your roof installation.

Safety precautionary measures

During the winter, roofs can be slippery and dangerous to climb. You could slip, fall off the roof and injure yourself. You should consider letting an experienced professional handle your roof installation during winter.

A professional has all the necessary safety gear and equipment needed to safely complete your roofing installation. They can use harnesses, lanyards, anchor points, and more.

Proper handling of brittle roofing shingles

Roofing shingles become brittle during cold weather. Improper handling of shingles might result in cracks. An expert roofer can effectively handle your roofing shingles. They have the skills and expertise required to handle fragile shingles.

They can store them in a warm place to prevent them from becoming brittle and cracking during installation.

You can alternatively consider installing metal roofing as the material is resistant to cold temperatures. Metal roofing is also highly durable and long-lasting.

Preparation of tools and equipment

Some tools and equipment like nail guns and compressors might not work effectively during the winter. During winter, water freezes and reduces airflow resulting in the malfunctioning of tools and equipment. However, a professional roofing contractor can take extra precautions and ensure that your roofing material is securely installed.

The sealant material required to seal roofing shingles might not be effective during winter. The sealant requires warm temperatures to work properly. When the temperature drops below 40 degrees, the sealant material might not melt and your shingles could be blown off. In this case, your expert can hand seal your shingles with asphalt cement.