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Cold weather roofing

by: Kirsten Land on December 2nd, 2014 about Commercial Roofing, Residential Roofing

Snow on roofMany people find themselves in need of roof work in the colder months. But often they wait until warmer months to get it taken care of. So is roofing during winter not a good idea?

The truth is there is plenty of roofing activity taking place in the winter. You don’t have to wait until the hectic spring tornado season to do a complete re-roof.

In fact, even though we’re working, roofing contractors are a lot less busy in the winter than in the spring or summer. That means you don’t have to wait to have your roof repaired or replaced by the company you really want to work with, like Land Enterprise Roofing.

We are always careful to follow specific guidelines when we roof a home during the winter. Luckily, Oklahoma tends to have milder winters. As long as the day is forecasted be sunny and get above 50-degrees, we can install a roof. In the winter, a residential home’s heating system and attic airflow will warm the roof to 10-15 degrees above the outside air temperature. Additionally, if a roof has full sun exposure for the entire day, the heat from the sun on a dark roof will provide enough warmth to seal the shingles.

In the morning, our crew will tear off shingles and attach the underlayment to the decking. Then, we will place the shingles on the roof to allow them time to warm up while the crew heads to lunch. On a 50-degree day, the shingles will warm up to a 70 degrees. In the afternoon, the roof will be warm enough to secure shingles to the decking. The warmth of the sun will help the shingles lie down and seal into their permanent position.

Of course it’s entirely up to you to choose when to complete projects on your home but you don’t have to wait until spring to begin your roofing project. The key the winter roofing is to evaluate all variables before work can begin. Our experienced team knows when the elements are optimal for winter roofing projects. Call and schedule your roof inspection or project today!

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