When it comes to roofing repair or replacement, several factors that need to be considered are some of the things you can control. These include your budget, preferred materials, project timeline and choice of contractor. Weather is also an important factor, but there can be times that it doesn’t cooperate while the project is underway.
What do roofers do when it rains in the middle of a roofing project? Do they have measures in place to protect your roof and themselves under such conditions? Your Professional Roofer LLC discusses further.
Experienced roofers like us aren’t just knowledgeable when it comes to roofing methods and procedures. We are trained and fully equipped to protect roofing systems in the event of rainfall. We make sure to cover unfinished roofs with large tarps to protect the roofs’ underlying layers from the damaging effects of moisture.
This task might seem easy, but to cover a large area of the roof within the shortest time possible, we must see to it that we do it carefully. After all, a slick roof can put roofers at risk, increasing the likelihood of injuries and property damage. Our team utilizes harnesses to minimize these safety risks during roof replacement or repair.
Use of Moisture-Resistant Materials
Standard roofing materials, especially the ones used to build the roof’s framing and decking, are treated to protect against moisture. Untreated materials absorb moisture, either through humidity or direct contact with the elements, causing them to warp, delaminate, and rot. These problems are less likely to occur to treated materials.
Once the weather becomes clear, we don’t start where we left off on the roof repair or replacement right away. We make sure that the unfinished roof is completely dry before the pros continue. Even the unused materials are inspected—wet shingles may not adhere to the roof surface properly and may not be used for the rest of the repair or replacement.