Roofer Tips for Winter Installations
There’s a definite chill in the air — especially if you’re several stories up installing a new roof!
This is the time of year for roofers to pay special attention to their work. Bundle up, watch your step so you don’t slip on unseen moisture on the roof and make sure to work smart.
Here are some cold weather installation tips for working this winter with DaVinci Roofscapes products to take to heart:
Tip #1 – Store your tiles flat, in as warm an area as you can.
Tip #2 – Install your tiles flat. If they are not flat because of the way they’ve been stored or shipped, then take time to flatten them before installing.
Tip #3 – If you’re installing Bellaforté tiles during cold weather, make sure the tabs are horizontal with the bottom of the tile. If they are not you should manually adjust them to get them in alignment.
Tip #4 – Cold weather can affect a pneumatic roofing nail gun. If you’re using this tool make sure to reduce the pressure. And, if it’s really cold outside and you’re having difficulties with your air compressor, you should go back to hand nailing polymer roofing pieces in place.
Tip #5 – When cutting our DaVinci products in colder temperatures, it’s better to score the lightweight roofing tiles with a straight blade and then break the tile along the score. You can also use a saw blade with smaller and finer teeth.
**Snow guards should be considered in all geographic areas where accumulating snow fall is possible.**