Too cold for roofing!


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Old 03-30-05, 09:24 AM
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Too cold for roofing!

Is there a temperature below which a roof should not be installed? If above freezing ... OK? Should the temperature be above "X"? Should the roof be put on before vinyl siding?
 
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Old 03-30-05, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Ed Hebda
Is there a temperature below which a roof should not be installed? If above freezing ... OK? Should the temperature be above "X"? Should the roof be put on before vinyl siding?
I go by the temp of the material. I've shingled in 30 degree temps, no problem because our sun warms the shingles themselves up to 50-60 degrees. There's always "ideal temps" I guess...like spring and fall. But in the real world us guys need to work, and folks need roofs installed in colder weather, so I use my head and will not shingle in temps that could damage them,but will install them in colder temps.

It is harder to properly flash a roof once the vinyl siding is installed.
 
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Old 03-30-05, 07:39 PM
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Cold Weather

We have installed shingles in all temps. Even 15 below. We just use a shingle heater to warm them before we nailed them down. Never have had a problem. Yes, roofing should be done before the sideing. Good Luck
 
 

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