Uncontrollable events can delay your roofing project. You and your roofer will have to anticipate and prepare for them to stay on schedule.
Here are the three major types of roofing delays and ways to keep on track with your project. Types of Roofing Delays
- Compensable Delays – Also known as “no damages delay,” it’s when the contractor is responsible for time extension and cost compensation.
- Critical Delays – They are delays that extend the duration of a project. A delay that doesn’t make a project longer isn’t considered a critical delay.
- Excusable Delays – Unforeseeable instances like weather extremes and last-minute requests from you are excusable delays.
How to Stay on Track
While it’s hard to predict weather events, there are handy applications you can use to get a more precise idea of what you should expect. Forecast Advisor, Weather Underground and The Weather Channel usually get it right. However, their accuracy is only around 40% so make sure you have plans on how to cover the area in case the weather goes bad.
The roofing company should assign a project manager to monitor the progress of the roofing job. Roofers work more efficiently when someone is supervising them. A project manager will keep an eye on the material delivery, ensure there’s sufficient manpower for the job and make sure everything stays on schedule.
Moreover, your contractor should deliver the materials in advance so everything is ready when the workers arrive. Confirm delivery timeframes for specially ordered products, and make sure they are on-site before the construction begins.
You can end up spending more when you change your mind in the middle of the project. Look at samples of the materials you’re buying or photos to help you visualize what they look like after installation.
Choose Bradford Xteriors for high-quality roofing products and services. You can also count on our team for your siding installation. Call us at (614) 328-8188, or complete our online form for a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Arlington, Dublin and Columbus, OH.