The busy season is upon us here at Fortress! Our commercial crews have been busy! We just finished up a couple of United States Post Office roofing projects in Delta and Fort Morgan, Colorado. Our residential crews have been busy with not only with installations, but with numerous repair jobs that have arisen thanks to the crazy snowstorm and melt we had a couple weeks ago. Nothing like that kind of storm to alert homeowners to leaky roofs and the need for repairs!
A common misconception is that roofing projects cannot be completed in the winter. Obviously, there are precautions to take when working in the winter, but in all reality, most roofs absolutely can be replaced at any time of year. For the purposes of clarity, we will consider winter to be the time of year when temperatures are consistently below 40° F. The key is to trust your roofing project to a reputable contractor whose main concern is doing the job right! That’s why Fortress Roofing is your best bet: we are staking our reputation on our ability to do your project right, no matter the weather!
For flat roofs, roofing systems that involve the use of liquids like glue and tar should not be installed during the winter. This is because the glues and adhesives will freeze. Freezing liquids can change the chemical composition of the product, causing failure of the roofing system. However, PVC and TPO roofing systems can be installed at any time of year, because those systems are installed mechanically with heavy duty metal plates and screws, and the seams are welded using hot air equipment, which heat to temperatures in excess of 800 degrees F, ensuring a tight seam weld regardless of the temperature outside.
For sloped roofs, care must be taken for proper installation, but when you have Fortress on the job, you can rest assured. The main concern is, as mentioned, temperature. For metal roof systems, there is absolutely no concern with installation, as the material used is not subject to temperature restrictions, and the interlocking design prevents water from moving upward.
For shingle roofing systems, the main concern is, again, temperature. Shingles that are not pliable are prone to cracking. We pay very close attention to the local weather forecast to ensure that the temperatures will be amenable for the entire length of the project before we begin. Fortress is extremely cautious to ensure that the shingles we use have been stored properly, and that the temperature outside will be warm enough to keep the shingles pliable for the duration of your project.
Because our crews work like a well-oiled machine, Fortress has developed a reputation of completing their projects very quickly in addition to doing the job correctly the first time. This distinction makes us the ideal contractor to complete your winter roofing project! We not only have the knowledge to do the job right, but have years of installation experience in harsh Utah winters and most importantly, the commitment to 100% customer satisfaction driving us to complete the job correctly. Your project – regardless of the time of year – is always in the best hands when you call Fortress!