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Can I Replace My Roof During Winter in Colorado?

Does your roof need a replacement? Has it experienced hail damage? Lost shingles? Been struck by lightning?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, we’d likely consider your roof to be in critical condition and in need of a repair ASAP. But, can you even replace your roof during the winter in Colorado?

Most would say installing a new roof is a springtime project. But, sometimes nature strikes and you can’t wait to schedule a project in April. While it’s not easy to replace a roof during the winter, it can be done. Here’s how.


Do I Need to Replace My Roof Now?

Before you seriously consider scheduling a roof installation during the winter, it’s important to deduce if you need a new roof at all. There are a few telltale signs to look out for:



Do you notice any ceiling leaks? This could be a sign that your shingles, underlayment, or flashing could be damaged. Water damage can spell disaster for more than just your roof. If you have an attic, be sure to inspect it periodically -especially after a severe storm- to see if there are any leaks.

Shingle Damage  

Are your shingles cracked or brittle? Do you notice them curling up? This is a sign that your shingles are damaged. Shingles take on a lot of damage. It’s inevitable that the Colorado weather will wear them down eventually. 

Missing Granules 

Asphalt shingles have a gritty top layer of granules that help protect your roof. They fend off UV rays and make the shingles more fire-resistant. If you notice less granular material, it may be time to consider replacing your roof. 


Higher Than Normal Energy Bill

Your roof not only protects your home from the elements but also keeps heat away. If you notice a spike in your energy bill, this could be a sign that your roof isn’t properly insulated. Be sure to check your attic for potential poor seals or possibly even holes. 


Sudden Weather Damage

From lightning to strong wind, weather can take a toll on your roof. If a bad storm rolls in and you notice severe damage, it might be a good idea to replace your roof entirely.


Replacing a Roof During the Colorado Winter: Is it Possible?

Replacing an asphalt roof during the Colorado winter is difficult, but it’s not impossible. If you choose to plan a roof installation in January, February, or March, it’s imperative that you hire a local roofing professional.

Professional roofers are skilled in all aspects of asphalt roofing and know how to avoid mistakes in the cold weather that could affect other parts of the home. On top of this, local Colorado roofers have a better understanding of natural elements that could get in the way of a strong roofing system that does the best job.

Unexpected inclement weather, cold snaps, and icy mornings are inevitable. Because of this, winter roof installations are significantly slower and more labor-intensive—sometimes lasting well into the spring so all seals can be permanently set. Just remember to be patient. While the winter roofing process might take some extra time, it will finish up.


If You Can, Wait to Replace Roof Until Warmer Weather

Spring and summer are the most common times to replace your roof. If you are not in dire need of a roof replacement, waiting is likely your best option. However, if you are set on a winter roof installation, contact our team at 970 Services today—one of our expert roofers can assess your personal situation and give you the best advice on what to do next.

  • I can’t recommend 970 Services enough! We had extensive hail damage & Andrew Golding came out & was so kind, grace filled & helpful. We had a hard time dealing with insurance & they partnered with me on the process making the roof replacement the easiest part of our hail damage experience. A++ you can’t go wrong! I absolutely would hire them again in a heartbeat.

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    September 20, 2023
  • We are very pleased with 970 Services work and their customer service. Our roof was damaged from hail and needed to be replaced. Aaron worked with our insurance supplemental team and ensured we got the full amount that was owed to us. He also made sure the work was done correctly on our roof with a post inspection. Very professional and friendly. Thank you 970 Services for all your help! Definitely recommend!

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    September 19, 2023
  • Steve and his crew have done several projects at our house (water remediation, painting, plumbing, minor electrical, etc.), and I would use them again in a heartbeat. They are professional, responsive, and do top quality work. Their detailed estimates show where every penny goes, and they let you know if something needs to change. It's a great feeling to know that I can reach out to Steve if there's a problem, and he'll find a way to solve it.

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    August 23, 2023
  • We had a water leak from our hot water heater and our insurance company recommended 970 Services. I cannot tell you how great they were. Steve scheduled us quickly, did a very thorough inspection of damages, set up drying equipment and got things headed in the right direction. He then coordinated all necessary sub contractors for drywall, flooring, and even requested to be present when the insurance adjuster arrived so that they couldn’t skimp on us. This is the company you want to work with and I will never call anyone else! Thank you Steve & 970!

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    April 11, 2023
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