Roof restoration and cold weather is often a common topic amongst roofing contractors every winter.

The approach of cold weather may require changes in the application procedures for almost all roof restoration systems.

The viscosity and the thickness of each product are different, and some fare better in cold temperatures.

For instance, water-based products will face more difficulties than others.

As a result, many manufacturers offer “all temperature solutions,” such as summer-grade or winter-grade.

That’s why Instacoat Premium Products has prepared the following article to explain to you all the details about roof restoration and cold weather.

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Application Guidelines

There are essential factors to consider when it comes to the application process of roof restoration and cold weather.

You can find important aspects below:

1. Storage

One of the most critical parts in the application guidelines of roof restoration systems and cold weather is to ensure proper storage of the products.

You should start by considering the average room temperature in the warehouse.

Pro tip: It has to be higher than 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Surface Preparation

Although it may be obvious, you should never apply a roof restoration system to a frozen surface.

Ensure the roof surface is free of ice and snow. In addition, make sure the surface is completely dry and clean before starting the application process.

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Roof Restoration and Cold Weather

3. Application

The best time to start with the application will always be on a sunny day.

Black roof restoration systems like the IPP “Neoprene Liquid Rubber” will absorb heat, making the roof temperature warmer than white products.

However, it is essential to work with special care with the cure time because it can be longer in winter.

4. Cure Time

Silicone technology permits lower application temperatures and it can be cured overnight.

However, expect the cure to last longer than on a summer day.

Water-based solutions such as the IPP “Neoprene Liquid Rubber” and the IPP “Bleed Blocker” will need a longer cure time because they require the conditions that permit complete water evaporation.

With that being said, a water-based product might take several days to cure.


In conclusion, to select one of the many roof restoration systems available in the winter season, you should contact an experienced roofing contractor or manufacturer.

They are required to explain to you all the details involved in roof restoration systems and cold weather.

Contact Instacoat Premium Products and schedule a consulting call!