With proper planning, you can help keep your roof replacement project on track. However, one planning mistake can set the timeline for your roofing project back, which is why it’s important for homeowners to have at least a general idea of the common causes of delays. That way, they can take the necessary steps to avoid them.
The most common causes of delays of roofing projects are:
Bad weather is the most common cause of delays of home improvement projects. Rain is problematic for roof replacement projects because it can damage oriented strand board (OSB) and felts, and prevent asphalt shingles from adhering properly to the surface of the underlayers. Not to mention trapped moisture creates a damp environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. To minimize the risk of weather-related delays, it’s best to schedule your roof projects in spring or summer.
Underlying Roofing Issues
You can never rule out the possibility your old roof has some underlying roofing issues. For instance, it’s possible that your roof’s decking may have rot, which is tricky to detect because there’s no foolproof way of inspecting the decking. To assess the condition of your decking, a contractor will usually inspect your attic for signs of damage. However, this inspection method isn’t entirely accurate, which is why your contractor still might discover rot in your decking once the contractors tear off your old roof. Fortunately, if your roof was properly maintained by professional contractors from a roofing company, you shouldn’t worry too much about underlying roofing issues.
Clear and constant communication is key to any roofing project’s success, which is why it’s important to hire a contractor you can easily get along with throughout the process.
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Christian Brothers Roofing, a family-owned company with more than two decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including roof repair and replacement services. To get a free estimate, call us at (502) 244-0208, or fill out this form.