When is it too Cold to Re-Roof Your Home?

At Elite Roofing & Solar in Denver, we hear this question often, particularly in the height of Colorado winter. The truth of the matter is, that having a roof installed when temperatures are too low can compromise the long-term integrity of the roof. It is extremely important to keep this in mind before investing in a new roof.

How Cold Is Too Cold?

According to GAF, asphalt shingles should not be installed when the temperature dips below 40 degrees. While there is not an official temperature limitation governing when a roof is to be installed, at Elite Roofing & Solar we stick to the manufacturer’s guidelines. If an asphalt roof is installed below 40 degrees, the singles are likely to become brittle and lose their malleability. Additionally, each shingle is made with a self-sealant strip. The adhesive is designed to be activated by the sun, if weather conditions prevent the seal from forming, additional measures must be taken.

What Now?

If your roof is in need of replacement or repair during the winter months, it is important to consult a Denver roofing professional. Depending on the issue or the extent of the damage, you can take measures to mitigate damage while you wait for the cold weather to break. And in some cases, you may even be able to have the repair completed despite the cold temperatures. Only an experienced professional can help you determine your best course of action.

Not convinced that now is the time to contact a Denver roofer? Don’t miss our recent post on the hazards of winter damage to your home.

Schedule Your Free Roof Inspection Today!

If your roof is showing signs of damage, or you fear the next snowstorm might be the final straw, now is the time to act. Contact us today. Allow us to help you explore your options and take steps to mitigate further damage to the integrity of your home. With years of experience as top rated Denver roofers, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you outline the very best course of action for the repair and/or replacement of your roof. Schedule your free, no-obligation inspection today and rest a little easier knowing you have Denver’s leading roofers on your side.

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