Most home owners want to get their new roof installed before the weather turns cold. If your roof is reaching its end of life, don’t wait until your roof completely breaks down. A small leak can lead to bigger problems, causing expensive interior damage to your home.
When the weather starts to become cold, special care is required when handling asphalt shingles. When the weather drops below 50 degrees, asphalt shingles become less flexible, making them susceptible to cracking or, in severe cases, breaking apart. Asphalt shingle bundles tend to keep the shape upon which they are stacked. When nailing, it is important for the shingles to lay flat; otherwise, the nail may break through the shingle during installation. Most asphalt shingles are manufactured with a thermally activated asphalt sealant, which bonds the shingles together once they are installed and exposed to several weeks of sufficient heat from the sunlight. The thermal activation process is critical in protecting your home from wind uplift and stopping water from entering your home. Open metal valleys should be considered when working in cold weather. Woven or closed valleys require shingles to be cut and bent, which may result in shingle damage.
Unlike asphalt shingles, which become brittle when the weather turns cold and rely upon adhesives that require warm temperatures to “activate” and prevent water from entering your home, a quality metal roof can be installed year-round. A quality metal roof is interlocking and does not rely upon sealants as a primary method to protect your home from the weather. In fact, installing a metal roof in winter is the same as it is in the summer—just a little colder!
Whether you need new roofing in winter or summer, the Distinctive Metal Roofing team is available to help you with your metal roofing needs year-round. We’ll provide you with a FREE ballpark metal roofing estimate for your home over the phone, and if the cost is within your budget range, we’ll meet to show you samples and answer all your questions while effortlessly guiding you through the process of selecting your new metal roof.
The Distinctive Metal Roofing team looks forward to working with you!