Is Winter a Good Time to Install Asphalt Shingles?

Winter Weather and Asphalt Shingles: Everything You Need to Know

Roofing in San Antonio winter can be challenging, but with a few adjustments and precautions, asphalt shingles can be installed during the colder months. Here are some of the techniques and safety tweaks that are necessary to install San Antonio asphalt shingles in cold weather.

Workers' Safety

Winter roofing is hard on workers, so the team needs to wear warm clothing, including winter work gloves and clothes that limit skin exposure. Winter-rated boots and fall-arrest equipment are also a must.

Surface Preparation

Asphalt shingles can also be installed in winter if adequate roof preparation is undertaken. This includes clearing away any ice and snow. This ensures the roof is neither slick nor slippery during the work. 

Materials and Equipment

Asphalt shingles are prone to breaking when temperatures dip below 40℉, so installing these roofs when the temperature exceeds this lower limit is advisable. Even then, the shingles should be stored in a warm place and laid flat, so they don’t conform to the shape of the irregular surface on which they are lying. The San Antonio roofer can take them out during installation while they are still pliable.

Additionally, proper attention has to be taken when setting the pressure on nail guns so that the nails don’t blow through the shingles during the winter installation. Rather than use four nails in each shingle, Rhino Roofers uses six to ensure the installation is firm and can withstand inclement weather.

Call Rhino Roofers for Asphalt Shingle Installation & Service in San Antonio, TX

Winter roofing with asphalt shingles presents unique challenges. You need an experienced crew from a locally based roofing company like Rhino Roofers. Our combined experience in San Antonio is leveraged to deliver 5-star work at your home or business premises. Contact us today for a free inspection and quotation for the installation of asphalt shingles in winter weather.