Every roofer knows that Mother Nature can be unpredictable. Providers of residential roofing services make every effort to schedule jobs when the weather is pleasant, but sometimes an unexpected rainstorm occurs while roof work is underway. While roofers have plans in place to handle this situation safely, it’s still best to avoid working on a roof in the rain. Here’s why.
Why Roof Work Shouldn’t Be Done in the Rain
Roofing contractors always monitor the weather. They do not install roofs when it rains because the rain can adversely affect the quality of the roof installation. In addition, rain creates slippery conditions that make roof work hazardous. Most roofing contractors will call their customers to reschedule the roof project if there’s a very high chance of rain. If there’s a low chance of rain, your roofing contractor will likely work on your roof as planned even if it’s an overcast day.
Rain is bad during a roof installation because the water can damage the roof decking. A new roof should never be installed over a wrinkled barrier or wet wood because this is against building codes. Also, asphalt shingles may not adhere properly to slick surfaces, particularly if there’s high humidity. As one of the most experienced roofers in our area, we strongly recommend not installing a roof under these conditions because doing so can void your warranty.
How Roofing Contractors Deal With Rain
What happens if it rains in the middle of a roof repair or roof replacement? Don’t worry. Any experienced roofer will make sure as they work on your roof that there are no holes or gaps where water could seep through. They will keep working until they are sure that your home is safe from water damage. What if the roofing contractor is called for an emergency roof repair when it’s lightly raining? They will usually use roof sealant as an effective, but temporary fix. Once the weather clears, the roofer will return to conduct permanent repairs.
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