Tips For Interviewing Contractors

Tips For Interviewing Contractors

Roofing In The Rain: What This Looks Like

Jessie Bell

If you live in a very tropical or very wet area of the U.S., you know how much rain to expect and when to expect it (most of the time). The down side to living where you are is that there is no good time to complete roofing projects. It is almost always wet, raining and/or damp and humid out. When you hire the right roofing contractor, you can still accomplish major roofing projects with little to no concern regarding the very wet weather conditions. Here is what that looks like.

After You Have Engaged a Roofing Contractor's Services

Once you have signed a working contract with a roofer, he/she will schedule a set number of days in which to complete your roof. Then the contractor and his/her crew will build up scaffolding to your roof and proceed to stretch out a large tarp (or more than one very large tarp) over your roof. The tarp(s) will stretch beyond the current edges of your roof and at least several feet above it so that the crew can work underneath the tarp as it rains. If more than one tarp is needed, additional tarps will be secured to each other to reach the distance over your roof and shield it from rain. When the crew is not working on your roof (e.g., overnight), then the tarp(s) will be secured to the roof via the eaves and/or with bricks to hold it in place.

Pulling off the Old Roof

While the tarp is over the roof to prevent moisture and rain from getting into the roof of your home, the crew begins to pull off the old roof. It is usually chucked down to the ground where more tarps are waiting to collect the pieces or dumpsters will catch the refuse. This continues until your roof deck is laid bare under the tarp(s).

Installing the New Roof

The roofing crew then begins to repair any roof supports as needed and install the new roof. The process usually goes rather quickly if and when the whole of the old roof is removed. The work continues under the tarp(s) unless full sun is predicted for an entire day or more and the project is near completion. Finally, the tarp(s) are removed, along with the dumpsters or tarps on the ground, the waste and the scaffolding. This leaves nothing but a very nice, new, healthy roof on your home.

To learn more, visit websites like


2021© Tips For Interviewing Contractors
About Me
Tips For Interviewing Contractors

When I started looking for someone to build my dream home, I realized that I was going to need to be very picky about how I wanted things to proceed. Instead of just choosing anyone to do the work, I started realizing that I needed to work harder to find the perfect team of experts. I started looking everywhere for just the right people, and I was really impressed with one team that stood out to me. They built an absolutely breathtaking home for us, and I know that it might not have worked out that way had we worked with different people. This blog is all about interviewing contractors.