Yes I’m serious.
It takes some getting used to just like the humid heat.
This week kinda sucked, I’m doing some cut up stuff with Landmark premiums, you can’t cut these things with a hook blade when it is single digits out.
So I do what needs to be done and break out the torch, gotta warm up the shingle (on both sides) to get a good cut and I even have to warm them up to knee them into a valley, or they will break.
I wear Atlas grey insulated gloves most of the time, even when it is warm out I wear gloves (the blue Atlas gloves), the backside of the shingle is like sandpaper and it rubs away the skin.
I have been hand nailing recently but I do use the gun in the winter but it needs to be 20 deg or higher and there is problems with freezing.
I use antifreeze instead of oil for the nail guns, just a few drops like the oil.
Every once in a while the hoses and the air compressor needs to sit in the warm overnight to let everything thaw out, this time of year the compressor just freezes rather than drains.
The Lithium Ion stuff runs out of juice a lot quicker and the chargers don’t work below 20 deg.
We have had a lot of snow so far this yr and it has been colder than usual as well.
I don’t schedule tear off work during the winter I just do what needs to be done like repairs, additions, & new construction and I mostly work alone nowadays.
I’m skinny too Guru but I just can’t handle the heat of summer like I used to, part of it is I don’t want to…
For me this is normal, I’ve been doing this since 1988 and I’ll be 50 this yr.