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Flagstaff Roof Replacement in Winter
If You Live In An Area Of The Country, Such As Flagstaff, Which Has Real Winter Weather, You Might Be Wondering Why Anyone Would Consider Flagstaff Roof Replacement In The Winter.
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Many roofing contractors offer their services year-round even in cold and snowy regions like Flagstaff. Roofing Flagstaff homes during the winter is no different for a roofing contractor than re-roofing homed at any other time of year.
“It’s too cold outside in Flagstaff for a roof replacement.”
It may be cold out now but who cares? Your roof doesn’t care. Our crew installing your roof doesn’t care. Don’t worry about the guys doing the installation. If the cold weather here in Flagstaff bothered them that much they wouldn’t be up there installing your new roof in the first place, they would be working an indoor job.
Lots of roofers prefer roofing in cold weather just because it is cold. Try roofing a black roof in the middle of the summer – even in Flagstaff, where it never gets above 85 degrees, it can still feel like 110 degrees up on your roof.
“There is too much snow on my roof to have it replaced right now.”
It is really not a big deal to shovel the snow off of a roof. It usually takes a half-hour to an hour to remove the snow and most roofing contractors don’t even charge you extra for this as long as they are there to replace the roof and not just shovel snow .
Does the crew need to be careful while doing this to avoid falling? Of course. However, the crew needs to be careful in every regard when it comes to roofing a house; this isn’t new. Our Flagstaff roofing crews are roof professionals, and safety will always come first.
The 4 reasons you should consider having your Flagstaff roof replaced during winter.
1.) Ice dams causing leaks.
Winter in Flagstaff tests your home and roof in ways unlike any other time of year. The most common cause of roof leaks during the winter is an ice dam. An ice dam is formed over the eaves of a house from built up snow melting and running down the roof only to refreeze at the very edge of the roof line.
Here in Flagstaff, as well as other cold weather areas, roofing contractors use a product called “ice & water barrier” together with proper drip-edge flashing techniques to prevent ice dams from damaging your home and causing leaks. This technique, when done properly, provides added protection for at least 3 feet up from all edges of the roof. Many older Flagstaff roofs do not have “ice & water barrier” installed.
If your roof is leaking because of ice dams this could be a great time to have the roof redone properly and ensure that ice dams will not be bothering you and your home again.
2.) Winter conditions, in general, make a bad roof worse.
If you had a bad roof before the Flagstaff winter, it is only going to be in worse shape once spring arrives. During the winter, as the temperature fluctuates (here in Flag we may have dozens of freeze-thaw cycles during a single winter) it makes your shingles expand and contract causing curling and cracking in older shingles.
Once some of your old roof shingles curl a bit, and you get a wet, heavy snow, the weight of the snow causes some of those curled shingles to crack.
Now you have a potential new roof leak.
Also, when that wet, heavy snow then freezes it will cause even more damage to your old roof shingles.
The thaw and refreezing that occurs throughout the winter time is nothing but bad for old shingles. Old roofs hate the cold winters.
3.) Faster service on your new Flagstaff roof installation.
It’s a simple fact that Flagstaff roofing contractors, and roofing contractors in general, are not as busy during the winter.
What this means for a homeowner needing a new roof is that the roof contractor you choose might be able to install your new roofing in a matter of days from the time that you sign the contract as opposed to waiting weeks, or even months, if you wait until the weather warms up. This should be reason enough to have your roof replaced in the winter.
4.) Save money by taking advantage of a slow time of year for roofers.
Who doesn’t want to save as much money as possible especially when it comes to an expensive home improvement project such as re-roofing. For the same reasons that you may be able to receive faster installation service on a new roof from a roofing contractor during the winter, you will also probably receive a better price than you would during the warmer months.
Most professional FLagstaff roof installers will provide you with the same labor warranty for a roof installed in winter as a roof installed any other time of year. The material warranty is provided by the shingle manufacturer and will be the same regardless of what season the roof was installed.
Roofing contractors want to keep their crews busy and will give you a better price just to avoid having to lay off employees during the winter slowdown.