Roofs eventually reach the end of their life spans, whether through age or severe damage. Installing a new roof is the obvious path here, but what do you do when your area is forecast to have several heavy rainstorms and potentially severe hail over the next few weeks? It could be tempting to delay having the roof installed; you may think opting for protecting the current roof and waiting out the storms would be a better choice. There are times when roofing companies can't work — they're not going to have workers out there during a hurricane or severe hailstorm, obviously — but merely having storms in the forecast isn't necessarily going to prevent work on your roof.
Roofing Companies Know How to Protect Construction
When storms hit when your new roof isn't fully done, there are a couple of worries. One is that the rain will simply fall into your home through gaps, and the other is that the materials used for layers under the final surface layer of the roof will become soggy and develop mold over time. First of all, roofing companies use treated materials that don't sustain water damage easily. Second, roofing companies don't leave your home open to the elements; they cover everything when they're not actively installing your new roof. While a very severe storm may require extra measures, the general storms that appear in your area are easy to handle.
You Don't Need the Added Stress of Waiting
If your roof is already damaged, waiting until storm season passes is just going to add more stress. Even if you have a temporary patch or cover that prevents water from leaking through, each storm is only going to make you more nervous. No one needs that stress. Let the roofing company figure out a good schedule for installing a new roof during a busy storm season.
Waiting Too Long for New Installation Makes Things Worse
Whether your roof is simply old and unable to withstand more storms, or it's damaged because of a severe storm, you've got to get it fixed or replaced as soon as you can. Waiting too long before arranging for the installation of a new roof just gives the damage in your current roof more time to worsen. Water from rain erodes damaged material, increasing the chances of more leaks. And water damage inside your home, even in the upper crawlspace or attic, can lead to mold formation and even attract pests. Once you realize you need a new roof, call roofing companies and get bids. Ask them about their schedule and how they work around predicted storms. They've done this before and no doubt have a system in place to handle whatever comes along.
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