Roofing contractors typically provide a timeline for every project they handle. This helps clients manage their expectations and make some preparations. However, sometimes, roofing projects take longer than expected.
Continue reading to learn more about the usual reasons why this happens and how you can avoid such delays.
What Causes Roof Replacement Delays?
- Bad Weather
Roofers often recommend scheduling roof replacement during spring or summer to avoid bad weather conditions that will derail your project timeline. This makes sense because it’s impossible to tear off and replace your roof during extreme weather conditions. Your roof material and deck must be completely dry before roofers can start tearing off your roofing material. Even the smallest drizzle can delay your roof replacement.
- Change Orders
Change orders are another common cause of roofing delays. This can happen because of unavailable supplies or products, which the manufacturer has no control over, or sometimes clients simply change their minds. Roof compatibility issues may also require roofers to look for alternatives. All of these will cause delays, but thorough planning and good foresight can usually prevent these issues.
- Unforeseen Problems
When your roofer removes the old materials, they can discover issues with the roof deck, underlayment and rafters. Unfortunately, these need to be addressed before the new roofing material can be installed — adding to your project timeline and costs.
How to Avoid Roof Replacement Delays
A well-planned roof replacement project is always the best solution to avoid delays. This means taking into account the shipping time of the materials from the manufacturer. If you’re working with a GAF Master Elite® Roofing Contractor, you’re less likely to experience such delays.
Your roofer must also take care of building permits before the project starts. If they have been in business for several years, they’ll know how to go through this process smoothly.
If you need an established local roofer, you won’t regret hiring WaynCo Roofing, LLC. Our roofers can handle your roof replacement and ensure quality results. Call us today at (704) 814-9566 or fill out this contact form for a free consultation.