Can roofing be done in the winter? [Infographic]

Posted on 24 January 2021

With winter setting in and the weather forecast to get worse before it gets better, you may be wondering if roofers are still working and available to repair or replace your home’s roof. So can roofing be done in the winter? At Raven Roofing, we work all year round, providing professional and affordable roofing in Grimsby and Louth. Read on to find out more about hiring roofing services in the winter. 

Can roofing be done in the winter [infographic]

Does roofing work stop in the winter months?

No, roofing work doesn’t stop during the winter months. The best roofing contractors will provide an all-year-round service, there for you come rain or shine. Roofing problems are common during winter, and so ceasing roofing repair or installation services would be a disaster. As long as work is carried out by experienced roofers in Louth or Grimsby and the correct safety precautions are taken, roofing can still go ahead. Cold temperatures aren’t ideal for roof installations. However, work can still be carried out to a high standard. You can rely on our team at Raven Roofing to provide a service that’s second to none. We aim to surpass your expectations at any time of the year.

Do all roofing companies work in the winter? 

Whilst many roofing firms in Lincolnshire continue work as normal throughout the winter months, some do set down tools and wait for the bad weather to pass. Raven Roofing isn’t one of them, with our team continuing to serve our customers from December right through to March. The reason some companies choose to stop work during the winter is that it can be dangerous. 

There are risks to working on slippery or damaged surfaces at height. Accidents are much more likely at this time of the year. Ice dams can cause additional complications that need to be dealt with too. Fortunately, if you enlist a team of experienced roofers, they will be able to deal with any obstacles head on. We have two decades of experience in winter roofing in Grimsby, Louth, and the surrounding areas. 

Are roofing problems common in winter? 

Winter is the worst time of year for your roof, with the colder weather causing a wide range of issues. Snow, ice, rain, and even wind can create significant problems for your home’s roof. Icicles can arise from freezing temperatures, forming as the snow on your roof melts, runs down your gutters, and then refreezes. Icicles may look pretty, but they can also damage your roof, causing rotting and even bringing down guttering. 

Ice dams can also occur in winter, developing as a result of ice collecting on the roof or beneath the shingles. A dam is formed since the water can’t run off the roof, becoming backed up underneath the shingles. Ice dams can sometimes to lead to indoor leaking. They need to be dealt with as quickly as possible in these cases. Don’t risk getting rid of the ice dams yourself if you lack roofing experience. Call in Raven Roofing and let our team of expert roofers in Grimsby remove them for you. 

Winter winds can also have a big impact on your roof, causing serious damage in some cases. Signs of wind damage to a roof include missing or loose shingles, peeling or curling shingles, chimney issues, granule loss, damaged fascia or soffits, and indoor leaks. Strong winds can also result in tree branches falling on and damaging your roof. Damage caused by winter winds should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent your roof and home being left vulnerable to further harm.

Choosing the right company for winter roofing work

Not all roofing contractors are confident working in the winter months, especially if the weather’s particularly bad. So, before you hire a company, it’s best to ask them about their experience working in the cold season. Do they have photos of jobs carried out during winter? This will help you to assess their roofing abilities when the weather’s not on their side. At the end of the day, whilst many roofers work all the year to fix and replace roofs, the best of them will guarantee the same standards of service regardless of the season.  

At Raven Roofing, we’ve been carrying out winter roofing for years, providing repair and installation services across the region. Working in the winter is simply a part of the job for us, with our team experienced and confident working on roofs when the weather’s not the best. We know the proper procedures to work safely at height. As well as carrying out a full risk assessment for every job, we also continually monitor weather forecasts and check wind speeds, helping us to anticipate unfavourable conditions. 

All our roofers have the necessary training to work at height during the winter months. Our team know how to work safely when bad weather sets in and recognise potential winter hazards. Roofers are equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) too.  

Hire Raven Roofing for first-class winter roofing

Raven Roofing is one of the leading roofing contractors in the Lincolnshire area, carrying out roofing work on domestic, commercial, and local authority properties. We’ve spent 20 years establishing ourselves as a reputable and trustworthy roofing firm that our customers can rely on. Our team can work on all types of roofs, including flat roofs and tiled roofs. All work will be carried out to the highest possible standards using the best quality materials. 

Contact us 

If you’re seeking a local roofing contractor to repair or replace your roof during the winter months, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call 01472565085 (Grimsby) or 01507640072 (Louth) to discuss your requirements with one of our team. We’ll be happy to provide you with a free, obligation quotation for the work you require. You can also send us a message via the website if you prefer. 

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Shawn Bosworth
Chris and his apprentice were brilliant! Came out in the miserable rain and made my roof water tight again. I had several quotes from other roofers, cowboys trying to milk my desperation for silly money. Chris was honest, fair and reasonably priced. Highly recommended, thanks!
mark appleby
Extremely Happy with Job!Chris, Quickly assessed the roof and gave options on what could be done.Once Date Agreed, delivered on time with a very professional looking job. Job was in Feb and Chris and Team went out of their way to get the job done even though weather was bad at end of week. They left Work area very clean. Highly reccomend them!
Bev Barley
Thanks for doing a first class job would highly recommend Chris for a job well done
Robert Meadows
Mike Downs
Fantastic, would recommend to anyone who needs roof work. Polite, helpful and super fast. Thanks so much.
Lisa McMahon
Had a leak from my roof. Chris came out the same day althoughthe weather wasn't good. He surveyed the roof and found the problem immediately (a tile had slipped), took photo's before and after replacing the slipped tile. I asked how much I owed him - he said there was NO charge as it was a quick repair. What a lovely, kind, genuine guy! Would highly recommended him and his company.
Roland Packer
We recently had the roof on our extension replaced by raven roofing. Chris and his young helper couldn't have been more helpful. Work done to a very high standard. Quote honoured to the penny. Genuinely nice people and a real pleasure to do business with. Will definitely call them for the services they offer, when needed.
Michelle Packer
Can’t recommend this company enough. Did a great job on our roof , very friendly team , punctual, good quality work and good value for money . Many thanks
Carol Howden
Very friendly team and carried out a great job. Arrived and just got on with the job. Looks great
andrew engeham
Competitive price and excellent workmanship.Highly recommended.
Keith Brown
Great company great service
John Hornsby
Came on time very Satisfied with wat was done. Will be using them again if needed
Omer Khalifa
renegade jokerrr
Fantastic service! Nice and friendly guys! Very quick work! Great customer service! If I need any repairs in the future i will use Raven again.
Margaret Dabb
After being let down by another firm i rang Chris in desperation. Within an hour he arrived, looked at work, discussed, priced and booked a date. Arrived on time, everything ran like clockwork even in the awful heat they had to work through. Very well organised, very tidy, would have no hesitation in recommending his work. Many thanks
Zoe Gibbons
Can’t recommend Chris and his team more, they were all friendly, polite and efficient and left my patio tidier than it was before! Nothing was too much trouble and good quality work and price. I’d definitely recommend Raven Roofing to all my friends and family.
Alan Grosschmidt
Would Recommend Raven Roofing.We had new gutters and facias fitted all round the house.We were really pleased with the completed job.I did point out a minor oversight, which Chris promptly dealt with.The quote for the job was very competitive and I doubt you could get it done cheaper.So deserves 5 Stars.
Andrea Goforth
Was very happy with the prompt, professional, and friendly service provided by this company . They were so quick to help me out and repair a badly storm damaged roof. It is such a joy to have a service provider come when they say they will! Reasonable price and good quality workmanship too . Thank you, Raven Roofing .
We had the tiles down the gulley re-bedded.Very professional and cleaned up afterwards. Really friendly and very kind guy and we will definitely be using Raven Roofing again in the new year to do our guttering! Thanks Chris 👍🏻
Mike Prior
they repaired a dislodged tile free of charge. Just asked To be remembered for other works and telling my friends
Sally Melton
Had a skylight fitted. Excellent service, fitted my job in even though extremely busy. Was absolutely delighted the attention to detail was perfect. Made sure everything was tidied up and taken away. Thank you again. Would highly recommend.
Ali Wickham
Peter Hogarth
These guys did a great job repointing my roof gulleys
Pamela Blow
Samantha Blow
Excellent service, I would highly recommend :)
Derek Coates
Chris promptly repaired the front guttering which is now ok.
Lee Popham
Rang raven to come and fix my roof after last months storm, came next day and repaired, very happy with service and price, will definitely use again.
Mark Barnard
Very good reliable service all work guaranteed
kevin langley
When we needed urgent roof repairs, Raven Roofing & Repairs came to the rescue. Great quality work undertaken by true professionals.
Steve Nowell
I recently had repairs done to my roof. The response and service were excellent, nothing was too much trouble and the work carried out effectively and efficiently
Kelly Brewer
Excellent service, recently had repairs carried out on my house roof, Chris was really friendly, work carried out to a great standard at a great price 🙂
We have used Raven Roofing several times for small repairs as we didn't want to go to the expense of a new roof, but recent torrential rain forced us to accept we needed a new roof. We were dreading the bill but Raven Roofing were very reasonable (not sure if I'm allowed to say how much).The scaffolding arrived and was put up promptly, Raven Roofing arriving a couple of days later to start work, the only delays were due to bad weather and Raven Roofing contacted us to let us know about any delays which we really liked, usually builders don't bother. Raven roofing were polite, friendly and courteous at all times.Out roof was completely stripped and replaced in a week, all rubbish was removed and the gardens left looking tidy.The roof itself looks fantastic...we are very very pleased and highly recommend Raven Roofing.