Is it Safe to Install Shingles on a Wet Roof?

Never place shingles when it's raining. During a rain, the roof also becomes slippery, which can cause hazardous conditions for the roofer. So cover the roof and wait for the rain to stop. Installing roofing shingles on a wet roof can cause new roofing materials to slip and be damaged.

Some interior parts, such as barriers, OBS boards and felts, are also very sensitive to water. During the installation of a roof, the roof covering is exposed to the elements. A wet roof covering can cause mold and mildew, which can lead to the wood changing shape or decaying, resulting in the failure of your new roof. Raindrops, condensation, dew, or even high humidity can cause roofing materials to swell or wrinkle, and roofs to bend, curl, or warp.

It is also possible that shingles may not adhere correctly or evenly if the materials underneath them are wet or slippery. A wet installation can also cause a new roof to fail. Shingles and roofing materials may not adhere properly to slippery surfaces with high humidity. If the siding or wood is wet during installation, they can trap moisture inside the ceiling and cause mold, rot, or other serious problems.

It's quite possible to slip down a wet roof, even if it's not that steep. As for the climate, it is highly recommended to place shingles on the Sugarland TX roof during sunny weather when the temperature is high. If rain falls during shingles installation, you or your contractor should cover any exposed underlayers with a tarp. In addition to limited visibility, especially during heavy rains, the slope of the roof, the wet and slippery surface, and the oncoming rain increase the chances of someone slipping and falling.

If you work on the roof while it rains, the shingles will become slippery and there is a chance that workers will be injured. A friend and I will install a second layer of composite shingles over the old ones that are already on my roof. Therefore, attempting to install any roofing material that is under warranty will likely invalidate that warranty and any protective coverage to replace damaged shingles. Any shortcuts obtained from such an installation with new shingles on top of old shingles are largely used to reduce the life of the new roofing material.

Both rain and high humidity can create enough moisture to prevent shingles from adhering properly to the roof. In almost every way, contractors strongly advise against re-roofing and installing shingles on a wet and wet roof as this can cause a variety of different problems and damages. Even on a new roof, staples are part of the joint but it's actually the glue on the shingles that keeps them flat. Never climb a roof or even climb a metal ladder with lightning even if that means you get something wet that you shouldn't.

Having a professional roofer can help inspect the roof for any damage so that broken shingles can be replaced in a short time.

Garry Hesler
Garry Hesler

Freelance pop culture guru. Roofing contractor. Friendly food practitioner. Total travel evangelist. Freelance travel ninja. Proud musicaholic.