You know weather has an effect on your roof over the years, but you may not give much thought to how weather conditions might affect having a new roof installed. There are ideal conditions for a new roof installation, but since weather can be unpredictable, roofers have to adapt to changing conditions. However, it is sometimes necessary to stop work until the weather improves. Here are times when the weather may affect progress on your new roof.
When The Temperature Is Too Hot Or Too Cold
Temperature extremes make it more challenging to install a roof. A lot depends on the materials used for the job. Some shingles become brittle when they're too cold. Adhesives can be difficult to work with when it's either too cold or too hot.
While you can have a new roof installed in the winter, the roofer will try to schedule the work for days when the temperature is in the best range for the materials being used. When work is scheduled for summer days when the temperatures soar, the roofer may need to avoid working during the hottest periods of the afternoon when the heat can affect the shingles or adhesives.
When It's The Rainy Season
Your roofer can't work when it's raining hard and storming, so a storm will cause work to stop. It can be difficult to schedule work during the rainy season, and your roofer may need to take it day by day and work when it's dry.
A roof gets slick when it's wet and the crew is at risk when there's lightning, so the rainy season could bring delays in installing your roof. Your roofing contractor can work around rain somewhat by installing a new roof in sections so a little progress is made each day.
Also, when rain comes up unexpectedly, the roofer may cover the work area in a tarp to keep it dry until work can resume.
When An Approaching Storm Causes A Rush
If you need a new roof, it's good to plan ahead and have your roof put on before you need it replaced in an emergency. People who've put off getting a new roof may worry about their roof holding up during a storm and try to get work done at the last minute when a big storm system is expected.
It may not be possible to get work scheduled right before the rainy season starts or before a big snowstorm is expected since the roofer may be booked up. By scheduling the job during a slow season of the year, your new roof will already be installed and ready for bad weather. For more information, reach out to a professional who provides new roof installations.