Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials available on the market and summer is one of the busiest times for roof replacement contractors. This is because if families are on vacation, they have a little more free time to supervise having their roofing systems repaired or replaced. What most don’t know, however, is that installing new asphalt shingles during the hot weather of the summer season poses challengers for the roofers.
In this post, Expert Contracting discusses the challenges that roofers often face when installing asphalt shingles during hot weather.
Summer days can be hot, especially during peak hours. Once peak hours arrive, it can be difficult for roofers to continue working on your roof and will have to take a break to avoid any problems such as heat exhaustion. With that in mind, have your roofers install your new shingles early in the day to prevent this.
While asphalt shingles are made to withstand direct exposure to the hot summer sun, this only takes effect once it’s installed and they can actually stick to each other in the package if left out in the open. Therefore, when the shingles are delivered to your home days before the job is supposed to commence, create a dedicated space in your home for your roof repair pros to store the asphalt shingles to prevent them from sticking to one another in the package.
Softened Asphalt Coating
During the hot weather, the asphalt coating of your roof’s shingles may become slightly soft and can cause foot slippage. While experienced roofers will make sure they’re wearing the proper footwear to prevent slipping, the asphalt shingles themselves becomes susceptible to scuffing from foot traffic and the roof work itself. This can be a difficult thing for the roofers to avoid as they will need to step on some of the shingles to continue installing the rest.
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