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Chris Lofaro Fri, Feb 04, 2022 @ 04:00 PM 2 min read

Can Asphalt shingles be installed in the winter?

The big question on everyone’s mind at this time of year is “can we do our project in this weather?” The short answer…YES.

Asphalt roofing can be installed at any time throughout the year. Spring and fall are always our preferred seasons, but that’s just because we like the weather! The simple truth is, this material is made to protect your home from every type of climate, it’s been designed to handle everything from the coldest winter nights to the hottest summer days (not that we want to work those days).

During the winter sometimes the shingle will be rigid and might not lay down completely for the first few weeks until it’s had time to warm up but remember that shingle is nailed down and NOT the final layer of defense! Once the asphalt has a little time to absorb the “radiant heat” from the sun it will lay itself down and the adhesive strip will seal it into place. Radiant heat is the heat generated from direct exposure to the sun. Even though you may not feel it through the cold bite of Winter, the sun is constantly sending rays of warming light our way; believe it or not, that small level of warmth over time will bring the temperature of the shingle up enough for it to lay down and seal to the shingle beneath it. 

The winter in Connecticut can be intense; waiting too long to get the necessary work done to protect your home could become a problem sooner than you think. Snow and ice build up on your house every winter, causing ice-dams, leaks, clogging in your gutters, and weather your shingles down more and more. Getting a new roof on your home could be done in a matter of days and save you months of worry. My biggest word of advice: don’t wait until you NEED a new roof. Too often I come to houses to fix problems that could’ve been easily prevented but the owners were waiting for a better time to do it.

There is no perfect time to protect your home, the weather doesn’t stop coming! While we love working on warm spring days, we keep at it all year long. If you have a project that needs to be done, now is the time to do it! 

If you have any questions that I may not have answered here, reach out! Leave a comment below or Schedule a call with me at https://meetings.hubspot.com/christopher-lofaro 

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