Delays to your residential roofing project can cause stress, inconvenience and even extra expenses. Today, A1 Siding & Roofing shares some tips on how to keep your project on track.
Most of the delays we’ve dealt with were caused by the factors below. By understanding the top causes of roofing delays, you can prepare better and increase your odds of avoiding holdups with your project.
1. Delays Due to Weather
Cold weather, in general, is bad for roofing work. Most roofing materials have adhesives, which need heat from the sun to adhere properly to the surface. Plus, it’s hard for contractors to work in freezing conditions. Ice can form on the surface of the roof, making the work more hazardous. To stay warm, they’ll have to wear layers of clothing, which can hinder their movement.
When you plan a roofing project, try to schedule it when the weather is expected to be mild. This is why fall is the perfect season for roofing work.
2. Material Delays
It’s standard practice for contractors to deliver all the materials ahead of time. If your contractor begins the work before all the materials are accounted for, you could be looking at delays if certain items don’t arrive in time.
3. Delays Due to Coordination
A skilled roofing contractor will assign a foreman to your project to ensure the materials arrive on time and that the project stays on track. Before you start your roofing project, ask your contractor who they assigned to be the foreman.
If you’ve vetted your contractor, you shouldn’t worry too much about delays. An experienced contractor will take all the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of delays.
A1 Siding & Roofing offers expert residential and commercial roofing services. To get a free estimate, call us at (603) 627-7339 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Manchester, NH, and the surrounding areas.