Can You Replace a Roof in the Winter? Winter Roof Installation Guide

Posted on January 13th, 2021 by Applied Roofing Services

Most building owners who require a new roof will want it to be done before the onset of cold weather. However, the primary benefit of replacing your roof during winter is that roofers are more available due to their busier schedules in the other seasons.

Usually, you can get a roof installed at a lower price during colder months when there is less work at hand. This way, you can fully receive the services of your desired contractors who will ensure that your roof performs well.

How Can You Replace a Roof in Winter?

If you work with an experienced roofing crew, replacing your roof in winter is possible. Even though some roofing contractors might say that it’s never okay to replace a roof in winter, a professional contractor will know when a roof requires hand-sealing and ensure that the manufacturer’s guidelines are followed for the work.

What Are the Benefits of Roofing in Cold Weather?

The main benefit of roofing in cold weather is that you may get a better deal on the cost of materials and labor. Winter is a slow time for the roofing industry. Therefore, you can schedule your roof maintenance at a time that suits you.

Also Read – How to Be Prepared for Commercial Roofing Issues This Winter

Can You Install an Asphalt Shingle Roof During the Winter?

The best temperatures to install asphalt shingles are between 40 to 85 °F (4 and 26 °C). If you plan to install roofing shingles in temperatures below the mentioned levels, your asphalt shingles may become brittle and more prone to breakage. To prevent this, store your materials in a warm place (above 50 °F or 10 °C) until you need them.

What about Winter Roof Maintenance?

Your roof may require maintenance even if you don’t intend to replace your entire roof. Roof shingles can easily break under heavy weight, so be careful while walking over them when it’s cold. Any activity on your roof may also damage the sealant bond on the shingles, so be prepared to hand-seal shingles that are peeling away from your roof.

Hire a Reliable Contractor

Hiring a contractor during the winter months will save you time and money as they have fewer bookings and can give full time and attention to your home project. Make sure you hire someone with years of experience or get referrals from friends or co-workers who have had improvement work done. You can even check out the contractor’s reputation on credible online rating sites.

Also Read – All About Ice Dams and How to Prevent Them


Damaged roofs in winter can lead to several issues if not resolved quickly. Make sure to hire an experienced roofer to effectively replace or repair your roof with less trouble.

Are you looking for winter roofing maintenance? Contact Applied Roofing Services today for the best commercial roofing services in Orange County and Los Angeles. Give us a call today at 714-632-8418 to get a quote online.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.

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