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Can I Replace My Roof During the Winter?

Some home projects are planned, and others aren’t. Unplanned home projects usually occur as a result of a problem that requires a reasonably urgent fix. Some people don’t realize that you can repair and replace roofs year-round. However, Watergate Roofing is here to let you know that you can replace your roof in the winter. Keep reading to find out more.

Can I Replace My Roof in the Winter?

Winter Roof Replacement

Have you ever heard that you can’t replace a roof in the wintertime? Well, that’s not entirely true. If you’re like most U.S. homeowners, you probably have an asphalt shingle roof. Moreover, shingles require heat to create an adhesive seal between the shingle and roof. Given this information, it makes sense that fall, spring, and summer are ideal times to reroof, and that’s true. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done, although it’s a long process. 

Typically, roofers apply a sealant that activates with heat and pressure. Activation bonds the sealant to the roof. In cold weather, however, the roofer must apply the pressure to the asphalt shingle until it activates and seals. In this manual process, shingles can only be laid individually, one at a time. For this reason, roofing in freezing weather takes longer. On the other hand, it also ensures every single shingle adheres across the board. 

Experience and Wisdom

Seasoned roofing business owners can assess whether or not the weather allows for roof replacement in the winter. Moreover, they should be able to discern the application method. It may be that roof replacement can occur, but it must be done individually by shingle. Whatever the situation, your contact should be in regular communication with you to present your options and support your decision.

Winter Discounts

Some roofing companies experience a cyclical business model, which means that business is more active during certain parts of the year. Consequently, you may think that roofing contractors provide considerable discounts in the winter. However, reputable roofing companies typically stay busy all year long. Your best bet is to ask about any current specials. While we understand budgets and work within them, we also emphasize quality work and an excellent customer experience. 

Watergate Roofing Provides Year-Round Service

Is your roof problematic? Whether you need a roof repair or roof replacement, Watergate Roofing can help no matter the season. We serve residents in Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Indianapolis, and nearby. When you need professional roofing, call (317) 80-ROOFS or request an online estimate