With the exception of emergency repairs, most roof work needs to be completed in dry conditions to ensure best results. Nevertheless, Mother Nature can be unpredictable and sometimes an unexpected rain shower will occur when roof work is already underway. What happens in this situation?
Read on to find out what roofers do when it rains in the middle of a roofing job.
Water can cause tar and gravel to blister and crack if it gets into the material during installation. A good roofer will wait until the conditions are good even if it means delaying the project.
Replacing a flat roof requires tearing off the old one first. A new membrane is laid out once the old roofing is removed. Your roof installation contractor will work in sections if it looks like it’s going to rain. After the old roofing material is removed, they will lay down the base membrane for each section. They’ll then roofing sealant around the chimneys, vents, skylights, and fans.
We won’t remove your old shingles if rain is in the forecast. If it starts raining and the underlay is on, the roofers will pause their work, resuming once the bad weather clears.
Your roofer can install a plastic cement sealant for minor leaks when it’s raining. This is a temporary solution that will keep water out of your home. Permanent repairs can then be completed once the rain passes.
Whether you need a roof repair or replacement, you can rely on Affordable Roof Care. We also offer gutter installation and gutter cleaning services. Call us at (360) 639-4339 or fill out our online form to request a free quote. We serve clients in Port Orchard and Bremerton, WA.