When ice and snow hit the Philadelphia metro area, they can cause significant damage to commercial roofs. Some of these cases can be resolved with roof repairs, but some may call for roof replacements. Let’s look at how a commercial roof can be installed in winter.
Can You Put on a Roof in the Winter?
The short answer is yes. However, most roofing contractors perform roof replacements in the summer, so they have to take special care with roofing materials in the winter. For example, they have to store asphalt shingles in warm locations during the winter months. They also need to use nails and hand-tab adhesives to install shingles in cold weather to keep the shingles in place until the weather warms up. Overall, roofing contractors have to take special care with roofing materials so that cold temperatures and weather conditions don’t harm them during the installation process.
Can Contractors Install Metal Roofs in Winter?
Yes. In fact, metal roofs are the easiest type of roof to install in winter because metal roofing panels need little to no special care in cold weather. Your contractor just installs them on your roof as they would in any other season. However, your contractor needs to take special precautions for their roofers’ safety, such as clearing ice and snow off the roof to prepare for the insulation and helping roofers use ladders safely. If your contractor takes all necessary safety precautions, they can replace your commercial metal roof quickly and effectively in the winter.
Should You Get a New Roof in the Winter?
Yes, you should, if needed. Why? A deteriorating roof could expose the rest of your building to freezing temperatures and harsh weather conditions. While your contractor has to take safety precautions for their workers and their materials, they can still get the job done. Once they complete the installation, your commercial roof should be safe for the rest of the winter. Never hesitate to call your contractor when you have a roofing problem in the winter. Even if they have to muscle through tough weather conditions, a certified contractor always finds the right solution for your roof.
Partner With Seal Roofing for Your Winter Roofing Needs
At Seal Roofing, we handle roofing projects in all kinds of weather. No matter how snowy or freezing the weather gets, we always provide the best roofing solutions for your commercial facility. We ensure that your roof shingles, metal roof, or commercial roof membrane stays in excellent condition during every season, including winter.
If you need a winter roof replacement or just simple roof maintenance or repairs, connect with us today. We assess your roof’s needs and develop a customized solution for it.
Seal Roofing is a roofing contractor with a reputation for outstanding service, competitive pricing, and offering a full range of roofing services and solutions.
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