Types of Roofing Delays and Ways to Avoid Them

by | Sep 10, 2020 | Roofing

Ensuring the success of your roofing project means keeping everything on schedule. An experienced roofer could estimate the project’s duration depending on the size of your home. Unfortunately, a variety of factors can lead to unavoidable delays, taking a roof repair or replacement longer to complete than anticipated. Read on as we discuss the types of roofing delays and tips to avoid or at least minimize them.

Material Delays

One of the most common reasons for roofing delays is due to change orders or changes done while the project is underway. Manufacturer or supplier issues, client adjustments, and compatibility issues are some of the situations that result in change orders. Rigorous project planning helps minimize these changes, taking shipping time of certain items and other aspects of logistics into account.

Pre-Existing Issues

Experienced roofing contractors conduct thorough inspections before a roof replacement project to check for issues. However, problems such as hidden moisture damage in the roof deck are only detected once the old roof is removed. A reputable roofer will immediately inform you about this unexpected part of the process. Preparing a contingency fund that is at least 10% of the project’s total cost also helps in covering this type of delay.

Bad Weather

Roofers prefer to work on their roofing projects when the sky is clear and the sun is shining. However, there can be times that Mother Nature can’t seem to cooperate. A quick but heavy downpour can cause delays as the roof deck needs to be completely dry before the underlayment and the roofing shingles can be installed. Weather is indeed a factor, so see to it that you schedule your project just in time for the warmer months so your chosen roofer can get it done sooner rather than later.

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