Contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to do roofing projects such as repair and replacements during cold weather. There are just more things to consider and be mindful of than in other seasons. It’s a challenge but it’s not impossible to do.
Pechacek’s General Contracting, your roof and siding expert, shares three tips to keep in mind when doing roof replacement during winter.
Clean the Roof Surface
One way to make roof replacement easier during the colder months is by cleaning the surface regularly. Never let the snow pile up into large clumps on the roof. Not only does this add extra weight to the roof but it also disguises risks such as cracked shingles or holes.
The same tip applies to the ice that develops on the edge of the roof. These icicles add extra weight to the roof edge and can become a real safety hazard when they start getting loose. Getting rid of these icicles makes roof replacement less hazardous and timely gutter repair easier to do.
Schedule the Work on Sunny Days
The winter season isn’t always perpetual cold and snow, so plan the work during the sunnier days. The colder season is actually the only time when it’s advisable to work during the middle of the day or at noon as you’ll get the most sunlight during these hours.
Work With an Experienced Roofer
Always work with a local roofer. While it’s tempting to do the roof replacement on your own, it’s risky work. It’s even more dangerous during winter when ice makes the roof slippery and the snow can conceal hazards.
Pechacek’s General Contracting provides consistent, high-quality workmanship in every roofing project, from roof replacement to monthly repairs. Trust in our 15 years of experience for the roof that you deserve. We also install new decks, gutters and siding. Call us today at (715) 502-2006 to learn more. We are roof and siding experts serving River Falls, WI.