In Oakville, it is very difficult to roof during the winter due to the high winds, low temperatures, rains and snow, however an experienced roofer with great sagacity and reasoning can reduce this issues. It is worthy to note that techniques and practices applied during summer are sometimes not ideal during inclement weather conditions and winter months. The skilled roofer must adequately recompense for these conditions on the job-site.
In utmost fairness to the employer, the hired roofer must coordinate his or her activities as well as workers with the weather condition in mind, the likely state of the roof deck on which the roof will be laid and things like high winds and temperature etc.
The names, contact address and phone numbers of every crew member should be with the roofer, so that on short notice he could contact every member and get on with the work. There are some periods during winter when if the roofer can contact his or her crew, they could get rid of the snow and ice on the deck when there is a rise in temperature, notwithstanding if it is raining or there is high wind. The opportunity to clear the roof deck of snow and ice might come just once, so coordination and speed between the employer and the roofing crew is very vital.
The roofer should be able to handle the activities of the roofing crew, in order to be able to pass messages fast about whether or not their services will be required. There should be a good understanding between the crew, roofing foreperson, and employers, guessing the weather forecast is sometimes difficult. Nevertheless, the employer considers other factors like, the need to increase labour to increase work, to hoist and unload materials that may come in or perform inside waterproofing etc. During winter periods, every roofer and his employer or employers representative must be ready to work together to enable a proper installation of the roof in an economical manner and as near normal condition as possible.