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Wintertime is the Right Time to Get a New Roof

Guess what? When Santa Claus came to your home on Christmas, he and his reindeer damaged your roof – so you’re going to need a new one.

Okay, so you probably shouldn’t go around telling people that’s the reason you’re getting a roof replacement. Especially if you have kids, because they may get the idea that you won’t be inviting Kris Kringle back next year. Which will either break their hearts or remove the incentive to be good throughout the year. (Or both.)

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Besides, Santa trains his reindeer to tread gently on roofs. And since they hit millions of homes in a single evening, those reindeer are pretty good at it.

Here’s something else that may sound “unbelievable;” you don’t have to wait until the temperatures rise to have that roof replacement done.

Winter Roof Replacements Can Be Done

It’s true. Some people are of the opinion that it’s never a good idea to replace an asphalt shingle roof in the wintertime. But according to the National Roofers Contracting Association:

“There are no specific temperature guidelines regarding when it is too cold to install asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles do become brittle in cold temperatures, with fiberglass shingles more likely to break than organic shingles. Breakage can be minimized or eliminated if the shingles are stored in a warm area and loaded onto the roof a few bundles at a time.

So obviously, you’ll have to pick a roofing contractor who’s well aware of the extra precautions that need to be taken during the winter. An experienced roofer knows how to handle and install shingles more gently in order to prevent bending and breaking. These companies are also aware that these shingles cannot be installed on a wet surface; otherwise, moisture will become trapped and the shingle could rot prematurely.

Benefits of Getting a Wintertime Roof Replacement

In addition, there are other advantages to having your roof replaced in the winter. Think about all of the homeowners who will be clamoring to have their roofs replaced or repaired during the warmer months. As a result, these people are often forced to wait a few weeks (or months) before a contractor can get them on his schedule. Conversely, the winter season sees much fewer roofing projects – which means your roofer can probably start on your home right away.

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Has tools, will travel. Even during the winter.


This dearth of roofing jobs has another impact as well. When demand is high, contractors can charge more for roof replacements. But during the winter when demand is low, you may be able to get a discount on the total cost of the project. In fact, it’s not unheard of for roofers to compete with each other for wintertime business by offering lower prices for their labor.

Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet: Your Roof Replacement Specialist

If you are in the market for a skilled, knowledgeable roofing contractor, you need look no further than Harry Helmet. For over three decades, the people of Harry Helmet have been providing customers with high-quality roofing products and superior customer service. Harry Helmet will give you a free on-site estimate, offer you a wide selection of roofing materials and colors, and stand behind their labor workmanship with a full ten-year warranty. So why wait until springtime when everyone else is clamoring for a roof replacement? Contact Harry Helmet today by filling out this online form or by calling 1-888-5-HELMET.

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Written by Del Thebaud

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