You can’t expect your chosen roofing contractor to finish your roof replacement project on time. Then again, several instances could lead to unavoidable delays. Below are some of the most common causes of delays during roofing projects.
Bad weather conditions can cause roofing projects to suffer delays, especially when they are already underway. If the other roofing layers are yet to be installed, the exposed decking or sheathing may be at risk of suffering moisture damage as soon as a slight downpour occurs. As a result, roofers have to stop the project temporarily to allow the decking to dry completely. To avoid this inconvenience, consider scheduling your roof replacement during the summer or fall months when there’s less chance for rain.
Removing the old roofing materials and components is an integral part of the roof replacement process. Roofing contractors do this to check for underlying issues that need to be addressed before the new roof is installed. Rot on the wood decking, for instance, is a sign of moisture damage and has to be replaced. These are unexpected circumstances that you should anticipate in this major home improvement project. This can affect your budget, so be sure to allow contingency funds of up to 20% of the total cost of the roof replacement.
There are several reasons why change orders occur in roofing projects. These include manufacturer or supplier issues, compatibility problems, or adjustments made by the homeowner. Whatever the reasons are, these can lead to delays, which can cost you more. Before signing the contract with your chosen contractor, be sure that both of you are on the same page on the roof installation method and the materials and components that will be used for the project.
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