Roofing in cold weather, such as during late fall and winter in
northern climates, presents roofing contractors with challenges. In
addition to having to manage relatively cold rooftop temperatures
and increased moisture, contractors face working with roofing
products that are temperature- and moisture-sensitive.
Roofing contractors have long recognized certain roofing
products and roof system types are temperature-sensitive. For
example, with hot-applied bituminous roof systems, when ambient
temperatures are less than 40 F, shortening the distances between
bitumen heating equipment and the point of application and using
insulated rooftop bitumen transport and dispensing equipment is
recommended by NRCA and most
manufacturers to make sure bitumen is at its equiviscous
temperature at the...
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