What to Do if You Need a Re-Roof in the Winter

Whether a tree branch whacked your roof and knocked off several shingles; or you just conducted a home energy audit and discovered that your roof is leaking heat and driving your energy bill sky high, you need assistance. Ideally, you’d like to hire an experienced roofing contractor to handle your crisis in a timely, cost-effective way.

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There’s only one catch: it’s winter.

The Bay Area’s winters are relatively mild, but the season still brings rain, wind, and fluctuating temperature and humidity levels. These and similar factors can be cause for concern:

  • The wet and wild weather can create dynamic hazards, particularly for do-it-yourselfers. Many Bay Area homeowners and landlords hurt themselves severely by falling off of slippery roofs.
  • Winter can make roof repair more challenging. For instance, during bone cold winter spells, sealants on shingles may not adhere properly. Also, as you may remember from your elementary physics class, heat rises. If it’s 60 degrees inside your home, it may be as hot as 75 degrees on the roof. (The heat from the lower levels rises.) If it’s really cool outside — and really hot at or near the roof — the temperature differential can prevent effective adhesion and cause leaks.

So how can you ensure an adequate re-roofing job, whether you’re a landlord who needs emergency apartment roofing or a homeowner who’s tired of paying exorbitant rates for heating?

Call a Professional Roofing Contractor for Winter Roofing Emergencies

The simplest thing is to connect with a roofing contractor with Ben’s Roofing today for a free, thorough estimate. Our professionals can help you figure how to save money, protect your investment, and prevent additional damage. Call 510-690-8570 or email us now via our online contact form for free a consultation.