Monday, April 22, 2024

Can You Install a Roof in the Winter in Long Island, NY?

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With the coming Winter months and freezing weather, many homeowners in New York are preparing their houses to brave the elements. Clearview Roofing & Construction has announced their open services for the winter months. For Long Island and Queens residents, December and January bring freezing weather and snow. Clearview is offering their services throughout the winter months, including melting snow off roofs and roof repairs. 

Clearview Roofing & Construction is a family-owned Long-Island roofing company that first started in 1961. For the past few decades, they have provided Long Island and Queens communities with a myriad of efficient services for an affordable price. Their current locations include offices in Port Washington, Huntington and Rockville Centre, all of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. 

Clearview, which operates as both a roofing and full construction company, specializes in shingle roofing, TPO and EPDM Rubber Flat roofing, slate roofing, leak repairs and all the interior restoration involved after a water related event. 

Chris Feniello, Managing Partner of Clearview, explains how to prepare homes and buildings for the colder months.

“We certainly have to deal with colder temperatures in December and January,” says Feniello. “and it is true you have to take precaution and proper preparations in colder months, but it can be done for sure.”

“It is important that shingles are not frozen and are pliable, so we leave them in the sun until we are ready to nail,” says Feniello. “It is also important for a homeowner to know that in the colder temperatures, as it will take longer for the singles to lay down and cure. If after a week of sun, a homeowner notices a shingle or two has not laid down, we can manually seal it with flashing cement, which is a manufacturer recommendation.”

For the coming winter months, New York residents are encouraged to utilize Clearview’s roofing services for melting snow off their roof to prevent ice dams, which can seep under shingles and cause damage to ceilings, walls and other structures inside the home. Despite the cold weather, Clearview is experienced in taking precautions when it comes to fulfilling roofing services during the winter.

“We install heater cables that are turned on by a switch within the home if homeowners have homes that are prone to Ice Dams. Ice Dams, which occur when snow buildup melts and then refreezes, can be avoided with our heater cables placed in a zig-zag formation on the roof.”

Long Island and Queens residents may still turn to Clearview for any of their construction or roofing necessities, and as the company continues to grow, their volume of insurance restoration jobs has also expanded. “We have all the mitigation equipment necessary to handle these insurance related claims, like air movers, air scrubbers and power vacuums to remove water out of basements from flooding or pipe burst events,” says Chris Feniello. “We have serviced many homeowners with their insurance claims and we feel that the south shore is in need of these services as well.”

Clearview is big on safety and accountability. There is such a thing as too cold to lay a roof, though for emergency situations, the company offers their services so long as it’s above freezing temperatures. “If there is an emergency, we can utilize warmers to warm the shingles if necessary. Generally, as soon as it’s below 30 degrees, which traditionally ends up being the month of February in Long island, we don’t roof homes. However, if it’s 30 in the morning but warms up to 40 degrees during the day, that is considered very acceptable working conditions.

To take precautions for the winter months and the freezing temperatures, Clearview encourages Long Island residents to seek their services sooner rather than later. They hope to continue fulfilling orders throughout the winter to those that require a roof replacement as soon as possible.

To get a free on-site estimate or request a quote, contact Clearview Roofing & Construction through their website at https://longislandroofs.com/ or contact: clearviewnorthport@gmail.com

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