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How Roofers Deal With Rainy Weather

Early and meticulous planning can help keep your roofing project on track. However, keep in mind you can never rule out the risk of rainstorms and other weather-related delays.

What would roofers do if it rains in the middle of a roof replacement? It’s standard practice for your roofing contractor to cover exposed roof sheathing with a tarp and wait for the weather to clear up. This is to ensure your roof’s underlayers aren’t drenched. 


Why Is Rain a Problem for Roofing Projects? 

Your new roof’s underlayers – roof decking, barriers, oriented strand board (OSB) boards and felt – are all vulnerable to moisture damage. Not to mention damp underlayers create an environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for mold, which can easily affect other parts of your home. 

Why It’s Important to Vet Contractors 

Fortunately, you shouldn’t worry too much about weather-related issues if you made sure to hire a roofer who’s qualified for the job. Remember: always vet a contractor before hiring one.

Here are some vetting tips: 

  • Check local roofers’ online reviews – To quickly narrow down your options, find out which roofing company is the highest rated roofer in your local area. Online reviews give you an idea of the level of service you can expect from a contractor. 
  • Ask how long a roofing company has been in business – The number of years a roofing contractor has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise. 
  • Check their certifications – Certifications are proof a contractor has undergone stringent vetting by manufacturers or independent non-profits and are essentially a vote of confidence from them that a roofer won’t compromise on the quality of their work. 

Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. is the best roofing company in the Houston area. Since 1998, we have installed over 40,000 roofs and provided quality exterior services to local residents. To get a free estimate, call us at (713) 466-4447, or fill out this form.