With early planning and meticulous budgeting, you can keep your roof replacement on track and within budget. Aside from researching the basics (like what kind of roofing material is best suited to your roof), homeowners should also have at least a basic understanding of the common causes of delays in roofing projects and how to avoid them.
What Are the Common Causes of Delays in Roofing Projects?
- Bad weather – Even a slight drizzle is a problem for roofing projects. That’s because lingering moisture can affect the performance of your new roof. Not to mention it creates a damp environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for mold.
Here’s a pro-tip: To minimize the impact of weather-related delays, you should discuss with your residential roofing contractor their contingency plans.
- Underlying roof issues – You can never rule out the risk of underlying roofing issues that can delay the project timeline. A common roofing issue that often goes undetected is rotten decking. Before construction starts, contractors will assess the roof decking by inspecting your attic for signs of damage. The problem is this method isn’t always accurate, which is why when the roof is torn off, there’s still a chance your roofer will find signs of rot. However, you shouldn’t worry too much about hidden roofing issues if your roof underwent routine maintenance.
- Change orders – Change orders are modifications to the original scope of your roofing project. In some cases, they’re unavoidable. However, it’s best to avoid them because they can delay the project timeline and increase your project’s total costs.
- Take into account the shipping time for roofing materials when planning your roof – It takes time for orders —particularly roofing materials that have to be shipped from other parts of the country—to arrive. That’s why you should take into account the shipping time when planning the timeline.
4U Roofing, a GAF Master Elite Roofer, offers professional roofing services, including storm damage roof repair and roof replacement services. To request a quote, call us at (251) 235-2222 or fill out this form.