Careful preparation and meticulous planning can help keep your roof replacement project on track. Of course, you can never fully rule out the risk of delays, which is why it pays to have at least a basic understanding of the common cause of delays during a roof replacement.
Here’s an overview of the common causes of delays:
Even a slight drizzle can cause delays, as excess or trapped moisture is problematic for roofing projects. For one thing, asphalt shingles won’t adhere to a wet surface. Also, trapped moisture creates a damp environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for mold, which can compromise your new roof’s performance and quickly affect other parts of your home.
Does this mean you should be worried about your roof replacement if it starts to rain in the middle of its installation? There’s no need to worry if you’re working with a professional roofing contractor. It’s standard practice to cover the roof’s sheathing if it starts to rain in the middle of a roof replacement.
Underlying Roofing Issues
The timeline for your roof replacement may also be pushed back by the need to address underlying roofing issues. Rotting decking is a fairly common roofing issue that usually remains undetected until the roof is torn off.
Detecting rot in the roof decking can be tricky because there’s no foolproof detection method. Contractors will usually assess the roof decking by inspecting your attic for signs of damage. However, this inspection method isn’t completely accurate. Fortunately, if your roof undergoes routine maintenance and potential roofing issues are quickly fixed through prompt roof repair, you shouldn’t worry too much about underlying roofing issues.
Change orders are a term used for changes made to the project’s original scope after construction has already started. While they’re necessary in some cases, it’s best to avoid them when possible.
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