Winter re-roofing? For your residential and commercial roofing needs using Owens Corning Duration shingles is not difficult.
Few people want to complete a roof project in the winter however, sometimes, the project must be completed. This is often the case during a real estate transaction.
Winter conditions bring about several factors to consider when taking on a re-roof project however, when all the factors are considered and proper precautions are taken, a re-roof project can be safely completed.
First and foremost is the safety of the crew and ensuring morale remains high. If the crew member does not feel warm and safe, they job will not be completed satisfactorily.
Second, in brittle temperatures, precautions must be taken to ensure the tools are working correctly. Low temperatures can affect how the air compressor and guns operate.
Lastly, cold temperatures can make shingles brittle and difficult to work with. Ideally, the temperature will be above 40 degrees however, that is not always the case. Colorado offers warmth from the sun even during colder days. This warm assists the shingles to be more flexible than when cold. If the shingles are cold, then the installer must take precautions to not bend and crack the shingles.
During a winter real estate transaction our Broomfield, Colorado customer was selling there home. During the inspection the home inspector informed the buyer that the roof should be replaced. Upon our evaluation of the roof, we agreed. Working within the real estate transaction deadline, we took the precautions to safely remove the snow from the roof and re-roof the property the following day.