When winter is at its peak and you find yourself having a roofing leak, you wouldn’t think twice about calling in a professional to make the necessary repairs. But then you also wonder if the repairs can wait until spring arrives, especially when the weather seems less than ideal for the job. If you’re not sure if a roof repair can be done during the winter season, Expert Contracting shares what to consider:
The Type of Roofing Damage
Normally, roofers can still repair damage during the winter season, but it depends on a few factors. One of the biggest is the type of damage your roofing system has sustained. If it’s an active leak, then you need to consider how it can damage other parts of your home. For instance, if it leaks over expensive furniture, appliances, or equipment, it might be best to cover them with a tarp while calling in an emergency repair. You’ll also need it repaired as soon as possible if it’s leaking in an area where people can slip and get injured.
Snow isn’t the most ideal weather to work in, but professional contractors are usually more than qualified to do emergency repairs under mild weather conditions. However, if you’re planning a full roof replacement, it’s usually recommended that you wait until spring arrives when the weather is more favorable. This is because many roofing materials behave differently under cold temperatures, which can affect the structural integrity when it’s being built.
The Type of Roofing System
Some materials fare better in the cold weather than others. If you have damage to a metal roofing system, you can have it repaired during the winter season without any compromise to quality. The cold simply doesn’t affect metal roofs as they’re already built for constant contraction and expansion. But if you have an asphalt shingle roof, the winter weather can affect its adhesive strength and won’t get installed properly on the roof deck. They can also bend and crack due to the low temperatures.
As one of the most reputable roofing companies in the area, Expert Contracting always gets the job done right! Call us today at (716) 572-7303 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form. We serve customers in West Seneca and the surrounding NY areas.