If you live in Western Washington, you know that almost as soon as summer ends, rainy season begins. Rain is a major obstacle during a roof replacement, so it’s best to get the job done when the chance of a storm is minimal.

Why Replace a Roof During Dry Summer Months?

If your current roof is prone to leaks, it’s best to replace it before an onslaught of rain begins. However, this is not the only reason to reroof in the summer. Other concerns include:

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Once your old shingles have been torn away, your roof deck – the structure shingles are attached to – is exposed to the elements. If it rains before your new shingles can be installed, the decking can swell from the moisture and compromise the structure of your roof. Additionally, new shingles cannot be installed over a wet deck as they will not adhere properly.

Rot and Mold

Attempting to install new shingles over a wet roof deck can lock in moisture. Once water has seeped into your roofs underlying structure, the wood can begin to rot or grow mildew and mold. This not only jeopardizes your home’s structure, but can also be a major health hazard.


Working in the rain is a safety concern for roofing contractors, as they are more likely to fall on a wet, slippery roof.

If you are ready for a roof replacement, don’t wait. Contact Harley Exteriors to get the job started before the rainy season begins. For a free estimate, give us a call or click here to schedule a consultation. We are proud to have served homeowners in Seattle and nearby Washington communities for more than 15 years.