Roofing During Bad Weather Conditions

Aug 11, 2021 | Blog, Roofing

Meteorologists are trained to study weather patterns and make certain predictions based on these patterns. However, as we know, the weather has always been a very unpredictable thing. While meteorologists try their very best to provide residents with correct predictions, they don’t know for sure until these weather elements make landfall.

When it comes to replacing the roof of your house or even doing some repair work on your rooftop, it’s always ideal to complete your project on dry, sunny days. This is why roofers always recommend that homeowners schedule all roofing projects for the summertime. This is because working under bad weather conditions can make roofing work really difficult and sometimes even dangerous.

 

Don’t believe us? Keep reading as we detail some of the difficulties and dangers of completing roofing projects during bad weather conditions.

 

Injuries

Completing roofing work has its dangers on a normal day. Roofers have several precautions and safety measures in place to ensure that their roofing projects are completed safely and efficiently.

 

Material Damage

Replacing or repairing your roofing system when it’s raining or snowing increases the chances of your raw roofing materials suffering from moisture damage. Things like your roof deck are usually made from materials like plywood. Overexposure to water and moisture can lead to the deterioration of your roof deck. Some roofing materials need to be applied hot, and thus cold, wet weather will prevent the material’s application.

 

Loss of Materials and Tools

It’s best not to work during high winds, as it can result in material and even tools being blown away. It also increases the chances of roofing materials such as shingles being ripped off your roof before they’ve had a chance to set correctly. This will increase your project’s expenditure and waste at the same time.

 

Project Delay

Working during lousy weather may increase the time it takes for your roofing company to complete the job. Bad weather conditions will significantly slow things down and force your roofers to work slower so that they can complete the job accurately.

Therefore, it is in your and your roofing company’s interest to avoid working on bad weather days. For more roofing information, don’t hesitate to give Rhino Roofers a call today!