Things to Think About for Cold Weather and your Roof

Cold weather is quickly arriving all across the country. With that in Steep Slope Roofingmind, the time to think about cold weather roofing is now. Wait a few more weeks and it might be too late to install a new roof or get an existing roof ready for winter.

Snowguards are one of the most important ways to prevent potentially dangerous roof avalanches, and anyone who lives in an area that has a chance of heavy snow should consider having them installed. Snow and ice falling off a roof is more dangerous than most people realize. Unfortunate people who happen to be standing underneath a snowfall when it happens can be seriously injured. Snowguards help keep that from happening by preventing snow from falling down in big, heavy blocks and allowing it to melt and be drained off in smaller amounts.

For folks in need of a new roof, in a matter of weeks, it's going to be too cold to install many other roofing tiles. Many manufacturers will not allow their materials to be installed when the outside temperature is below 40 or 45 degrees F. This is a big problem for roof installers throughout the country during the winter months. For those roofers who work in high mountain country where temperatures can reach 45 F at night in August, it is a big problem year round.

Fortunately, the DaVinci engineered resin system is designed so that the tiles remain flexible in cold temperatures and can usually be installed in temperatures as cold as 20 degrees F. When installing DaVinci Slate and our composite Shake in cold temperatures you must make sure that the tiles have been stored flat and are flat when installed. You must make certain that the space between tiles is at a very minimum 3/16”. If using a pneumatic roofing nail gun make sure that the pressure isn’t set too high.

To learn more about how DaVinci Roofscapes products help protect your home during the winter, contact DaVinci Roofscapes by email or calling 1-800-328-4624 today.


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