What’s the ideal day when it comes to weather? Well, it depends where you live. A warm and windless day with no chance of rain? Your soon-to-be roof will also vote in favor of these conditions. Roof installations are best done under ideal weather conditions. This is because the temperature affects how roofing materials react during installation. Let’s take a closer look at the best temperature for roof installation.
When The Temperature Is Too Cold
Colder weather can cause certain roofing materials to become brittle. Fiberglass shingles are particularly vulnerable to cold weather. When they become brittle, they can’t easily be laid down on a roof. Brittle shingles can lead to further damage. Over time, this will bring into question the integrity of your roof installation. This isn’t to say that you can’t install shingles in cold weather. But you’ll need to give special attention to the adhesive, as this needs to remain sticky and pliable. The good news is that South Florida doesn’t experience severe cold winter conditions. As long as you use an experienced roofer, you’ll be good to go!
Tips For Roof Installations in Cold Weather
For the occasional “chilly” South Florida days, follow these tips for your installation:
- Store your shingles in a warm location before the roof installation begins.
- Don’t apply an excessive amount of adhesive to the back of the shingles. This will help them to stay in place and adhere firmly to your roof’s surface.
- Cluster the shingles together when they are being transported onto the roof. This will minimize any possible breakages.
- Remember that an experienced roofer will follow these recommended steps.
When The Temperature Is Too Hot
As a South Florida resident, you’ll know all too well how hot it can get. Heat also presents its unique set of roof installation challenges. A big issue is that shingle adhesive can dry too quickly. Your roofing contractor needs to lay down shingles piece by piece in an accurate fashion. A fast-drying adhesive makes for a more challenging installation. A successful shingle installation requires a professional roofer to work well under pressure. Another problem is that excessive heat can cause shingles to soften and lose their shape. When shingles lose their shape, they become hard to install. A concern is that the shingle edges maintain their integrity. When they lose this, shingles can’t be connected in a uniform and precise manner.
Tips For Roof Installations in Hot Weather
- High humidity levels can make it hard for shingles to adhere to the roof. This is because they will take too long to dry. Loose shingles will be vulnerable to wind gusts. In humid weather, it’s best to consult with your roofing contractor.
- It’s best to store your shingles away from direct sunlight just before installation. Shingles become very hard to work with when they’re too hot.
- It’s best to do your roofing installation in the cooler parts of the day. In hot conditions, your contractor may need to pause the installation during mid-day. Working in the morning and later afternoon will result in the best installation.
The Perfect Temperature
Most roof installations can go ahead at most temperatures. But it’s best to follow the recommended temperature range. Most experts advise staying between 40 °F and 80 °F. This will eliminate any risk factors during your roof installation. The ideal weather conditions involve low humidity, no rain, and low wind.
The Roof Installation Experts
AABCO Roofing are the experts when it comes to roof installation conditions. Their experienced team will take on any roofing job, no matter how big or small. Contact AABCO Roofing on 1-954-426-8500 for the best roof installation advice. You can also find AABCO Roofing on Facebook for the latest roofing advice.