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What Happens if it Rains During Roof Repairs?

By | Leaky Roof, Vancouver Rain

In a city like Vancouver, youve simply got to face the fact that rain happens. Its a part of life, and a big part at that. In 2017, there were 154 days of rain and in 2016 the number of rainy days was a whopping 186. Thats pretty much half the year! As roofers, the rain is something weve had to learn to deal with. Of course, roofing in the rain is certainly not ideal, but roofers cant take half the year off. (Although, wouldnt that be nice?) For those of you thinking ahead to schedule roofing services or others that need emergency repairs, you might be wondering: What happens if it rains during roof repairs?

leaky attic ceiling house man fish cartoonIts a question we get asked a lot. And the answer varies, depending on a few factors.

We do closely watch the weather report and try to plan around it. Our busiest time of year is in the summer, and thats when we schedule the largest jobs that need the longest stretches of dry weather.

On the other hand, many emergency situations happen because of the rainstormy weather knocks a tree onto a roof, or a leak gets noticed because its been raining for a week.

So what happens when the weather changes quickly or there is an emergency repair needed?

Here are some scenarios and how we handle them in Vancouvers rainy climate.

RELATED: How To Prevent A Leaky Roof

Flat Roofs

To replace a flat roof, we must tear off the old one before putting on the new one. Occasionally we will scrape down the old roof and apply a new layer of asphalt primerdepending on the condition of what were working with. Next we add the new membrane on top, and use roofing sealant around edges like chimneys, vents, skylights and fans.

As you can imagine, when we tear off the old roof, we need dry weather. If the weather looks questionable in any way whatsoever, well reschedule or work section by section so that if clouds do suddenly roll in, we wont be in too much trouble.

Shingled Roofs

ShingleMaster CertificationFor shingled roofs that need repairs or replacing, we first tear off the old shingles and underlay. We try to remove them all in a day, or if its a large job, we approach it in sections.

Then we usually install a waterproof synthetic underlay, which is great for keeping out any surprise showers. After that, we nail down the shingles and, if we do our job properly (which we always do!), the roof will be ready to face any and all weather conditions.

If a storm causes major damage like a fallen tree or torn shingles, call a roofer as soon as you can. Theres not much that can be done in middle of the storm but at least a professional can come and assess the damage as soon as possible.

During extreme weather or if theres severe damage, the most important thing is to stay safe. Its best to stay inside and wait out the storm, and take precautions when assessing damage (or wait for a professional to arrive).

If you need a roof replacement or repairs, even in the rain, dont hesitate to call. Were here to help, no matter the weather.

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How To Prevent A Leaky Roof

By | Leaky Roof, Roof Maintenance, Roof Repairs

Leaky Roof Tips From Your Vancouver Roofing Contractor

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Problems with Mold in Your Attic?

By | Leaky Roof, Mold, Roofing, Roofing Contractor, Vancouver

Concerns With Attic Mold

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What to do When You Have a Leaky Roof

By | Blog, Emergency Roofer, Leaky Roof, Roofing, Vancouver

Residents of Southern BC and the Vancouver area are more than a little familiar with precipitation. In this damp climate, roofs of any kind take a pounding all year from rain and snow, which can unfortunately cause the roof to spring a few leaks. Whether you have a leaky roof that is gradually getting worse, or are in need of emergency roof repairs, the experts at Taves Roofing are here to help. For more than 25 years we have been keeping residents all over Vancouver and the Lower Mainland safe and dry under our roofs, and we are ready to help you take care of any leaks your roof has sprung as well. Before you give us a call however, there are a few things you can do to reduce the damage that leak is doing to your roof and the rest of your home.

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