Although it’s not considered winter until after December 22, many of us here in Livingston County Michigan are feeling the effects of the cold. One of the industries that slows dramatically during the winter season is roofing. Installing new roofs or getting roof repairs during the winter in Michigan is not unheard of but it’s also not very common, and for good reason. For most homes in Livingston County Michigan they have a type of roofing material known as asphalt roofing shingles. These shingles need to be installed at a specific temperature and be exposed to a minimum temperature for a number of days in order to fully seal to your home’s roof. And while getting a new roof may not seem like a good idea there are situations where you can get a new roof installed or roof repairs done to your home. We’ll go over both in this article.
One of the biggest problems with a roof leak during winter is that even a small leak can start to cause big problems. During extended periods of snow and constant snow sitting on top of your home’s roof it can lead to a slow and steady leak that saturates the attic of your home or even worse. Add in times when the rain sets in and your small roof leak suddenly becomes a big problem even in winter. For home owners that do have a roof leak getting it repaired is a must no matter the season. Since roofing materials are designed to be installed at specific minimum temperatures it does something hinder getting a new roof and many times the roof is repaired and if needed, a new roof installed later when the temperatures are warmer. In any event, if your roof is leaking you’ll need to call a roofing contractor to come out and make roof repairs to your home. You’ll also want to ensure you hire a properly licensed and qualified roofing contractor to make any type of roof repairs during winter. Livingston Roof Pros is fully licensed and qualified and we do offer roof repair services in Livingston County Michigan during the winter months.
The best answer to this questions is: absolutely. There are extra safety measures that need to be done during winter because of the ice and snow but the work continues. At Livingston Roof Pros we have roofing experts ready to help if you have a problem on your home’s roof. Roof leaks happen year round and we understand that sometimes your roof will need to be repaired quickly and efficiently no matter the season. At Livingston Roof Pros we aim to make that happen and give you peace of mind when it comes to your home’s roof.
As I mentioned above most homes in the Livingston County Michigan area have a type of roofing that is called asphalt shingle roofing. The materials used in this product tend to get more rigid as the temperatures drop. So colder temperatures can lead to the product breaking and cracking during installation. It also has a temperature activated seal that adheres the shingle to the shingle below giving your roof a more complete seal. The temperatures needed in order to activate this seal is usually around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. And it need to be warmer for at least a few days to a week in order to properly seal correctly.
If your home has a different type of roofing rather than asphalt shingle roofing you may be able to get a new roof installed without any problems. Metal roofing is one alternative to shingle roofing and the temperature requirements for metal are not as strict as shingle roofing and can be installed during any season. There are safety issues that arise during the installation process for metal roofing during winter but for the most part metal can be installed year round.
If you have a problem on your roof it’s always best to hire a roofing contractor such as Livingston Roof Pros. We can help with any type of roofing issue you may be having in Livingston County Michigan. Call us today to get a free consultation and quote on your home’s roof.
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