While late spring, when the weather is stable and fair, is ideal for roof replacement, the beginning of the season might be capricious, with a higher likelihood of low temperatures and even snowstorms. Roof replacement using any type of material requires stable weather conditions, free from rain, snow and strong winds and some materials are not suitable for being installed under certain temperatures – here are some things that you should know:
- Temperatures too low for roofing – while metal roofs can be installed in almost any temperature, the materials that use adhesive sealants can become brittle in cold circumstances, therefore they should be put up only if temperatures are above freezing, the best range being 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Some types of tiles can also become more brittle and they might crack more easily;
- Other aspects related to weather conditions – roofing work should not be performed on wet surfaces or on surfaces covered in snow or ice. Working among wet or icy conditions is not only dangerous for the roofer – cold and wet weather also makes roofing work more complicated and more uncomfortable.
If your roof has been recently damaged by a snowstorm, it might be a good idea to find a temporary solution to the leaks or call American Custom Contractors to perform repair work right away.