DO PROFESSIONAL ROOFERS WORK IN THE RAIN?
Professional roofers & heavy weather conditions. If your roof is damaged, you should never ignore it. The longer you wait to have the damage repaired, the more expensive the problem could get. But what happens when you’ve hired a professional roofer to do the repair, and on the day that he or she is scheduled to work, it seems there is a chance it might rain? Will the roofer still show up or will you have to reschedule?
PROFESSIONAL ROOFERS PAY ATTENTION TO THE WEATHER FORECAST
The best time for a professional roofer to tackle your roof repair is on a clear day. This is so as shingles are slippery when they get wet. Additionally, the roofing deck below the shingles is made of plywood. If the shingles are removed and the deck is exposed to rain, the deck will absorb the water and swell. Shingles will not adhere properly when the deck is wet and if they are placed on the deck before it has dried completely it will trap moisture which will encourage the growth of mould and cause the wood to rot.
That is why professional roofers pay keen attention to the weather forecast when scheduling roofing tear-offs, replacements and repairs. A roofer will not schedule work if rain is predicted but we know weather forecasts are not always accurate. If what should have been a clear day turns into an overcast or rainy day instead, you should expect a call from your roofer to reschedule the repair.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS UNEXPECTED RAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR REPAIR?
It is not unusual for there to be surprise showers in British Columbia. That is why professional roofers have tarps ready to cover the exposed areas of your roof in case of sudden rain. If it does not rain for long, the roofer might be able to resume work after the roof has sufficiently dried. However, if there is a lot of rain, it is likely that the roofer will have to leave the remainder of the work for another day.
DO YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL ROOFER IN VANCOUVER, PORT COQUITLAM OR LANGLEY?
If you need a professional roofer in Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Langley or surrounding areas, Robinson Roofing and Sheet Metal is one of the most trusted roofing contractors you will find. With highly skilled and certified roofers, we offer a range of services from roof maintenance to emergency roof repairs. When you work with us, you are guaranteed first class service for exceptional prices. So, give us a call today.