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Can Roofing be done in the Winter Months in Toronto?

Roofing problems can occur at any time of the year. In the hot summer months, your roof may begin to leak after an aggressive wind or thunderstorm. In the winter, your roof may require repairs due to the weight of snow piling on it month after month. But, many people are unsure whether roofing can actually be completed in the winter. If you live in the Greater Toronto Area, including Mississauga or Scarborough, roofing repairs can be done. But depending on the weather, there may be limitations to the projects, so bringing in roofers for a meeting and full inspection is ultimately your best course of action.

Below is a list of the types of roof repairs that can be facilitated in Toronto in the winter months.

Emergency Roof Leak Repairs in Toronto

Envision this – there has been a significant snowfall and now your master suite has a steady leak coming from the ceiling. Scenarios like this are all too common and can become extremely costly if you wait until the temperatures start to rise before calling a roofer to fix the issue. Instead, Alpine Roofing will be ready to assist you in any weather for emergency repairs. Given the weather and the particular situation with your roof, the immediate fix may vary.  A temporary tarp may be sprung, or cold applied products may be used to patch the leak. Either way, there will always be a solution, so don’t hesitate to contact us for roofing in Scarborough and surrounding areas.

Asphalt Shingle Replacements

Wind can be problematic, especially when you have improperly laid or aged shingles on your roof. If you discover that shingles have blown right off your roof, a local roofer can provide roof repairs for your Toronto home. If you wait to call Alpine Roofing, you risk waiting for more serious damage to occur which could jeopardize the integrity of your entire roof.

Masonry and Chimney Repairs

One of the nicest things you can do in the winter is sit in front of a blazing fire with your loved ones and a cup of hot cocoa. But if you notice broken bits of tile in your fireplace, it likely means your flue lining is giving out. A damaged flue lining could become a fire hazard, so you’ll want to consider chimney repairs as soon as possible. At Alpine Roofing, we do chimney and masonry repairs all year round.

What About Full Re-Roofing Services?

With ingenuity and persistence, almost anything can be accomplished, including reroofing in the winter. But, there are many reasons why you don’t often see roofers working in the middle of January. Several issues that contractors must contend with include:

  • Safety concerns brought about by ice and snow
  • Removal of ice and snow
  • Equipment that performs poorly in cold conditions
  • Additional care needed with cutting and nailing shingles
  • Additional care needed with adhering shingles

Given all these factors, if at all possible, it’s best to do an entire overhaul of your roof once the snow and ice have thawed.

Winter should be a time for skiing and building snowmen, not worrying about your roof. In Toronto, Scarborough, and other parts of the GTA, Alpine Roofing is pleased to resolve your winter roofing issues, allowing you to get back to your favourite winter pastimes.

Call us today for a complete consultation and free estimate.