In an ideal world, everything about your roof replacement project happens as planned. In reality, this major home improvement can get riddled with delays. While it’s understandable that some are unavoidable and beyond your control, it won’t hurt to prepare and anticipate them.
Understanding what causes roof replacement delays helps you in dealing with them effectively.
Factors That Lead to Roofing Delays
Workers may sometimes uncover hidden damage while tearing off the old roofing material during the replacement process. Since they’ll need additional repairs before they proceed, it can cause multiple delays and lead to additional costs.
Another factor that can still cause delays to your roof replacement is unpredictable weather. Even if it’s just a light rain shower, roofing work has to be suspended because the pros need the deck to be dry to ensure the roofing materials adhere to it properly. If the roofing process continues under wet conditions, it can lead to trapped moisture in between the roof’s layers. When this happens, it will lead to rot, mold, and other damage within your roofing system later on.
How to Anticipate Roof Delays
It’s easy to overcome and prevent delays if you work with a capable roof repair and replacement contractor. They have the expertise to prepare and anticipate all possible scenarios in your roofing project. Also, consider these tips to ensure your roofing project stays on schedule:
- Check the local weather forecasts. Always consider the local weather when scheduling your roofing project. It should be done under favorable weather conditions so that it gets completed on time. Professional roofers also prefer working under predictable weather since the work gets done more efficiently in such conditions.
- Enforce proper safety precautions. Capable roofers are usually aware of the potential safety issues in your project. They’ll know how to implement safety and security measures before and during the roofing process. They’ll also ensure their onsite workers follow proper safety protocols and your family is safe and secure.
LePage and Sons Roofing LLC is a GAF Master Elite® roofing company offering their clients exceptional workmanship and top-of-the-line roofing products. For over 15 years, our professional roofers have provided unparalleled expertise for new roof installation, replacement, solar roofing and more. Count on our team to work with you in ensuring your roof replacement project goes smoothly from the time you get a roof estimate to us putting on the finishing touches.