22 Dec Winter Installation: Very Smart For Metal Roofing, Not Asphalt
Believe it or not, getting your new roof installed during winter is actually a very smart move. That is, if you are getting a new metal roof installed by American Metal Roofs.
Metal roofs, unlike asphalt ones, actually have many advantages of a winter installation. Asphalt roofing just doesn’t install properly in the cold, and therefore could have lasting issues all year round. Watch the videos below to see why asphalt roofing is just not an option for winter installation and why metal roofing installation has three key advantages when scheduled during the winter.
Asphalt Roofing Installation Failures
Do you know why asphalt roofs typically aren’t installed in winter? It’s because asphalt shingles don’t install properly
in cold weather. You see there’s a self-sealing adhesive strip on the back of asphalt shingles that just isn’t sticky in cold weather. When activated by sunlight and warm temperatures, that adhesive strip bonds the shingles together. Without that adhesive bond to keep the shingles in place, there’s a greater chance of the shingles getting blown off in the first storm. Metal roofing on the other hand can be installed year-round. In fact there are important advantages to a winter installation. See the video below.
Top 3 Reasons Why Winter Installation Is Ideal For Metal Roofing
You don’t normally see a lot of roofing crews working in the winter–except for American Metal Roofs crews. That’s because winter installation is ideal for metal roofing. And here are the top three reasons why:
1. It may be surprising, but our crews prefer installing in the winter. Summertime temperatures on your house’s roof are surprisingly extreme. And there’s not much you can do to stay comfortable working in unforgiving heat. However in cold weather it’s actually easier for our crews through layering up and adjusting to today’s conditions. Crews are happier and more efficient when they’re not baking on an extremely hot roof.
2. Rain vs. Snow — Would you rather go through a snowstorm or a torrential thunderstorm with an unprotected roof? Snow piles up and can easily be shoveled away, while a soaking storm can do more damage to an already leaky roof. Snow wins.
3. Finally, demand for an American Metal Roof usually dips in the winter. But lower demand means quicker installation and better pricing. We understand that winter installation is not for everyone, but we need to keep our crews busy. After all they are employees and not sub-contractors. So you’ll get better pricing with less wait time for a winter installation.
If you’d like to take advantage of a winter installation, call American Metal Roofs today to set up an appointment today with one of our roofing experts. You’ll save money and time with a winter installation of your new American Metal Roof.