When temperatures start to drop, many homeowners begin to worry about the effects that cold weather will have on their home. Will the cold cause pipes to freeze? Will the roof leak? And will the driveway crack in the frigid temperatures?
A common concern among homeowners looking to improve their driveway is whether or not they can install a resin driveway in cold weather. The short answer is yes – it is possible to install a resin driveway during colder months, but there are some things you’ll need to keep in mind. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how resin driveways react to cold weather and what you can do to ensure that your driveway stays safe and intact throughout winter.
Should I wait Until Summer to Install My Resin Driveway?
Temperatures can have different affects on different types of materials. For example, asphalt driveways are made with a mixture of bitumen and stone, which can become brittle in cold weather and more susceptible to cracks and damage. Concrete driveways are also vulnerable to cracking in cold weather due to the expansion and contraction that occurs as the temperature changes.
How Cold Effects Resin Driveways
So what about resin? Resin is a plastic material, so it doesn’t experience the same brittleness or expansion and contraction as other driveway materials. This means that it can withstand colder temperatures without cracking or becoming damaged.
Of course, just because you can install a resin driveway in cold weather doesn’t mean that you should. There are a few things you need to keep in mind if you’re planning on having your driveway installed in the winter months.
First, it’s important to remember that cold weather can affect the curing process of the resin. In order for the resin to properly cure, it needs to be exposed to UV light. This means that if you live in an area with little sunlight in winter, it might take longer for the resin to cure properly.
It’s also important to keep in mind that installing a resin driveway in cold weather can be more difficult than installing it during warmer months. This is because the cold weather can make the resin harder to work with and more difficult to spread evenly. If you’re planning on having your driveway installed in cold weather, it’s important to hire an experienced and professional installer who knows how to work with the material in colder temperatures.
Contact First Impressions Yorkshire Today
At First Impressions Yorkshire we supply and install high quality resin driveways throughout Yorkshire. We have a team of experienced and professional installers who are able to install your driveway in cold weather, ensuring that it is installed properly and looks great.
If you’re interested in having a new driveway installed this winter, contact us today to learn more about our services or to get a free quote.