Sometimes, meteorologists just can’t figure out what’s happening up in the heavens. No matter how hard they try to predict weather patterns and forecast which way a storm is going, sometimes it seems like their best efforts are all for naught.
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 that come with 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
When it’s raining or snowing, you might as well leave your roof the way that it is. In these conditions, moisture can easily seep into and damage raw materials like plywood and asphalt shingles in a matter of hours. When installing new roofing systems, construction crews need to take precautions and schedule roof installations for warmer, sunnier days.
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 get the job done as accurately as possible.
In conclusion, it’s in your best interest to avoid working on bad weather days. If you’re looking for more roofing information don’t hesitate to give Industrial Roofing Contractors a call today!