Cold Weather + Composite Roofing = Successful Winter Installations
Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the roofing is so obliging.
And since it needs to be installed,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Not ready yet for cold weather composite roof installations? Let DaVinci Roofscapes offer a few tips to get you prepared for the roofing projects during the upcoming winter months.
Tip #1 – Dress for the weather. Make sure you and your installation team use fall protection devices and appropriate footwear, since winter makes the roof more slippery and icy.
Tip #2 – If you're using a pneumatic roofing nail gun for plastic roofing materials installation, make sure the pressure is not set too high. If you should have trouble with an air compressor, consider hand nailing pieces of composite roofing into place.
Tip #3 – Before installing in colder temperatures, store your polymer roofing shingles flat.
Tip #4 – The unique formula of DaVinci synthetic shake and composite slate materials allows our product to remain flexible in colder weather, so you can install our luxury roof products in temperatures as low as 20 degrees F. Make sure that the lightweight roofing tiles are laid at a very minimum 3/16".
Tip #5 – Don't forget the snowguards. If you're installing in a cold weather region, make sure to recommend and install suitable snowguards that will help reduce the chance of "avalanches" of melting snow from polymer roofs.
For more winter weather installation tips, see How Cold is Too Cold to Install DaVinci Synthetic Shingles?