You should always expect the unexpected, no matter what home improvement project you’re working on. While things like the weather are out of your control, there are mistakes you can avoid to prevent project delays — for instance, not doing your research before hiring a contractor or hastily planning your roof replacement.
Read on to discover common reasons roofing projects get delayed and what you can do to avoid these issues.
Change orders. Among the most common reasons behind many roofing delays are change orders. They can occur due to supplier or manufacturer problems, last-minute changes in decisions and miscommunication between the client and contractor. You want to avoid them as much as possible because they can result in delays and additional expenses. Fortunately, you can do this by carefully planning your project.
Hidden damage. During a roof replacement, your contractor will completely remove the old materials before installing new ones. After tearing off the shingles, your roofer might discover issues that have gone undetected for years. For instance, they may find that the deck is rotting and requires replacement. The price of removing and installing the new material will add to the overall cost of your project. Scheduling regular roof inspections and maintenance will help you avoid this issue.
Failure to get permits. Before the actual roof replacement, you must determine if you need to obtain permits, as well as who is responsible for getting them. A lack of permits can put off a project from weeks to months. This is why you should get permits in advance. A skilled roofer will know if your project requires permits and help you secure them.
For your residential roofing needs, you can always count on Bone Dry Roofing – Florida. We also offer quality gutters, downspouts and attic insulation. Call us at (941) 343-5622 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.