Is It Possible To Replace Shingles During the Winter? Our Edmonds Roofers Explain

Despite the fact that the winter months are normally busy for roofing businesses, much of their time is spent fixing storm damage rather than installing new roofs. For a variety of reasons, applying shingles during the winter is difficult, which we go into further detail below. Although it is a more challenging and delicate process, replacing shingles in the winter is not impossible. When you need roof repair or installation this winter in Edmonds or the surrounding Seattle areas, give Crown Roofing a call.

Shingles Are Cold and Brittle in Winter

In order to be effectively applied to a roof, shingles must be flexible. As the temperature drops, shingles get colder and more brittle, which makes installation much more challenging. When a nail is driven through a brittle shingle, it is more likely to break. It’s not a good idea to walk on freshly installed shingles in cold weather since it could cause them to fracture. Shingles need to be maintained in a room that is 71 degrees or warmer for at least 24 hours to become flexible enough to be applied in the winter.

Asphalt Shingles Have Trouble Sticking

Summer is the best time to install asphalt shingles on your roof. In the cold, the adhesive qualities of asphalt shingles change, which makes it more difficult for them to stick to the roof. We recommend using a different material if roof installation during the winter is unavoidable.

Residential Roofing in Edmonds

At Crown Roofing, our team uses high-quality materials from companies like Malarkey, Certainteed, and GAF to perform professional residential roof installation services. We back our own labor with a 10-year written warranty, which is on top of existing manufacturer material warranties that last up to 50 years, depending on the selected product. If you’re building a new home, or if it is time for re-roofing, contact us at 425-712-7663 to request an onsite estimate for new roof installation in Puget Sound.

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