I lost some shingles during a storm a few days ago, and I want to put
some new ones on, but I thought I was supposed to wait for the roof to
be dry. I was going to put them on today, because the weather report
yesterday said today would be partly cloudy, but damned if we didn't
just have another shower. It's not raining hard or often, just a
couple showers a day, enough to keep the roof wet. So is it worse to
wait and let it keep getting wet, or to trap the moisture in by
putting the new shingles on before it dries? The area needing new
shingles (the old ones are completely gone down to the tar paper) is
about 5' x 6'. Thanks for any help.
Many experienced roofers will not work on a wet roof. It's
just too dangerous.
Inexperienced roofers probably shouldn't either ;-)
Wait for a dry day if you possibly can and be safe. You'll
almost certainly be able to effect a better repair in the
dry and avoid a long wait in the E.R. too.
| Malcolm Hoar "The more I practice, the luckier I get". |
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