Can roofing be done in winter?

Can roofing be done in winter?

There are 3 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Feb 15, 2009, titled Can roofing be done in winter?. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Q: Is it OK to strip and reroof in winter? Is 6 feet of Ice & Water Shield OK on the edge of the roof? SUE, in Hotton's chat room A: Yes, it's OK to do roofing in winter, although some people claim the cold ...

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#1 Feb 24, 2009
Joe_ north Adams

Springfield, MA

#2 Feb 25, 2009
hi, make sure your insulation in the attic is at lease R40-50. this will help with the ice, but remember you will still get some ice on the south side of the house.

second it doesn't hurt to put 6' of ice and water shield on the roof..

third, you need 1 ft. of free air for every 300ft of living space...

forth. it doesn't make any difference if the furnace is in the attic or not as long as its insulated and the free air is done....

“Someone needs an Enema”

Since: Feb 09


#3 Feb 25, 2009
I have a family member who owns a roofing business in New England. He works the entire winter with new installations and replacement roofs. He put my roof on and used ice and water shield on the entire roof (advising me not to be cheap) It was like a couple hundred bucks extra. Also use a good 30 year architecture shingle. Ice build up is not related to the shingle but the warmth in the attic and the heat loss into the eves. Good luck especially on older houses.

P.S. Bargain with the roofer. A standard size roof replacement is less that $2,000 in material which includes waste removal. Lot of hungry roofers out there now.

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