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Icy Roof

As the temperature dips, roofing becomes a concern for many homeowners. At Land Enterprises Roofing, we recognize the unique challenges of cold-weather roofing. With Oklahoma’s often unexpected weather patterns, it’s more important than ever to understand the nuances of roofing in colder conditions.

Ideal conditions

One of the critical factors in roofing during colder months is the temperature at the start of the day. It’s not just about a warm afternoon; the day must begin at a minimum of 45 degrees. The basis of this requirement is the manufacturer’s specifications for shingle installation. If the temperature starts at 25 degrees in the morning and reaches 45 in the afternoon, it is still not ideal for roofing. The gradual increase in temperature, coupled with sufficient sunlight, is crucial for proper shingle installation.

Why this matters

Shingles are typically brittle in colder temperatures. They need warmth to flex and properly adhere to the roof. When installed in cold conditions without adequate sunlight, shingles can remain cupped or lifted, leading to issues like wind damage or debris accumulation, which prevents proper sealing. It is not just about laying the shingles but about ensuring they form a protective and durable layer over your home.

Manufacturing specifications

Meeting manufacturer specifications is not just a matter of best practice; it affects the shingles’ warranty. For instance, if shingles are installed in temperatures lower than recommended, without the necessary ‘cold treatment’ (like hand-sealing each shingle), it could void the warranty. As roofing professionals, we understand the importance of adhering to these guidelines to ensure a quality installation and the longevity and warranty of your roof.

Educating homeowners

I recently worked with a homeowner upset that we had delayed their roofing project. They were very concerned that their roof wasn’t being worked on while other roofers were out working.

I completely feel for this person; I would also be upset in this situation! We talked it out, and I explained that even on perfect days, the length of time it stays at a specific temperature is very important. While some recent innovations in shingle technology allow us to roof in certain winter conditions, some roofers just want to get the job done and won’t follow the best practices for warranty.

At Land Enterprises Roofing, our commitment goes beyond just installing roofs; it is about ensuring that every aspect of the installation is done correctly, even if it means waiting for the ideal weather conditions. We prioritize the quality and durability of your roof, ensuring peace of mind every season.

There is great news if you need a new roof even though it is cold out! Learn more about this roofing innovation here, or contact our team. We would love to talk to you about this process.


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