Why Rain Can Be Problematic for a Roof Replacement
Should you be worried if it starts to rain in the middle of a roof replacement? After all, trapped moisture can create a host of problems for your home. Well, the short answer is no, if you hired dependable roofing contractors.
Professional contractors would never start a roofing project if they knew rain was in the forecast. However, you can never completely rule out the risk of sudden rainstorms, given how unpredictable the weather is. In the event it starts to rain while your contractors are installing your roof, it’s standard practice for contractors to drape a tarp over the exposed roofing sheathing and wait until the weather clears up.
How Moisture Can Affect Roofing Installations
What if it’s only a light rainstorm? What’s the worst that could happen if contractors don’t immediately stop working during a drizzle? Several issues can arise. For instance, asphalt shingles won’t adhere properly to a wet surface. Not to mention even a slight drizzle can deposit moisture in your new roof’s underlayers—roof decking, barriers, OSB boards and felt—all of which are vulnerable to moisture damage. There’s also the issue of trapped moisture creating a damp environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for mold.
The Importance of Vetting Contractors
Fortunately, you shouldn’t worry too much about these issues if you hired a roofing contractor who’s qualified for the job. After all, with their expertise, they’ll know exactly what to do to mitigate issues that may arise as a result.
Looking for roofers near you? Here’s a vetting tip: The number of years a contractor has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
Kroll Construction, a company with nearly six decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including roofing services. To schedule a consultation, call us at (888) 338-6340 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Detroit, as well as the surrounding communities.