Conventional theory says that putting up shingle (I assume we're talking
about asphalt shingles) in the cold is bad practice. Shingles are
brittle, prone to developing internal cracks while being handled /
walked on, and won't seal / flatten out properly (which is a problem
when its windy).
Home construction has ground to a halt in the US. Those people gota
Or else they buy a few extra power tools and call themselves cabinet
Stacks of shingles were delivered onto the roof top couple weeks ago
getting frozen pretty good, Huh? Way up there on a 2 story house.
Probably they got some discount but I can hardly think it's worth while.
Will see when next summer comes around.
Certainly not the best time, but if the roof had other serious issues,
better to replace it before the ice and snow do more damage to the
Women can swing a hammer too. Not the one I'm married to though.
I did a porch roof in November, Chicago area, a bunch of years ago.
Roof was on the north side of the house. Those shingles never did
properly seal down, even though that was a warmer year. I would
personally wait for warmer weather where you can have some good direct
One spring back during the housing bubble my next door neighbor hired
a girlfriend's husband's roofing company to put on a new roof. The
couple split shortly afterward, and ex-hubby apparently was in no
hurry to take care of one of his ex-wive's friends. He stalled her
right into the end of December, when, in a typical Minnesota winter, I
got to watch a couple guys lift a snowblower onto the roof and blow
off all the snow so they could do the tear-off. A week later and they
were back, shoveling the snow off the temporary tarp covering, and
finally putting down the new shingles. They didn't get back to do the
flashing till spring.
My neighbor is a very kind and generous woman, so she felt sorry for
this guy and let him take advantage of her this way. OTOH, it's been
nearly a decade and the roof's still sound, so...<shrug>
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