Replacing Your Roof in the Rain

17 Dec. 20

Replacing Your Roof in the Rain

When making plans for a roof replacement, you need to decide on the contractor. In addition, you must choose the type of roofing system to install, project timelines, and budget. However, there’s one thing that you won’t be able to control, and that’s the weather. Replacing your roof in the rain can be a pain.

You can’t accurately predict the weather even if you monitor all the weather bulletins. You also can’t tell if it’s going to rain or shine once you start on your roofing project

Unfortunately, rain can negatively impact your ongoing roof construction. Bu you also don’t have to let it dampen your enthusiasm for the project.

Replacing Your Roof in the Rain: What to Expect

Most professional roofers schedule their jobs during pleasant weather. It makes sense, because rain can badly affect the installation or repair they’re doing.

Asphalt shingles do not adhere well to the surface when wet. Additionally, most of the inner portions of a roofing system can suffer in wet weather. Damp internal structure could affect the performance of the roof in the long run.

There’s also the possibility that you could void your warranty. It’s a fact that most manufacturers require installation of their products in specific conditions. If these conditions aren’t met, it will risk the validity of your warranty. A slick rooftop will also put your workers at risk and can lead to further damage to your home.

Hire a Roofing Contractor for Your Roof Replacement

This reminder also goes out to people who are planning to DIY their roof. If you’re still planning to push through with the replacement of the roof in the middle of the rain, we strongly discourage you to do this.

You might save on install or repair costs. However, it could actually prove more costly if the roof is improperly installed or if you encounter an accident while on the roof. Even if you’re just planning to inspect a roof leak and nothing else, wait for better weather conditions before going up to the roof.


Leave the roof replacement to the hands of professionals who know what they’re doing. Contact Chattanooga Roofing today at (423) 799-2173 to start your roof replacement project.