Do roofers install new roofs in the rain?
The short answer is no. The adhesive on the shingles may not adhere as well if they are wet. If there is wet or dampness under the shingles it could cause mildew or even rotting eventually. Very importantly, it is more dangerous to be on the roof when it’s raining. The rain can make the shingles very slippery.
A qualified roofing company will not schedule a roof during times of rainy weather. We are always aware of the weather forecast but weather is not always completely predictable! For that reason we (and any qualified roofer) will have tarps quickly available to cover the roof until it’s safe to complete the job.
Does heavy rain cause damage to shingles?
Shingles are made from fiberglass and asphalt. The fiberglass is for strength and the asphalt is for flexibility and water resistance. By their very design, they will shed water and send it down your roof to your gutters. So the shingles are not damaged by water.
Now heavy rain can cause shingles to buckle or curl, but this is usually because they are already showing signs of wear and tear. When shingles are worn down, they begin to deteriorate, making them more likely to break in a rainstorm. If your roof starts leaking during heavy rains it may indicate the end of the shingles lifespan.
If you see signs of water staining on your ceiling, another factor not often considered is your attic ventilation. Attics that aren’t properly ventilated can allow moist, hot air to collect in the attic. Condensation can collect on pipes that vent through the attic which then will cause water to drip into the attic and onto the ceiling. Heavy rainfall, especially during the winter and spring can accelerate the condensation.
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