Conditions for Replacing Your Roof in Winter
There are three major elements in replacing a roof. Each element needs to fall within the right parameters for winter roofing:
- Tools’ performance
- Shingle product and human ability
- Safety and morale
Some of the tools in the arsenal of a roofing crew won’t be affected by the cold. However, some of the most important tools will be – like air compressors and nail guns. The air in use by your compressor, which drives the nail gun, is affected by humidity.
Basically, that humidity will turn into water and freeze in below-freezing weather in the airlines. This can reduce the airflow in the line and affect the installation because nails have to be flush with the single when they are driven in.
Can you build a roof in the winter?
Is it OK to shingle a roof in the winter?
Of course, new shingles need to undergo thermal sealing, which can take several days and even weeks in temperatures of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Another positive point is that roofing material prices will be cheaper in the winter months.