Roofing and cladding contractors receive service calls during storms to perform emergency repairs. Roofing contractors use a roof sealant that can be used in the rain. While roofing sealant can keep water out, it is not intended to be used as a permanent repair. For long-term roof repair, good weather is crucial.
Rain can also help roofers inspect drainage problems and see where water flows. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find the source of the leaks without shooting water at them. Rain can help a roofer get to the root of the problem, but it will still need to dry out for repairs to start properly. Roofers need to be fully prepared for unplanned storms during a job.
When a storm strikes during a roofing job, roofers must first see how heavy the rain is and determine if it's going to be a lasting storm. If the storm is long, they will need to cover the roof with tarpaulins to prevent wood and other materials from getting wet. If the rain is in the lightest and shortest, they are likely to climb off the roof and wait for it to pass before continuing with the work. In some cases, your roofer may be able to install it in as little as one day, but the average installation will take several days.
Most professional roofers will only remove parts of the roof that they can safely and effectively replace in one day. In the event of inclement weather, your roofing contractor will definitely carry tarpaulins with them for emergency situations. With most roofing jobs, rain means covering all open areas quickly with tarpaulins and protecting the area. Obviously, all work will have to be interrupted during this time.
However, there are several circumstances in which roofing work can be done in light rain. Working during the rainy season requires a measured approach. In fact, rain can give the roofer an opportunity to see if water is draining effectively or if it is accumulating in a section of shingles that could indicate a leak or mold. If large areas of the roof are being repaired, areas that still need repair can be protected with a water repellent tarp to prevent harmful water damage.
Roofing contractors always keep an eye on the weather. They don't install roofs when it rains because rain can negatively affect the quality of the roof installation. In addition, rain creates slippery conditions that make roof work hazardous. Most roofing contractors will call their customers to reschedule the roof project if there is a very high chance of rain.
If there is little chance of rain, your roofing contractor is likely to work on your roof as planned, even if it's a cloudy day. We carry enough protective covers to cover the entire roof area, mainly to cover an unfinished roof. Most roof installations are completed over the course of several days, so the roof should be covered when not working. Professional roofers are trained to quickly cover the roof in case of sudden rain.
We ensure that the protective covers are puncture free to prevent even the slightest amount of rainwater from coming into contact with the unfinished roof. As a result, most roofing contractors generally monitor the weather before starting work on the roof.