A number of factors have to be taken into account when planning a roofing project. However, one of the things that is naturally beyond your control is the weather.
In this article, reputable roofing company A Cut Above Exteriors discusses some of the best practices when handling roofing projects in rainy conditions. We also explain the risks of working on your roof when it’s raining.
What Roofers Do When It Rains
Any dependable contractor would check weather forecasts and consider these when scheduling roofing jobs. Moreover, they won’t begin work when it’s pouring or if rain is expected. It’s also recommended to wait for the weather to clear and the roof to dry before doing any repairs or installations.
Risks of Performing Roof Work in Rainy Conditions
Performing roof replacement or other roofing jobs during rainy weather poses multiple risks for the workers and your home. The roof can be slippery, and this increases the likelihood of injuries and damage.
A wet installation may also affect the quality and performance of your roofing. Shingles and other roofing materials may not adhere well to slick surfaces. Wet sheathing or wood may also trap moisture inside your roof and eventually cause mold, rot or other major issues.
Installing a roof in rainy conditions may void your warranty as well. Since roofing manufacturers have specific guidelines for roof installation, the manufacturer may not be liable for faulty workmanship — especially if this is due to installing the products under less-than-ideal weather conditions.
A Cut Above Exteriors has been in business for more than 20 years. We offer a range of roofing services, and we also have expertise in windows, siding and patio doors. Call us at 503 334 0733 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA.