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Old 10-30-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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I live in NY state , how late in the year do you think a new roof could be installed on my garage as far as the temperature and the shingles sealing properly?

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Old 10-30-2010, 03:12 PM   #2
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As long as it's not in a dusty area and you do a good job with good materials, you can put shingles on in almost any temp. We have put on many roofs below freezing temps (some below 0 F) and haven't had a problem. The shingles will seal the next sunny warm day.

The guys slamming in many roofs a week usually don't work in the cooler temps. Too many problems. Plus their labor usually heads back south.

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Old 10-30-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
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The optimal temp range is above 40degrees... If you are below 40, you can still install but make sure to store materials inside before the installation.

Installing the ice/water shield is a good indicator whether or not you are having a problem. If it sticks, you are good.... If it doesn't you may have an issue.

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PS. The 40 degree # is recommended by GAF... Personally, I think the number is closer to 30
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it was pretty cold the morning they started on my roof. i would say around 40. but it warmed up to like 65 by 11am
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I live in Minnesota. Brutal winters here. I have installed hundreds, if not closer to 1000 roofs in the winter months. I have honestly never had a problem shingling when it is cold. You just have to watch air pressure for your nailers so your nails aren't setting too deep and blowing through the shingles.
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