Weather can be unpredictable and for roofing and siding contractors, it helps that the pros keep tabs on the daily forecasts. Ideally, when there’s a high chance of rain on a certain day, they’d inform homeowners if the project is going to be postponed until further notice.
What if, however, the rain fell suddenly and the roofers are in the middle of doing their jobs? What do they do in such instances? Polk Contracting, Inc. sheds more light on the matter here in today’s post.
Shingling the Roofing System
In many roof replacement projects, roofers first tear off old shingles before preparing the surface with synthetic underlayment. This waterproof material provides a degree of protection. It may not be indestructible, but it is helpful in the event of a short, sudden rain shower. To be entirely sure, though, roofers come equipped with tarps to cover the work zone in the event the weather turns bad.
The Risks of Roofing Under the Rain
Even a window and door contractor will say that performing any exterior home improvement project in not-so-desirable weather comes with risks. A slick roof, for instance, could increase the chances of workers getting injured or causing damage to your property. More importantly, a wet installation may cause the roof to fail.
Wait for Clear Weather
For a roofing system to last a long time, you’d want it to be installed under favorable conditions. This means avoiding rainy day installations or, in the case of unexpected rain, delaying the job for a few days. It is well worth the wait on your end.
Polk Contracting, Inc. has years of experience in providing residential roofing services in the local area. We are well-versed in working with the right materials that will make your old roof look like new. You can also trust us for your other exterior home improvement needs. We perform door replacement, siding repair, and gutter installation.
Call us (410) 660-2922 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Abingdon and Bel Air, MD residents.