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Reasons for Roof Replacement Delays and How to Avoid Them

Reasons for Roof Replacement Delays and How to Avoid Them

Making sure that everything is on schedule is the key to ensuring the success of your roofing project. An experienced roofer could estimate its duration depending on the size of your roof’s total area. However, not all projects are finished on or around the estimated completion date. Some, in fact, take longer than anticipated.

Roof Replacement Delays

Why do these delays happen? Apparently, they are caused by several factors, including the following:

Bad Weather

There can be times that Mother Nature can’t seem to cooperate during home improvement projects, including roof replacement. The slightest of rains force the roofers to cover the exposed decking before the installation of the other roofing layers can take place. A dry roof deck, after all, is crucial to the long-term health and performance of the entire roofing system.

How to Avoid This
Weather is truly a factor when planning a roof replacement, which is why you must schedule the project just in time for the warmer months. It is less likely to rain during these times of the year, allowing your chosen roofer to get the job done sooner rather than later.

Material Delays

Changing something significant when it comes to your roofing project while it is already underway can lead to delays. Situations that lead to change orders include issues with the manufacturer or supplier and compatibility problems. 

How to Avoid This
Rigorous planning with your chosen roofing contractor is crucial to minimizing potential change orders during the installation phase of the project. The pros can take the shipping times of certain items and other logistics into account.

Undetected Issues

An experienced roofing contractor conducts inspections prior to roof replacement to check for leaks and other issues. In this phase of the process, the roofers may uncover moisture damage to your roof deck while they remove the old roofing materials. They need to address such issues first before they proceed to installing your new roof, resulting in delays.

How to Avoid This
These unforeseen circumstances must be prepared beforehand. Not only will it take some time, but it may also add to your total project cost. Be sure to set aside contingencies of up to 10% to 20% of the project costs to cover this type of delay.

A1 Roofing & Construction has an experienced team of roofing professionals that is committed to finishing your roofing project on time, within budget, and with outstanding workmanship. Call us now at (401) 265-1019, or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation quote. We serve clients in Tiverton, Newport and Providence, RI.