It’s not unreasonable to expect your hired roofers to complete your roofing project on time. Then again, several factors could cause it to take longer than anticipated. Below are some of the most common types of roofing delays and the reasons why they occur.
It’s tough to determine whether Mother Nature will cooperate during your roofing project. The slightest rain can bring everything to a halt, as the roof deck needs to be completely dry before installing the rest of the roofing layers. Otherwise, moisture issues could compromise the roof’s performance early in its service life. Depending on the situation, the pros may have to postpone the project indefinitely until the sky clears.
Keeping tabs of weather forecasts is a good practice to help you set realistic expectations. Also, consider tackling your roofing project in the fall. Apart from it being the off-season period for most roofing contractors, the weather is also conducive for the job because it is not too hot or too cold.
Unexpected holdups in the delivery of new roofing materials can likewise put a damper on your project. To prevent this from happening, find out how your contractor plans to deliver them ahead of time. Make sure everything is there when the workers arrive at your home. Ask if the materials will be forklifted or carried piece by piece by the workers up to the rooftop. Be aware of the delivery timeframes for any products required for the project.
Experienced roofers conduct thorough inspections before construction begins to check for issues that may affect the project’s scope and timeline. But certain problems, such as hidden moisture damage on your roof deck, may not be detected until all the old roofing material is stripped. A good roofing contractor will give you adequate warning should possibilities like this exist.
It’s also a good idea to prepare a contingency budget of 20% of your project’s total expected cost in case of unforeseen expenses. Readiness, financially and otherwise, can help reduce stress in the event of roofing delays.
Trust D&M Roofing to handle your roof repairs and replacement. You can rely on our certified roofers to finish your project on time, within budget, and with outstanding workmanship. Call us at (330) 852-3800 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Akron and Canton, OH.