Break out the pocket warmers and the heavy-duty work gloves. Temperatures are dropping and that means getting yourself and your crew ready for cold weather polymer roofing installations!
The good news is that, even if the temperatures drop below freezing, you can still install DaVinci Roofscapes simulated slate roofing and composite shake tiles. Actually, synthetic roof materials from DaVinci can usually be installed in temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
While you might resist installing other roofing materials in temperatures this cold, bundle up, because our products can handle frigid weather.
DaVinci's carefully-formulated imitation slate and shake alternative roof tiles aren't brittle (like plastic roofing materials are thought to be). They're actually made to remain flexible in very cold temperatures. Even in bone-chilling cold temperatures, you don't have to worry about excess breakage of the designer roof tiles due to cold weather conditions.
Of course, we do have a few tips to share. First, if you're using a pneumatic nail gun for installing our roof tiles, make sure the pressure isn't set too high. Second, make sure that our DaVinci shake alternative and slate roofing tiles have been stored flat, and are flat when installed. Third, You must make certain that the space between tiles is at a very minimum 3/16”. And, most importantly, use extra personal care when working in cold weather conditions. That means staying focused, keeping those pocket warmers handy and making sure to stay safe up on the roof!
Need more tips on installing synthetic roofing material in cold conditions? Check out Freeze/Thaw No Trouble for DaVinci Polymer Roofing and Winter Roofing Installation With No Worries.