Can Roofers Work in Winter?

In the astronomical calendar, winter runs from December 21st to March 20th most years. Things are slightly different with the meteorological definition, where winter starts on 1st December and ends on the last day of February. Whatever the case, it covers the most challenging time for your property.

The cold, wet and windy weather means everything from your central heating to your doors and windows will be put to the test. That’s no different for your roof, which is arguably the most important part of any building’s protection from the weather.

Unfortunately, the rise of bad weather brings a number of problems to the fore when it comes to roofing. That leaves many people in need of roof repairs or even a renewal during the most challenging season. So, will you be able to find a roofer to help with it?

Roofing in winter

The good news is that the vast majority of roofers will still be available throughout winter. Most roofers are hardy folk, who won’t let a bit of cold or rain stop them from working. However, there are some concerns when it comes to health and safety, and the practicalities of the job.

Stormy weather, heavy snow and high winds can all make working at height unsafe. This kind of weather could also be unsuitable for completing the job, given that parts of your roof will be exposed.

With this in mind, any good roofer will be able to schedule work in around particularly bad weather. Of course, this could mean a slightly longer wait for your repair or renewal to be started and completed.

Don’t rush your roof repairs

Because winter is the worst time for weather, it’s also the busiest time for roofers – with so many people calling up about leaks and other problems. Again, this could mean a slightly longer wait for your job to be fit in.

Our advice here is that it’s always better to wait for a good roofer than just go with whoever’s available immediately. Roofers who are always available are usually low on work for a reason. They might be able to patch things up for the time-being, but their shoddy work could end up costing you more in the long run.

While you might need to wait a couple of weeks, a good roofer will be able to advise you on how to minimise damage to your roof in the meantime. Most importantly, they’ll be there when agreed and the job they do won’t need more work in a few months’ time. Remember that accreditations like SafeContractor can give you peace of mind that everything is being done safely, whatever the weather.

Roofing experts all year round

At DPR Roofing, we understand that your roof doesn’t have time off – and neither does the rain. That’s why we’re available throughout the year for top-rate roof repairs and replacements.

Winter, spring, summer or autumn, our team is committed to providing long-lasting solutions for roofs in and around Huddersfield. We’ll always provide a detailed quote with clear pricing and an honest timeframe.

Want to find out more? Give us a call on 01484 866 772.