12:17PM | 11/18/01
Member Since: 11/17/01
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We need some repair work done on our roof that will involve redoing the ridge vent and removing some shigles and possibly sheathing. If the high temperature in our area now is only in the forties, should this repair work be carried out? Our house is situated in a rather shady spot and in the early mornings we do have frost on our roof. the frost goes away when the sun is out for a while. We are trying to make the best decision as to whether we should go ahead and get the job done now or wait till next spring/summer when the weather warms up. Is there a general rule of thumb as to what season(s) should roofing work be avoided?

Jay J

04:36AM | 11/20/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi mossfarmer,

There are a number of variables to be aware of depending on the work to be done and the current weather. Some are as follows ...

If the roof is to be 'opened up', it should be minimized to prevent the 'outside elements' from getting in. If the 'space' below the opening is a finished room (vs. an attic), then yes, you might want to wait for warm temperatures.

If the space below the opening is an attic that's UNFINISHED, then as long as the opening is covered at night or during bad weather, it can be worked on at any time. Of course, once the opening is made, it should be finished off as QUICKLY as possible.

Now, to make things more complicated, if the fix needs to be done ASAP, then it should be. I can't make that call. If, for example, you have a leak, you might want to have it done now because, over Winter, that water can freeze and cause MORE damage to the roof AS WELL AS to the inside of the house.

If your Contractor has been in business for a while and came referenced, then you should be in a decent position to trust his judgement. My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!



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