There are several things you can do to avoid these problems. Make sure that when storing the shingles before installation that you keep them in a room temperature environment, 70 F is adequate enough to keep the shingles pliable enough to work with.
In cold weather, the shingles also may need to be hand sealed to make sure the strip of adhesive sticks as it should to the wood decking on the house. This ensures that the shingles are going to perform as they should and keep the rain and other weather elements out of your home.
Making sure your home is properly ventilated will also help deter the possible problem of your shingles re-acting in an unfavorable manner. Many roofing contractor and home owners too just do not think about these very important aspects if what cold weather will do to the roof and the roofing shingles. But taking all of this into account will save time and money in the road ahead and the life of your home.
Handling the shingles in a gentle way will help keep the roofing materials intact. Since cold weather will certainly make the shingles brittle and up the chance of them cracking, holding the shingles and carrying them up to the roof to install them is very important. Make sure to always handle all the asphalt roofing shingles with the upmost care and ease.
So with all of this information, hopefully you will realize that just nailing on roofing shingles does not end there. The process of starting a roofing job really starts from the moment the shingles arrive, setting them in a covered, temperature agreeable location to protect them from the elements, and making sure the installers are abiding by the proper techniques to not only install the shingles, but handling them properly as well.