How cold is too cold?


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Old 02-09-01, 08:59 AM
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We are selling our house and we have until March 10th (roughly) to fix the roof on our garage. The weather here has been very cold and snowy so as a result, we have not been able to complete the repairs. We live in Colorado where the weather is as unpredictable as the price of gasoline. My question is this...how warm does it have to be to replace 3-tab? We want the roof to be able to 'seal' and the tiles to be flexible. We can stand working in the cold...but would hate to have to re-do it because of the weather. We are going over the top of an existing roof, so leakage is not an issue.

We have some 40 degree weather coming this next week (hopefully) and would like to do it then. As long as the snow stays away...we should be able to get this done!

Any help would be appreciated!

Teresa
 
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Old 02-10-01, 03:16 AM
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You need much warmer weather than 40 degrees for the tabs to stick.
If you re-roof now, the shingles will be subject to being ripped off by wind, and someone will be replacing them until warm weather gets there.
If your sales contract requires you to re-roof by March 10, then you will have to do it now, or escrow enough money for the buyer to have it done later. Just make sure that the buyer understands that you can NOT be responsible for any damage, if you re-roof now. (Put that in writing to the buyer.)
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Old guy has some good escrow points, but you can shingle in 40 degree weather. You can really shingle in much colder weather. What you want to do, is to keep your shingles indoors, and keep them heated. Then take them up as you need them. Use nails not staples and nail according to the package. The shingles will seal ok. Have shingles in 20 below and not even a little problem. Good Luck
 
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Old 02-10-01, 06:41 AM
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SEE! The pro always knows more and a better way. Especially if they're from up North.
I'm just a Southern guy, and never thought of heating shingles.
Our problem down here is usually trying to KEEP them from sticking together before we even break the bundle. LOL.
 
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Old 02-11-01, 10:17 AM
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What a great idea. I think that is how we will approach it. Your advice is invaluable. Thank you.

John & Teresa
 
 

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