Rainy Season Roof Repair and Replacement
As the sky clouds over and the wet climate begins, we get this issue quite often. You might be surprised to find that the answer is yes. A roof mend or even replacement can be done when it is raining. The exception would be a flat-roofed structure.
Safety is always a primary consideration for roofers and roofing in the rainwater necessitates caution. But it probably wouldn’t come as any surprise to know that roofers find working in cooler temperatures a perk. Summer sun and high hot induce working in a little rainwater a viable option. For you as a homeowner, the contents of your home are a priority.
How do Roofers Work in the Rain?
Working in the rainwater requires a measured approach. Rather than doing a complete tear off for a roof replacement, the work can be done in segments. The same is true if a roof merely necessity repairs. Mends can be done to the damaged parts of the roof, one area at a time.
In fact, rain can give a roofer a chance to see if the water is draining effectively, or pooling in segments that could point to a problem. If large areas of the roof are being repaired, the regions that still need repair can be tarped.
Tearing off a roof in segments allows for those individual segments to be re-shingled before moving on to the next area. If a project is started on a sunny day, when rain is predicted the next, working one segment at a time allows for the roof to remain intact, basically throughout the project. When that predicted rain turns into an unexpected high wind and thunderstorm, your roof remains secure. In turn, the contents of the home are also secure.
So far this year, the predicted rainwaters have been light and short-lived. We expect that the heavy rains may still be on their route early in 2019. If you are worried about possible leakages, or your roof hasn’t been inspected in years, you still have time. As we mentioned in an earlier post, the National Roofing Contractors Association ( NRCA ), recommends that a roof be inspected twice each year.
Since even the weather experts have trouble predicting rainfall, we recommend flexibility when you are considering a roof replacing. A little rainfall won’t stop the process, but a rain or windstorm can cause delays.
If you have concerns and want answers, contact us for a no-obligation, free roofing quote.