The RRSA St. Louis family would like to extend a Happy Thanksgiving to all of our blog readers! If you are traveling please be safe. If you aren’t traveling and would like one of our professional team members to come to your Greater St. Louis home and do a free roof inspection, or have us handle roof repairs you have been putting off. We are always available and can work around your holiday schedule.
However, with the extremely cold weather we have been experiencing recently, you may be wondering about the wisdom of a winter roof repair or replacement. Don’t fret! Roof repair can be completed in cold, dry weather. While it may be possible to install roofs in temperatures lower than 26 degrees Fahrenheit, there are extra precautions that the RRSA St. Louis team takes. For example, adhesives may freeze during flat roof installation. When installing composition shingles, our roofers are careful not to damage the shingles when nailing them to the roof. However, just be aware that new shingles need to undergo thermal sealing, which can take several days of temperatures of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
Your new roof will have the exact same warranty as a roof installed at any other time of the year.
Of course, to be realistic, there are issues we may experience in extremely cold weather that we wouldn’t normally have to deal with. The most common winter roof problem is ice dams. Ice dams occur when snow that has accumulated on a slanted roof melts and then forms icicles that hang from the eaves and gutters. Our roofing professionals can help you with drip-edge flashing techniques to prevent ice dams. Improper amounts of attic insulation can also cause ice dams. When our team member comes to do your free inspection, they can quickly take a look at your attic to make sure it is properly insulated and if not it can be corrected even in cold weather, no problem.
The team at RRSA St. Louis watches the weather and schedules roof installations between the bad weather days. But another perk of replacing your roof in winter that you will be on the very top of the list of jobs to be done by our roofers since winter is less busy. What this can mean for Greater St. Louis homeowners is that we can install your new roof in a matter of days as opposed to waiting weeks. For many homeowners, quick timing is reason enough to have a job done in the winter. But as noted above, our roofers naturally use extra caution while repairing roofs during the winter.
Call us today to schedule your appointment for a free roof inspection, and again, Happy Thanksgiving!
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