Pros and Cons of Winter Roof Work

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 by Barrett Lanigan

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Do Roofers Work In The Winter?

Yes! Ice and snow doesn’t stop roofers from working throughout the winter season! Compared to the summer, where roof temperatures can reach close to 120 degrees, winter roof conditions are actually preferred by roofers!


1. Fixes The Problem Immediately

It doesn’t matter if the damage is large or small, if there is any issue with your roof during the winter season, it is extremely important that you repair it as soon as possible! Neglected damage, even if it is minor, can expand and multiply leading to catastrophe.

 Pros and Cons of Winter Roof Work - Image 22. Lowers Heat Bill

Heating bills can take a toll on your wallet. You're only increasing the price by letting warm air escape through cracks and holes in your roof!

 3. Better Storm Defense

An old, damaged, and/or outdated roof will not win a fight against the next winter storm! Installing a new roof during the winter season will keep your home and family safe from leaks and/or water damage.

 4. Favorable Pricing

The best time to buy from a contractor is when things are slow. Plus, both materials, labor and insurance increases occur early spring before the season begins. Buy it now and take advantage of favorable pre-spring pricing. See your GF Sprague rep for details.



1. Shingles Take Longer to Seal

Asphalt shingles require a certain temperature for their sealant to fully adhere to the roof . Colder temperatures can make the process more time-consuming than a job done in the summer.  Our certified experts install to industry and manufacturer standards, delivering you a high performing roof, without compromise!

 2. Harder To Schedule

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With the winter season comes holidays, winter vacations, activities, and a season that seems just a little more “busy.” Scheduling time for roof work during the winter could add another item to your “to-do” list. Fortunately.  roofing tends to slow down in the winter for most contractors which means favorable scheduling. Get a new roof faster!

 3.Bearing The Cold 

Ice and snow creates hazardous conditions for roofers. The craftsmen at GF Sprague are carefully trained to menuever in dangerous situations. Our Whoever Warranty is your assurance no matter the month, season or weather the job will always be done right. Period.