Can I Replace my Lakewood Colorado roof during the winter?

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If you’ve come to the realization that it’s time to replace your roof and you’re wanting to have the work done sooner than later, you may be wondering if you can have the job done immediately.

Although no one gets excited at the prospect of needing to deal with roof replacement, the idea of needing to do it when it’s cold outside can turn a lot of people off.  Is it even possible to replace a Lakewood, Colorado roof during the winter?

The answer may surprise you.


The question as to whether cold weather roof replacement is possible is a lot more common than you might think, and it’s one we’re asked a few times each year.  As a general rule of thumb, if it’s warmer than 40 degrees outside, it’s possible to reroof a home.

The reason that it’s not advised to schedule this job when it’s colder than that, is because even the highest-quality shingles will be a lot more prone to cracking when they’re hammered down. If the weather isn’t cooperating but you still want to schedule the work, you may be able to get a good deal on price, but you may not be able to get the work done immediately. Instead, the contractor may want to push the job out until the outdoor temperatures are more cooperative.

Please don’t try to do this job yourself

If you’re especially stubborn and you want to do the job now, but you haven’t been successful in finding a contractor that’s willing to reroof your home immediately, you may be wondering if you can do the job yourself. You think of yourself as being rather handy around the home, and you figure a DIY roof replacement could save you some money.

We’re here to tell you this is a terrible idea.

There are roughly a million and one reasons why you should never try to DIY a Lakewood Colorado roof replacement. First, if you’re not experienced in this type of work, you’re far more likely to slip, fall and become seriously injured, especially if your roof has snow or ice on top of it.

Second, you won’t receive any type of warranty on the workmanship, and if you do the work yourself, you’ll wind up voiding any warranty that you would have (and should have) received on the materials.

Third, there’s a chance you may not do the work correctly. When a roof isn’t installed properly, the evidence of that isn’t always apparent in the short term. By the time you do realize something is amiss, your roofing system may have endured serious damage—and you’ll find yourself in a place where you need to pay thousands of dollars to fix what wasn’t done right to begin with.

If you need a new roof for your home, call the Lakewood Colorado roof replacement expert at Denver’s Best Roofer’s today. Call now to learn why we’re the top-rated choice for reroofing services in this part of the state.

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