The process of repairing and replacing roofs requires time due to the many factors involved. Even though it is reasonable to expect your roofing contractor to complete your project on time, certain variables may cause unavoidable delays.
This article from Ken Morton & Sons LLC provides insight into three common reasons for delays in roof replacement projects.
1. Bad Weather
Roofing delays are most commonly caused by bad weather, especially if the roof installation is already underway. It is necessary for the roof deck to be completely dry before the rest of the roofing layers are installed. Even light rain can cause delays. Moisture may interfere with a roof’s performance if it lingers. It may also take longer for starter strip adhesives to dry, which delays the project. In case of a rainy day, the installation date will be postponed.
During summer, there’s less chance of rain, which is why most homeowners schedule roof repair and installation during this time. You will need to finalize your plans as early as spring since contractors tend to be busy during this season.
2. Change Orders
Change orders may be done during the roof replacement project. A variety of factors can cause change orders, including problems with the manufacturer or supplier, compatibility issues, or changes made by the client. There is always a delay and a higher cost associated with change orders, regardless of the reason. To minimize such changes, it is important to plan thoroughly for the project.
3. Undetected Issues
Roof replacement begins with the removal of the old roof. It is necessary to strip down the old roof to the roof deck before installing the new roof. Certain issues can only be discovered at this stage and must be addressed before the new roof can be installed.
Are you still looking for the right contractor for your next project? It is important to work with a reliable company. Ken Morton & Sons LLC is a GAF Master Elite® Roofing Contractor known for superior workmanship. Call us at (856) 582-8800 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.