Usually, a roofing company won’t push through installations or repairs when it’s raining or predicted to rain. It is to prevent putting workers at risk and exposing your home to damage. However, there are instances where the unexpected happens.
Here’s what happens in case it rains during a roofing project.
When It Starts to Rain
If it begins to rain during a roof replacement, roofers should immediately cover the decking with a tarp. A new roof should never be installed over wet wood or wrinkled sheer barrier because it’s against most building codes, and the shingles will not stay in place.
Before your roofers continue with the installation, they should wait for the roof deck to dry if it was exposed to water. It’s to prevent trapping moisture beneath the roofing material, which can cause the edges to swell or lift.
Emergency Roof Repairs
Immediately contact your roofer when you notice leaks during storms. You’d want to stop the leaks before they cause more damage to your home. Also, moisture can get between plies on a flat roof or between the shingles and felt, causing early failure.
Roofers typically use a roof sealant for smaller leaks. It will prevent water from getting inside your home during the rain, but it’s a long-term solution. For permanent repair, your contractor would wait until the weather conditions are ideal.
Be careful when hiring a roofing contractor during a storm. Many unreliable contractors take advantage of this scenario and scam homeowners. Always do your research before trusting your home into a roofer. Ask for referrals from your friends, family and neighbors. It will also help to read reviews and ask for references from your potential contractor.
Bradford Xteriors has all your roofing needs covered. Our team also specializes in siding installation. Call us at (614) 328-8188, or complete our online form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Arlington, Columbus and Dublin, OH.