The weather has always been a very unpredictable thing. While meteorologists try their best to track and predict weather patterns, sometimes even they can’t tell you what’s going on up in the heavens.
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.
Working up on a rooftop has its dangers on an average day. While roofers take every precaution to complete all roofing jobs safely and efficiently, there’s still the risk of roofers injuring themselves on the job.
During bad weather, your rooftop may become more slippery than usual. Workers’ visibility can decrease, and their balance can get thrown off, which may all result in roofers severely injuring themselves.
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
Working during high winds speeds increases the risk of materials and even tools being blown away. It also increases the chances of roofing materials being torn off your roof before they’ve had an opportunity to set correctly. You don’t want to exceed your project’s budget by replacing these missing materials and tools.
Working during lousy weather may increase the time that 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 both your and your roofing company’s interest to avoid working on bad weather days. For more roofing information, don’t hesitate to give Integrity Pro Roofing a call today!