Info provided by Skyline Swindon Roofing:
Timing is always critical when it comes to getting a job done. This rings even truer as far as roofing is concerned.
If your home needs a new roof or some repair work is required, it can be very tempting to just get up there whatever the weather may be.
This leaves many homeowners asking one important question – can roofing be done in the rain?
Well, the short answer is a big no. Below are some of the most important reasons why roofing in the rain is not recommended.
An Issue with Safety
Trying to replace or repair a roof in rainy weather can be a very terrible idea because of obvious safety reasons. It is vital to have good traction when doing repairs on top of your house.
If there is rain coming down, it greatly reduces the available traction that can result to increased risks of falls and slips. This is the last thing you want to happen when you are working 20 or 30 feet off solid ground.
One more thing that makes it a very bad idea to work in the rain is the fact that when rain is pouring down, there is also the chance that lightning will occur. While thunderstorms can be a wonderful sight to behold as you sit comfortably on the back porch, these can be fatal if you are outside trying to fix your roof. Needless to say, this is not worth even the smallest risk.
Other Risks of Roofing in the Rain
When it is raining outside and a leak occurs in your roof all of a sudden, it is only understandable that you would want to repair it at the soonest time possible. How can you enjoy the rain if water drips from your pitched or flat roof, right? The worse thing here is that these leaks can occur on almost all types of roof. Unfortunately, trying to fix your roof in the rain will only lead to more harm than good.
First, this can put your house at higher risks of water damage. Most of the time, when professionals replace your roof, they will remove parts of the roof first that will expose the roofing support structure and the underside. This only means that some areas of your house will also be exposed to the different elements. As expected, this can result to significant water damage.
If you need to replace your roof, working in the rain can compromise the roof’s overall integrity. The adhesives used in the roofing materials must cure first in a relatively clean and dry environment in most cases. Your new roof shingles will never be able to stay put if these are installed when rain is pouring down.
What’s Your Next Best Option?
Don’t worry because there are still many other alternatives. If rain is pouring and your roof needs repair, experts can place a tarp over the leaky area as a preventative measure. They will then wait for dry weather so they can get the job done and fix the problem right away.