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Is replacing my roof in the rain a bad thing?

Updated: Jan 18

Roofing companies in the Pacific Northwest face a unique challenge when it comes to roofing in the rain. However, by using synthetic underlayment, they can still get a roof "dried in" before the rain comes.

Synthetic underlayment is a type of water-resistant material that is laid on top of the roof deck before the shingles or other roofing material is installed. This material is designed to keep the roof deck dry, even in heavy rain. It is made from a variety of materials, such as polyethylene or rubber, and is often perforated to allow moisture to escape.

The key to roofing in the rain with synthetic underlayment is to get the underlayment installed and the roof deck dry before the rain comes. This can be done by starting the roofing project early in the day when the weather is dry, or by using a tent or other type of canopy to protect the work area from the rain.

Once the synthetic underlayment is in place, the roofing company can proceed with installing the shingles or other roofing material. The underlayment will keep the roof deck dry, which is important because a wet deck can cause the shingles or other materials to fail prematurely.

In addition to protecting the roof deck, synthetic underlayment can also provide additional benefits such as added insulation, UV protection, and improved fire resistance.

It's important to note that not all synthetic underlayments are created equal and it is important to use a product that is approved for the specific type of roofing material that will be installed. Also, a skilled and experienced roofing contractor should be hired to ensure that the installation is done correctly.

In conclusion, by using synthetic underlayment, roofing companies in the Pacific Northwest can still get a roof "dried in" before the rain comes, allowing them to continue working on the roof even in rainy weather conditions.

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