Many roofing projects run into unexpected delays and challenges that necessitate postponing of the work. The length of a roofing project will depend on several factors including the size of your home, weather conditions, the availability of materials and permits. The ultimate goal of homeowners and roofing contractors is to have the project finish on-schedule. For this to happen, you need to make the proper organization, planning, and communication.
Below are simple tips you can employ to keep your roofing projects on schedule:
How much you are willing to spend will determine the duration of your roofing project. Some materials may take weeks for the products to be shipped and may require the services of a roofing contractor with specialized skills. If you plan to use exotic materials for your roofing project, you should be prepared for an extended project completion time. Using common materials such as asphalt shingles means your project will progress quickly.
Make sure to factor unforeseen circumstances in your budget. These may result in higher costs from your end so it is always a good idea to have some extra funds to cater for any unforeseen excesses.
Choice of Materials
This is another important factor. The availability of the materials you chose for your roof, flashings, vents, and accessories will definitely determine how long the project will take. Specialty material that may need to be ordered from other places will lead to delay. In contrast, common materials can be generally sourced locally, thus there is little to no delay in starting and completing the project. Always consult your roofing contractor on the availability of the materials you want and the time it will take to get them.
Regulations and Permits
Practically all roofing projects will require a building permit from the local licensing office before the job can begin. Ensure you get the necessary permits early enough to avoid delays down the road. Consult your trusted roofer in advance on which permits you will need for your project. Some contractors may even offer to handle all the necessary preconstruction requirements for you so your project won’t stall once it has begun.
Roofing projects are an outdoor affair and therefore it will be impossible for your roofing contractor to get the job done in bad weather. The weather is beyond our control but that does not mean you can’t prepare for it. When planning your roofing project, check the weather forecast and pick a season with mild weather to avoid the risk of weather-related delays.
How busy your roofer is when you want to do your roofing project will be a factor in how long the job itself may take. Roofing contractors are busiest in warmer months of spring and summer. Scheduling a roofing project at this time may mean you will wait longer than you planned for since you have to ‘wait in line’. Ask your contractor about their schedule before booking their services to ensure the job is not delayed because of other prior obligations the roofer has to attend to. Alternatively, you could schedule your roofing projects way earlier, in the less busy months.
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