Roofing projects require time to complete as there are many factors involved during repairs and replacements. Though it is to be expected that your project timeline should allow for some flexibility, there are instances wherein delays can actually be avoided.
1. Issues With Orders
Roofing projects require materials from a specific manufacturer or distributor, and if there are problems with their supply line, it will affect the progress of your roofing project. For example, if the shingle that is specifically chosen for your roof goes out of stock, your contractor will then have to look for another distributor that can deliver the materials. However, in worst-case scenarios, you may have to opt for a completely different roofing material instead. To prevent this from happening, plan contingencies with your contractor, especially if your chosen material is a bit difficult to find.
2. Bad Weather
Though some contractors are willing to work under adverse weather, it is generally not a good idea to do so for several reasons. First, your roofing materials might not function properly when exposed to extreme weather conditions. For instance, shingle adhesives might not stick or sealants might not cure properly. Second, bad weather can also affect your unfinished roofing system as rainwater can get inside your home and potentially cause moisture damage. Lastly, it is simply not safe for roofers to work under bad weather. If something happens to them during the project, it will slow down progress and you may be liable for the accident. The best way to avoid this is to check local weather forecasts and plan your schedule accordingly.
3. Undetected Issues
Tearing off your old roof is necessary to get the best result for your roof replacement. Though your contractor will inspect your roofing system prior to replacement, there are instances when issues are only discovered upon the removal of the old materials. These issues need to be addressed immediately as they will pose threats to the new roof being installed. Underlayment issues, wood rot and other issues can temporarily set back a roofing project. In some cases, it’s not possible to detect the issue before work starts. In this situation, it would help if you and your contractor have already discussed the procedure for such a scenario during the planning stage of your project.
Royal Roofing Construction is a commercial and residential roofing expert that has been providing excellent services for over 30 years. We are committed to delivering the best roofing experience and quality workmanship to our clients. For more information, you can fill out our contact form or contact us at (714) 680-0015.