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Question DetailsAsked on 12/1/2014

is it okey to get your roof done in this cold weather?

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Don't know what your weather is like where you are, but usually manufacturers recommend not applying roofing in temperatures below 45 to 60 degrees (depending on manufacturer) and not over about 85, never over snow or ice, and not over wet underlayment or sheathing.

There are a number of cold weather roofing issues (talking asphalt shingle roofing, here) - cold shingles crack easily when handled, kneeled on, and nailed; the asphaltic tabbing strips that stick shingles together do not adhere in cold weather so your shingles are far more susceptible to wind damage in the future (and may never adhere if they get dirty/dusty before summer), and the underlayment is more susceptible to damage from the roofers walking on it, so your waterproofing layer is less than perfect. Roofing in very cold weather can also lead to buckling and warping of the shingles when they get hot in the summer - same as very hot weather application can result in the nails/staples tearing through the shingles at they shrink in cold weather.

Sometimes, of course, if it is that or not do it at all till spring, on damaged or new roofs you do not have the choice - unless the house is a take it or leave it option, like you are buying it.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD


Here is the other prior question with a number of replies i was looking for and did not find when I was doing the above answer - should clarify matters pretty well for you -

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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