Rainy days don’t make for an ideal setting for exterior services, particularly roof installation projects. However, hot sunny days present a unique challenge of their own.
As a homeowner, here are a few ways you can help our experienced roofers at UHQ Construction to keep cool while working on roofs under the harsh midday sun.
Whether they’re up there for a quick roof repair job or a full-on roof replacement, provide them with water at all times. Working in hot weather can dehydrate bodies quickly. Signs of dehydration include heightened thirst, dry mouth, lightheadedness, sleepiness and fatigue. It’s also important for your contractors to take sufficient breaks in between long periods of working to avoid overheating and exhaustion.
One old but effective trick roofers employ when working on hot asphalt roofs uses discarded seat or sofa cushion, not as a cleaning implement, but as a makeshift insulator to protect their hands against the heated shingles. As a homeowner, providing them with simple solutions like these can greatly help make the roof replacement process go more smoothly and quickly. You can even give them a separate piece to sit on as well. Increase its insulating property by moistening it first.
Cooling Down the Roof
Working on any home improvement project, whether it’s on your roofing, siding or other parts of your home can be dangerous when it’s extremely hot outside. However, emergency roof repairs can still be done as long as you cool the roof a little bit. You can do this with a hose of water to help the shingles lose some of their heat, making them easier to work with.
At UHQ Construction, we are your leading provider of topnotch exterior remodeling services. Give us a call at (317) 744-1133 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation and get a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Greenwood, and all nearby areas in IN.
Cory Getz is the Operations Manger for UHQ Construction, which has delivered effective roofing, siding, window and gutter solutions throughout central Indiana since 2004.