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Roofing In The Rain

By Rick Wilmath on October 26, 2014

Although the rainy season happens at different times of the year in different parts of the country, the reaction is the same among most members of the public.

Although most roofers would rather be working on a 70degree sunny day, we know there are only a few of those days per year and we still have to get the job done on the other days.

Installing shingles in inclement weather

There are three types of shingling in inclement weather: new construction, tear-off and layovers. Other than the relative discomfort installing a shingle roof in rainy weather is not all that different than other days. Usually the felt paper has already been applied so it is just a matter of installing the shingles.

A layover is when shingles are applied directly to an existing roof without tearing off the old shingles. Layovers are considered inferior to a clean install by roofing professionals but happen when a client has a tight budget. Layovers are relatively straight forward even in the rain. The roofer just "nests" the new shingles into the existing. (assuming the existing shingles were installed correctly in the first place!) Since there is already a roof most, if not all, of the rain will be shed even in the middle of the job.

The toughest shingling job to do in bad weather is a tear-off followed by a clean install, here's why..

A tear-off is when all of the existing shingles and felt paper are torn off leaving the sheathing, usually plywood, exposed. Then, after the deck is swept and checked for nails sticking up, felt paper is installed and then the shingles.

The existing shingles will come off as easily in bad weather as good but once they are off the whole house is vulnerable. Felt paper or synthetic felt paper can be used but still they aren't impervious and if a strong storm pops up the roofer is in deep do-do.

Another way to do it is to remove the existing shingles incrementally. Only tear off what can reasonably be reinstalled in a few hours.

There will be times when, no matter how careful, a storm will pop up. This is when preparation will pay off. It is crucial when working in areas prone to wet weather that the roofer has a tarp. A big tarp. A big tarp that is heavy duty. If he has this insurance then it is worth taking a risk.

It doesn't take too long to install felt paper, it can be installed within minutes after a tear-off. If the roofer is expecting rain he can use one of the more impregnable synthetic felt papers. The main thing is to have a tarp at the ready. A 20'x50' tarp can cover a lot of territory quickly.

For more information about roofing go here: Rubia Roofing

Rick Wilmath calls the State of Oregon home and has had many opportunities to work in the rain. Rubia Roofing

Original article published on SooperArticles.com

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