A roof replacement is a large investment. It requires thorough planning and preparation, including finding the right roofing contractor and selecting the best roofing materials, in order for it to sail as smoothly as possible. However, there are still some factors that can cause unavoidable delays in your roofing project. Here are some of the most common reasons for delayed roof replacement projects.
Bad weather is the most common reason for roofing delays, especially if the roof replacement is already underway. Even the slightest amount of precipitation in the air can be detrimental since the roof deck has to be completely dry before all other roofing components are installed. Adhesives that are taking too much time to dry can also cause delays in your project.
Most homeowners choose to schedule roof installations in late spring or early summer. During these times, the rain has stopped, and extreme humidity has not settled in yet.
Changes done to a remodeling project while in progress are called change orders. There are many things that can prompt a change order, such as issues with the manufacturer and the client adding work to the original scope of work in the contract. This inevitably results in delays and may even cost more. To avoid making changes, make sure that you have carefully planned your roof replacement and consulted with a professional early on in the process.
There are certain roofing issues that can only be brought to light once the shingles have been removed. One common example is a roof deck with moisture damage. It has to be addressed before the new roof can be installed. Since this is an unexpected part of the process, the new decking material needs to be replaced before installation can proceed.
Tedrick’s Roofing is a leading provider of high-quality roofing and home improvement solutions. We work with residential clients in and around Federal Way, WA, to provide roof cleaning, maintenance and storm damage roof repair. Call us at (206) 824-3440, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment.