Sometimes delays happen during a roofing project. Unfortunately, these delays can add to your overall cost. Many times these delays are beyond your control, but there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself as best as possible. This can reduce the possibility of delays and help you stay within your budget.
Usual Causes of Delays
Bad weather is one of the most common causes of roofing delays. A slight drizzle, especially when it’s unexpected, can cause a delay. When installing a new roof, the roof deck must stay dry in order for other materials to adhere properly. If moisture is trapped due to rain or drizzle while installing a roofing system it could lead to future problems. This is why roofers must wait until there is clear weather before they can begin your roofing project.
Hidden damage to your roof can also cause an unexpected delay. Many times this damage is only discovered after the old roofing material has been removed. You must repair this damage to ensure your new roof performs properly. If the damage is not repaired your new roof’s warranty will be voided. An experienced roofer, such as Texan Roofing pros, can perform the necessary repairs and inspect the entire roofing system for additional issues.
How to Avoid Delays
There are a few steps you can take to help minimize the possibility for delays during your roofing project. Be sure to discuss with your roofing contractor the following things:
- Correct Building Permits – Most professional roofers complete the required paperwork and obtain the correct permits or documentation. As a homeowner you should double check that everything has been secured. It is also beneficial for you to be aware of the related guidelines and building codes for your roofing project.
- Check the Weather – Your roofing project will need to be scheduled when it is predicted to have favorable weather conditions. Professional roofing companies are able to complete projects more efficiently if the weather is mostly predictable.
- Consider Delivery Times – You should always be prepared for shipping delays. If your roofing products are ordered from the manufacturer directly it can take some time for those to arrive depending on availability, demand and location. Also remember if you are ordering custom materials they may take longer to arrive.
Texan Roofing Pros is ready to complete your roofing repairs or install a new roof today! Call us at 210-850-0100 (San Antonio) or 956-450-3160 (Rio Grande Valley) to set up your appointment!