Replace Roof During Rainy Season or Wait?

Roofing during the rainy season can be quite scary to a homeowner. One of the questions rainwe are often asked is if the homeowner should wait until after the rainy season before roofing their home. Living in North East Texas and South East Oklahoma, we have a very heavy rainy season which can make the task seem difficult and clearly 2015 is no exception.

Roofing companies may operate in two modes. During the rainy months Reliant Roofing normally tears off one section of roofing and gets it water tight before we move onto the next section. The only time this can change is when we have full confidence that no weather is due in the upcoming timeframe we need to get the roof back to water tight. During the summer and fall months we typically remove the entire roof and make it all water tight at the same time as the threat of rain is non-existent. Regardless of when we do your re-roof job, we constantly check the weather forecasts to make sure that we don’t get a false sense of security and have to scramble to get a roof back to water tight.

Roofing contractors should be available to assist a homeowner in reaching their conclusions. Our advice to any homeowner that thinks they may have a leaky roof issue is to call your local roofing contractor. Quite often we find that by the time a homeowner actually sees evidence of a leak it is far worse on the roof itself. Don’t wait to call as water that is getting into your attic can and often will do more damage in rot issues.

Roofing should be done in the summer months is the old theory that will save money on a re-roofing job. This is simply not the case. Most legitimate roofing companies will maintain price integrity regardless of what month it is. If you’re unsure of which roofing company to call, ask your family & friends who they used and if they had a positive experience. Referrals quite often will lead you to a positive situation with the contractor as opposed to just finding someone in the Yellow Pages or on the internet.

If you’re a Do It Yourself type of homeowner, our advice is to allow a roofing expert to inspect it with you. His or her years or roofing experience will lend them the advantage of seeing challenges and problems before they arise. A quality roofing contractor will give you a no cost, no obligation inspection and quote.

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Replace Roof During Rainy Season or Wait?