Sugar Land Roofing: Article About Rain During Roofing Job
A roofing job can take a few days to complete, and many homeowners choose to schedule the work for the summer, when the weather is most likely to be nice. Sometimes, though, Mother Nature throws a curve ball, and it rain when a new roof is supposed to be installed. While it is sometimes possible to continue work under light, intermittent rain, a Sugar Land roofing company usually needs to change its plans.
The problem with roofing in the rain is that the moisture can get trapped underneath the shingles or the water barrier. This can cause wrinkling, warping, mold and/or mildew to grow. Roofing materials need to be dry when they go on the roof. Aimlessly working in bad conditions can mean both reduced roof life and can bring worse problems down the road.
Roofing companies pay close attention to the weather report. If there's a greater than 30 percent chance of rain, the company usually calls the homeowner in order to discuss the possibility of rescheduling. While weather reports aren't always right, it's a good idea to plan for the worst.
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Homeowners should also realize that if the week before their scheduled roof replacement is rainy, there's a strong possibility that the company will need to reschedule as well because they'll need to finish up the jobs they couldn't do in the rain the previous week.
This is why it's important for homeowners to view the scheduled roofing date as somewhat flexible. When it's raining, plans are often up in the air. When it's surprisingly good weather for the season, the company may be able to move jobs up. Since most homeowners prefer to be home while the roofing company does their work, they'll need to be upfront with their employers. Ideally, the employer will be OK with the homeowner switching vacation days at a moment's notice.
Sometimes, the rain comes unexpectedly after the company has already started work on the roof. In this case, the company will work hard to cover up exposed areas of the roof to prevent leaks. They'll also cover up the roofing materials that are placed on the driveway or in the yard. Most likely, the company will have to stop work until the weather clears up, which can take a few days.
Weather can be unpredictable so roofing companies and homeowners both need to be flexible. While everyone prefers to finish a job as quickly as possible, it's important to think about what's best for the roof.