With the winter weather upon us, homeowners may not be thinking about getting their roof replaced. Even if a roof replacement is direly needed, some people may assume that roofers can’t install roofs in the winter months. That’s not necessarily true.
Experienced Roofers Can Repair or Replace a Roof Year-Round
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that your roof can’t be replaced. Of course, the ideal day for roofing would be warm, between 70 and 80 degrees, without any chance of rain, wind or other inclement weather. Unfortunately, those types of days are hard to come by, especially in St. Louis. A professional and experienced roofing company like Brian Dawson Roofing has the resources and knowledge to replace a roof in the winter, with a few restrictions.
- The temperature should be above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If it’s any colder than that, the adhesive used on the shingles may not adhere properly. This could void any warranties on the roof, as well.
- Additional attention is needed to avoid shingles cracking. The cold weather makes the shingles less pliable and more susceptible to cracking when cutting or handling. This doesn’t mean they cannot be installed properly with the proper precautions. A “hotbox” can be used to keep the shingles from freezing.
- Slick surfaces can be dangerous. If there is snow or ice on the roof, it may be necessary to postpone the replacement until it melts.
Advantages of Scheduling a Roof Replacement Now
If there is an emergency situation requiring immediate attention, a roof will need to at least be repaired to prevent additional damage to the home. For example, if there is water seeping through the roof, a tree has fallen on the home, or a strong storm has left the roof vulnerable and damaged, it requires quick action.
Call Brian Dawson Roofing if this situation occurs. They will assess the situation and take steps to remedy the immediate problem. If a complete roof replacement is needed, they may be able to install a new roof, barring any restrictive conditions. If the weather precludes a complete roof replacement, they will take steps to protect your home from further damage until a full replacement is possible.
If the roof is in need of repair or replacement but can wait until the weather warms up, it’s beneficial to schedule the service now. Get on the books early so there’s no waiting when spring arrives.
About Brian Dawson Roofing
Brian Dawson Roofing, LLC was founded in 1999 by Brian Dawson. As a locally owned and operated roofing company located in Wentzville, Missouri, they provide quality roofing services to homeowners across the entire St. Louis, St. Charles and Lincoln Counties. They are fully licensed, bonded and insured.
Brian Dawson put his name on the company and he stands by all of his work. He values his reputation as an established member of the community for over 20 years. He is there when customers have questions or issues. That’s why he personally inspects every job before it’s considered complete.
Brian Dawson Roofing, LLC has been certified as a ShingleMaster by CertainTeed®. This accreditation ensures customers get the highest quality workmanship and the best service possible with long-lasting results. The company maintains high ratings on Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau.