Shingled Roofs – Here’s How they Stand Up Against Winter Weather
By C Plus Roofing
December 28, 2017 at 10:01 am
How your roof stands up against winter weather is very important. You want a roof that gives you peace of mind in knowing you are protected. In general, shingled roofs stand up well against the cold weather, snow, and ice, that is, if they are properly installed and maintained.
Just like anything else, if you don’t give your shingled roof the care it needs, it will deteriorate much quicker and be less effective when you need it the most.
New roof no issues
If you have a new roof and it was installed by a reputable roofing company, you should have no issues with your shingled roof during the winter. The shingles will protect your home from water infiltration, ensure the snow and ice stay outside of your home and act as a barrier between the inside of your home and the weather outside.
Older roof need attention
If you have a shingled roof that is older, 15-20 years, then issues could definitely arise during the winter. Over time, shingles can crack due to cold weather and curl due to water damage. High winter winds can also blow off sections of shingles from your roof. When shingles are damaged, it leads to a variety of roofing issues. Water can get under your shingles, create leaks and even weaken your roofing structure. This can become a big issue if you have a lot of snow or ice on your roof.
If you have an older shingled roof, have it inspected before winter to ensure it can withstand the winter weather. No one wants to have roofing issues when it’s well below freezing outside.
Materials and workmanship matter
The materials used and the company you hire to install and maintain your roof is very important in the Canadian climate. Using high quality shingles that are designed with withstand winter weather helps to better protect your home. Having them installed properly by experienced roofers ensures your shingled roof will protect your home to the fullest.
Avoid opting for the cheap fix or roofing option. As they say, you get what you pay for. Cheap shingles and poor workmanship can come back to bite you during the cold winter months.
Can my roof be replaced in the winter?
Yes. Your roof can be repaired or replaced any time of year. However, there are a number of important steps and considerations for cold weather roofing. Be sure to hire a roofing company that has experience installing shingled roofs during the winter or issues could arise during the spring thaw.
Get A Free Roof Inspection Today
If you are considering a new roof for your home, contact us today. We are happy to speak with you about your roofing options, even during the winter. Contact us today to get a free estimate.
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