How Do Roofing Contractors Brave Extreme Weather Conditions?

February 27, 2023

South Carolina’s summer is rolling in, and the temperature is increasing already. But while many seek refuge inside roofing contractors are the ones heading into the heat, working during the peak of the day and helping people ensure their homes are in top condition. But how exactly do roofing contractors brave these extreme weather conditions?

Carolina heat can easily break 100 degrees, and that’s not even accounting for the humidity that rolls in across these two states. South Carolina sees some extreme weather. It’s not just the summer heat and humidity that our workers have to deal with either. Roofing contractors in Greenville have to work around heavy rainfall, snow, hail, high winds, and even severe storms that come in off the coast.

Proper Planning

Planning is absolutely critical for any roof repairs. The very end of spring through the summer is the limited window during the year where most roofing contractors can count on not having a lot of rainfall and relatively high wind speeds. If it’s at all possible, it’s recommended to arrange larger roofing jobs and maintenance during this time.

However, that doesn’t stop roofing teams from going in and doing a job when it needs to be done. When this happens, we’ll look at exactly how the building is used and when it’s at its busiest point. For example, during the summers, a lot of people are home with their children. Our teams may arrange for a time that’s convenient for your family to have an entire roofing team there working. Whereas for commercial businesses our roofing teams may arrange to work during a time when the building is closed.

Roofing contractors should always talk to the property owner about foot traffic as well as the weather conditions when arranging your time for scheduled services. There are conditions that roofing contractors can’t work in. For example, OSHA sets limits on how hot external temperatures can be for contractors to work on a roof or in an attic. During those times, we monitor the temperatures carefully and will reach out to reschedule if necessary.

Doing the Job Right the First Time

You want a team that is prepared with the right equipment, the right materials and completes the job correctly. Fortunately, you and roofing contractors are on the same page. Nobody wants to have to redo an outdoor project during the hottest or coldest time of the year. So the goal of any summer or winter job is to complete the job successfully without cutting corners or overlooking potential problems.

Suggesting Preventative Maintenance

Roofing contractors don’t suggest preventative maintenance simply to push services. Summer is a great time to take care of basic maintenance and ensure that your home is protected through fall and winter. Even if you arrange for a simple roof inspection, our team of roofing contractors can help you identify problems with shingles, mold, pests, and carpentry problems.

Replacing curled or cracked shingles can drastically change your winter experience at home. Additionally, arranging for gutter cleaning during these coming months can help identify problems with the gutter system before the rain comes in. Finally, one of the most commonly suggested preventative maintenance services is roof washing.

Specifically, because of the heat and humidity in South Carolina, asphalt shingled roofs are very susceptible to algae and mold. While algae and mold don’t sound that serious these growths on your roof can bring in pests like termites and other bugs. If you want to keep out unwanted houseguests then a thorough roof cleaning is usually the solution.

Call Anderson Metal Roofing and Shingles

For any of your roofing needs, be sure to call Anderson Metal Roofing and Shingles. Our team of expert contractors has worked in South Carolina’s heat for years. We’re well versed in how to plan around the weather, bring the right equipment and, most importantly, do the job the right way the first time. Summer is one of the best windows of the year to get roof maintenance completed. The typically clear skies allow our team to work without interruption, of course, that means we’re facing the heat head-on.

Set up your maintenance and repairs throughout the next few months to ensure that you don’t have to call a Greenville roof repair specialist out in the dead of winter. Many homeowners make the mistake of believing that their roof is in great condition until mid-fall comes in, and the heavy rains expose leaks. Or worse during winter, you have cracks and clear damage to your gutters and fascia. Get ahead of these issues, call Anderson Metal Roofing and Shingles, and schedule your maintenance repairs at times that are convenient for your household.

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