Can You Replace a Roof During the Winter?

During the winter months, most roofing companies in Minneapolis get asked the same question:

“Can you replace my roof during the winter?”

Yes, we can replace your roof at any time during the winter, even if it has already snowed. Our roof replacement team at Schmidt Roofing has more than 25 years of experience, and we frequently take on new customers all year round.

The Dangers of Waiting Until Spring

A lot of homeowners believe that fixing their leaky roof can wait until the spring. This is the result of a simple train of thought: water and snow stays frozen for most of the winter, this is especially true in the sub-degree temperatures Minnesota, therefore I won’t have to worry about patching up or replacing the roof until the rainy season.

This is a dangerous risk for homeowners to take. Allowing snow and ice to build up all winter long puts undue stress on the roof’s structure. Even if it holds up all winter long, the snow will eventually melt and a lot of water will leak into the structure.

Winter Roof Replacement

Naturally, the process of replacing your roof in the winter is different than replacing it during the warmer seasons. In extreme temperatures, many types of shingles become less flexible, but with the right tools and skills, our roofers will have no problems getting the job done.

Our team takes extra care to never expose your home to any moisture while replacing your roof, and they always make sure that each shingle is attached firmly and held in place with the right cement, sealant and nails. Even if a hard wind kicks up, you won’t have to worry about any shingles becoming loose or blowing off the house.

The Best Roof for the Winter

If you are looking for a roofing material that is the most resilient during the winter months, look no further than metal roofing. Metal roofs are the most durable and easy to instal during the winter season. They also last longer than wood shakes or asphalt shingles.

No matter what kind of roof you need, don’t hesitate to have the job completed at any time during the winter, especially if it is an emergency. One of the wettest times of the year is early spring, which is when the snow and ice thaws. In order to make sure that your home is protected from water damage, you will want to make sure that your roof is as good as new.

For a free, no obligation estimate on your next roofing project, fill out our easy-to-complete form today.

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