If you are planning on having work done on your roof, then you’ve probably wondered what happens to the job when there is unexpected rain. To be sure, the work has to stop at once since it is not safe, but what do roofers do in the meantime?
What Happens to a Roof Installation When It Rains
Your roof protects your home as well as everyone and everything underneath it from the elements, particularly from the rain. This is why a roof installation has to be undertaken in dry conditions. A roofing contractor always monitors the weather and won’t install your roof when there is a chance of rain. If they do, they run the risk of moisture sneaking in and getting trapped, and this is sure to affect the quality of your roof.
If the work has already begun, and rain suddenly appears, an experienced roofer must always be prepared. Reputable roofing contractors always have materials on hand to cover any exposed parts of your roof quickly. Often, they will use a material called an oriented strand board (OSB), which is made of layers that contain was or resin to repel rain.
Unfortunately, even if your roofer acts quickly enough and is able to put up covers right away, exposed wood can still manage to get wet. If this is the case, they will have to wait for the wood to dry completely before continuing on with their work.
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