Roofs are re-shingled year-round, but there are some seasons and weather conditions that are just more suitable for re-shingling. Roll roofing, shakes and asphalt shingles can be installed in most temperatures, but issues will arise in conditions below 4 degrees or above 29 degrees. However, cold and warm weather both present certain challenges when re-shingling a roof. Below are these challenges and the truly best weather conditions for having new shingles installed.
Challenges of Installing Shingles in Hot Weather
Installing shingles in temperatures above 27 degrees can basically cause them to become overly malleable. High temperatures combined with moderate to high humidity can also cause the adhesive to dry out and fail to stick to the surface of the roof effectively. This problem can be exacerbated by hot wind or rain, which may result in shingles falling off the roof. Now, that said, experienced professionals know the best techniques to use for the best application in all weather.
Challenges of Installing Shingles in Cold Weather
Installing shingles in cold weather can cause them to become brittle and/or break. Fiberglass shingles are the most susceptible to breakage, but asphalt shingles may also break in conditions close to freezing. If you’re going to have your roof re-shingled in the cooler months of the year, store them in a warm, dry place until the day of installation. However, if you hire a team of professionals like our Saskatoon roofing company, we can advise you on the best way to store your shingles to preventing fracturing, prior to installation.
Best Conditions for Installing New Shingles
The ideal conditions for re-shingling a roof is during an overcast day with moderate humidity and moderate temperatures. Temperatures between 10 to 21 degrees are perfect conditions for shingle installations. Of course, it’s not always possible to get one of these ideal weather days in the summer, which is why it’s important to choose an experienced team for the job. Bay Construction & Restoration is best equipped to work around less than ideal weather conditions to provide you with a roof that lasts.
If you’re currently looking for someone to re-shingle your roof, give us a call and we’ll be happy to provide you with an estimate for your roofing job.