The best time of year to repair your roof or add a new roof is in the late summer or fall—particularly asphalt shingles so that the sun’s heat can seal the shingles in place.
However, the most intense season for your roof is winter, and you could need repairs. Your roof rarely chooses the best time to spring a leak.
What’s more, under that snow could be a sheet of ice that will shift when the sun warms it during the day. As it moves, it could push up under those asphalt shingles, metal flashing, roofing tar, or caulk and cause a leak.
Although many roofing contractors will try to put off repairs during particularly frigid weather, primarily because your roof could be covered with ice and snow, but professional roofers know better than to delay repairs longer than necessary.
Any boss would want to protect their workers from working on a roof in adverse weather, but it is necessary to preserve the protections your roof provides your home. Melting snow and ice leaking down into your attic will cause more damage to support beams and insulation.
Plus, mold and mildew will start to grow, which could affect your family’s respiratory health.
Winterizing Your Roof
If you didn’t get it done in autumn, which is the optimum time to get your roof winterized, you could call the professionals at Roof-to-Deck. Even though it’s already frigid in Minnesota, we will come out, do a roof inspection and take care of any leaks, broken shingles, punctures, or other items that could cause a leak.
Likewise, just because you had a roof inspection in the fall, you still must check on it periodically and perform regular snow and ice removal to prevent severe damage.
If any of those branches hang down onto the roof, you should get those pruned back away from your roof and gutters.