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Trivia Tuesday: When is it too hot to work on a roof?

The heatwaves we experienced in the summer of 2021 were difficult for anyone working outside. Which begs the question, when is it too hot for roofers to work on roofs?

In general, heat poses a risk for roofers anytime it reaches more than 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit. This is especially true for asphalt shingle roofs and metal roofs.

Not only does the heat pose a danger to those working, but you also have to take into account the fact that sealants aren’t able to work properly, and the shingles can’t adhere correctly.

So, when can you best install a new roof? Anywhere between 40 and 80 degrees.

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