Four Less Common Questions And Answers About Roofers

11 April 2017
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If you know anything about roofers and roofing, you probably know a lot. You may have done some research, looked for a roofing contractor, and/or talked to a roofer or two. Yet, when you got to that part of the call or the meeting where the roofer asks if you have any more questions, you probably could not think of any. That is normal for most people, but then you probably thought of some questions much later. In fact, you may have wanted to ask one of the following less common questions because you were curious about the answer(s).

Can You Get a Roofing Contractor to Work in Winter?

If by winter you mean the fifty- and sixty-degree temperatures of the Southern U.S., then yes, you can get a roofing contractor to work in winter. If by winter you mean Arctic temperatures and blizzards, then no. There are some particularly special circumstances, however, that may get a roofing contractor to work in a frigid winter.

These special circumstances include:

  • A snowless winter or milder temperatures
  • A rush job where monetary incentives have been paid to the contractor to complete a roof prior to the first snow or frost of the season
  • A heartbreaking situation that causes a community to ask a contractor to complete a job in winter rather than wait until spring

There may be other circumstances not listed here, but these are the more common ones that get a roofing contractor to do a less common job.

What Do Roofing Contractors Do in Their "Off" Season?

Roofing contractors are never really "off." Even if they live and work in an area where construction is shut down for a season, they are busy doing other things. They send in bids for other jobs coming up, they do side jobs like snowplowing or shoveling snow off of roofs, and they begin planning ahead for jobs they took on and were not able to start or complete prior to the beginning of winter or their "off" season.

Do Roofers Only Have One Crew to Work Jobs?

Most roofing contractors have more than one crew so that they can take on more than one job at a time. If they have to take a break from one job to send additional crews to work another site, it is probably because they are behind schedule on that project and they are pulling their other crews to to catch up on that one job site. Most roofers have at least three or four crews to work different job sites, but they may be on rotation. That is why you may see different people working on your roof from day to day.

Call a contractor, like JM Roofing & Siding, for any other questions.