While it’s not unreasonable to expect your roofing contractor to finish your roofing project on time, some factors could cause unavoidable delays. The following are some of the most common reasons for delayed roofing projects.
The most common reason for roofing delays is bad weather, especially when the roof installation is already underway. Even the slightest rain can cause delays as the roof deck needs to be completely dry before all other roofing layers are installed. Otherwise, the lingering moisture could compromise the roof’s performance. Adhesives used in starter strips can take a longer time to dry, delaying the project. If the installation date happens to fall on a stormy day, the project will have to be postponed.
This is why most homeowners prefer to schedule roof repair and installation during summer because there’s less chance of rain. The trade-off is that contractors tend to be busy during that season, so you’ll have to finalize your plans as early as spring.
Change orders are changes done to a remodeling project while it is underway. There are several scenarios that could result in change orders, such as issues with the manufacturer or supplier, compatibility issues or the client making adjustments to the project. Whatever the reasons are, change orders cause delays and will cost more. Thoroughly planning the project helps minimize such changes.
Removing the old roof is a major step in the roof replacement process. The old roofing is stripped down to the roof deck, which undergoes a thorough inspection before the new roof is installed. Certain issues that can only be detected at this stage are brought into light, which need to be addressed before the new roof can be installed. For example, the roof deck could be badly damaged by moisture that it will need to be replaced. Since this is an unexpected part of the process, the decking material will have to be ordered before installation can proceed.
To learn more about how we handle roofing delays, call Thompson Roofing and Construction today at (256) 251-5566. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve many areas in and around Huntsville, AL.