Delays can sometimes happen during a roofing project. When they happen unexpectedly, they can often add to your overall roofing costs. But even if they’re beyond your control, you can still take precautions and prepare yourself as best as you can. This is to reduce any possibility of delays happening during your roofing project and help you stay within your budget.
What Are the Usual Causes?
One of the most common causes behind roofing delays is bad weather. Even a slight drizzle can cause delays, especially when it happens unexpectedly. This is because the roof deck needs to stay dry when applying the other materials. Otherwise, they won’t adhere properly. Moisture can also get trapped and cause problems to your roofing system later on if the materials were installed while it’s raining. This is why the roofers wait out until the weather becomes clear again before they can commence the project.
Another unexpected issue that can delay your roofing project is hidden damage within your roof. This often happens when the damage is found only after the old material is stripped off. This can’t be ignored as it will affect your new roof’s performance over time and void its warranty. An experienced roofer can make the necessary repairs and inspect the entire system for any additional issues.
How Can Delays Be Avoided?
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the potential for delays during your roofing project. As you plan everything with your roofing contractor, be sure to:
- Secure the right building permits. Most roofing professionals usually take care of all the required permits and documentation. But as a homeowner, you should still make sure that they were all secured. It also helps to be aware of the related building codes and guidelines to your project.
- Check the local weather. You’ll need to schedule your project under favorable weather conditions. Professional roofing contractors also get things done more efficiently if the weather is mostly predictable.
- Consider the shipping times. Your roofing products may not always arrive on time. If they’re ordered directly from the manufacturer, it can take some time depending on where they’re from as well as their availability/demand. Even the speed of the delivery is considered, which can take longer if you ordered custom materials for your project.
The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc. has you covered for all your roofing needs. We are a GAF Certified Master Elite® Contractor, which means that we can offer manufacturer-certified installation and top-notch roofing products backed by exclusive warranties. Call us today at (410) 876-3602, or fill out our online contact form to request a quote. We serve Columbia and Ellicott City, MD.