If you live in an area of the US that gets cold, ice, and snow during winter, you may have a harder time finding a roofer. While this seems like common sense, it’s not as straight-forward as you may think. Let’s look at why it’s hard to find a roofer during winter and how you can find the right one even in the worst of winter conditions.
Finding a Roofer During Winter
Most roofing companies operate during winter. In fact, many of them still roof when the weather is appropriate. If the weather is above 40 degrees and there’s no ice or snow, roofing is safe for all involved. As soon as it starts raining and snowing, or the temperature drops below 40, it becomes unsafe to roof not just because of conditions but because of the risk the cold brings. Roofers will often attempt to roof on days where the weather is clear and since most homes can be re-roofed in one day, this works out for the company and the homeowner.
Finding a roofer during winter can be tough, because not all companies roof during the cold season. This narrows down who you can roof with. Some roofing companies run one crew and one salesmen during the winter, too, to cut down on costs and reduce overhead. If you find a company running this way, there may be a wait on roofing and if your issue is urgent, they may not be able to take care of it in a timely manner which can lead to more issues.
During the winter, we recommend doing the same amount of research we’ve talked about before on the blog when finding a roofer. From there, find out how often they’re roofing, what conditions they roof in, and when they can expect to load and begin working on your roof. If the roof can wait, this is no issue; if it can’t, you may need to go with another roofer who can get the job done quicker, even if it costs slightly more.