3 Reasons Why Getting Your Roof Replaced In the Winter Is A Bad Idea

January 28, 2016 by Freddie Charles Tags : ,

Your roof can become damaged at any time of the year, and therefore controlling the time of year repairs are carried out can be difficult. Avoiding repairs during the winter is advantageous, because of the following 3 reasons:

  1. Human factor: the quality of the end result will inevitably depend on the comfort level of the contractors. In the winter morale can be low as heavy winter clothing needs to be worn, and snow must be shoveled off before work can begin. In the warm summer months contractors will feel all lot better about working on a roof.
  2. Tools: while the majority of roofing tools work in the winter there are some like the nail gun and compressors that do not. This can make it impossible to complete some roofing jobs.
  3. Materials: shingles that are installed in freezing weather will not glue to the surface of the roof as readily as in warmer temperatures.

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