Installing Asphalt Shingles in the Winter

ROOFING & Gutters & singles installation

The winters might be great for a lot of reasons, it’s the season of Christmas! But for one reason why it just won’t be so great is probably that it is the season that marks extra maintenance around the house. After all, its not just our bodies that are going to be affected by any temperatures below 0 degree Celsius. Your roofing is just as affected. This is when you want to install roofing shingles. But in order to install or renovate these shingles there are three different dimensions that you need to have checked. These are your roofing shingles, tools and labor. When we talk about the asphalt shingles the flexibility and dexterity of the shingles are limited when temperatures hit below zero.

The shingles will eventually become cold and bitter in the cold whether till they eventually break off. Asphalt shingles are ideally installed between 4 to 27 degree Celsius. In the cold you might also worry about these shingles losing their ability to seal. If your area meets these temperature requirements then here are a few things you should know before you install the Asphalt shingles on your roof this winter:

Safety first:

Working at such heights presents many risks in itself and it is important that you secure your laborers or yourself with the proper safety measures. It is much better to have your roofing work to be done by professionals who know how to properly do the work and also have the right equipment to secure themselves while they’re at it. They not only have the necessary equipment and experience to make sure the work is done right but also so that the work is done safely.

Understanding the Physics:

Asphalt roofing shingles are normally placed in a way where they only rely on the force of gravity for the rain water and snow melt to simply skid off the roof surface. If your roof shingles are arranged with this dynamic in mind, it will easily be able to shed all the water and snow melt and not let it accumulate on the roof top. Make sure that you are aiming for an angle trajectory that allows the snow and water to simply skid off. Remember that the entire point of a “Shingle” is to have it overlapped and lay out slightly on top of each other.

Work from the bottom up:

The Asphalt roof might be the layer that is directly in contact with the whether but make sure that what’s underneath is going to support any damages that might be made in the process. The material underneath is also what provides the underlay for your roofing so make sure it is compatible with the kind of roofing you want installed. This material will also determine whether the water is easily slipped off the roof’s surface or if it is absorbed to see the damages on the inner side of the roof’s surface.

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