4 Reasons to Hire a Roofing Contractor to Roof Your Home This Winter

You might wonder why someone would think about roof replacement when it is winter in Simi Valley. It’s not as common as you might think. I live in Simi Valley and many roofing contractors are available all year. A roofing contractor can roof Simi Valley homes in winter. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but most roofing contractors will do it regardless of the season. Some roofing contractors even prefer it. Let’s first discuss the reasons why a new roof is not recommended right now, and what makes it more challenging.

The weather is too cold for roof replacement.

This argument is just not valid. Although it may be cold outside, who cares? Your roof doesn’t care. Your roof crew doesn’t care. The guys who are installing your roof don’t care. They wouldn’t be there installing your roof if the cold was too much of a problem. Instead, they would be indoors. Many men prefer to roof in cold weather, just because it’s cold. You can roof a black roof during the summer. It’s a lot of fun, I assure you. It can feel like it’s 110 degrees up there, even though it’s 90 degrees below the ground in the summer.

My roof is too snowy to be replaced immediately.

This is why God made snow shovels, my friend. It’s not difficult to remove snow from a roof. It takes about half an hour to shovel the snow off a roof. Most roofing contractors won’t charge extra for this if they are actually there to replace the roof, not just shovel it. Do the workers need to be cautious to prevent falling? Yes. This is not a new concept. However, it is important that the crew be cautious when roofing a house. These men are professionals. Safety should always be the first priority.

Okay, so I’ve just given you two reasons roofing shouldn’t happen in winter. These are not very good reasons. Let me now tell you 4 reasons why you should have your roof replaced at this time.

1.) 1.) Ice dams can cause leaks

Winter in Simi Valley is a time when your roof and home are tested in ways that are unlike any other season. The most common reason for roof leaks in winter is the dreaded “ice dam”. An ice dam forms over the roof eaves from snow accumulation and runs down the roof, only to refreeze at the roof’s edge. In Simi Valley and other cold climate areas, roofing contractors use an “ice & Water Barrier” product together with proper drip edge flashing techniques to prevent ice dams from damaging your home or causing leaks. When done correctly, this technique provides additional protection up to 3 feet above the roof’s edges. Older roofs may not have an “ice and water barrier”. It is worth looking at your roof if it is leaking from ice dams. This will ensure that your roof does not leak again.

2.) Winter conditions can make a roofless attractive.

It is likely that your roof will be worse if it was damaged before winter. Your roof can be negatively affected by cold weather. I’ve already mentioned ice dams, but there are more. As the temperature drops, your shingles expand and contract. This can cause cracking or curling in older shingles. Let’s suppose that your roof shingles have become a little too curved. The snow falls on top of them and causes some shingles to crack. You now have a possible roof leak. You may also experience additional damage to your roof shingles if the snow melts. Old shingles are not safe from thawing and subsequent refreezing during winter. Cold winters are a nightmare for old roofs.

3.) Installation of a new roof is faster.

It is a fact that Simi Valley roofing contractors and all roofing contractors are less busy in winter. This means that a roofing contractor may be able to install your roofing in just days. Unlike waiting for the spring, summer, and fall months, which can take weeks or even months, you won’t have to wait. This alone should convince many homeowners to have their roofs installed in winter.

4.) Take advantage of the slow season for roofers to save money.

It is hard to find a way to save money on a large home improvement project like re-roofing. You will likely get faster service from a roofing contractor when you have a winter roof. Also, the price you pay for a roof replacement will be lower than if you had it installed during the summer. Professional roofers will offer the same labor warranty for winter roofs as they would for any other year. The shingle manufacturer will provide a material warranty that is the same regardless of the season in which the roof was installed. To keep their workers busy, roofing contractors will offer a lower price to save them from having to lay off workers during winter slowdowns.

What are you waiting to do? Contact a local roofing contractor if you own a home with an old roof that needs to be replaced.

If you are in need of roofing Simi Valley, look no further than our experienced professionals at EBA Roofing, Inc! We offer a wide range of Simi valley roofing services for both residential and commercial properties, including roof repair, roof replacement, and roof installation. We also offer a variety of other services, such as gutter cleaning and repair, skylight installation and repair, and more. No matter what your roofing needs may be, we are confident that we can provide the perfect solution for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation! We look forward to serving you!

EBA Roofing, Inc
14140 Moorpark St, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
800-260-9986

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