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What Could Cause Delays in a Roof Replacement Project?

Getting a new roof is an extensive project. On the one hand, you will be installing a new roof, which could improve the energy efficiency of your home, raise its value and increase its curb appeal. On the other, your home could be exposed to the elements, and your daily life will be affected during the construction.

Thankfully, roof replacement projects typically take only two to three days for an average sized home. However, like with any home improvements, it’s important to anticipate and prepare for anything that could delay its progress. 

Start With a Detailed Plan

Talk to your contractor about all the things you want included in your roof replacement ahead of time. Be as detailed as you can. If you want a full gutter installation or upgrade alongside your project, discuss it with your roofer during the planning stage. It’s important to finalize everything, from material choices to colors and patterns, before starting the actual construction.

Stick to Your Plan

Once everything is set in stone, avoid making changes as much as you can while the replacement is already underway. Of course, you are allowed to change your mind on a few aspects of the project; However, doing so might cause delays, lengthening the amount of time your home is without a roof. This is why it’s important to be as certain as you can about what you expect to happen before the installation begins.

Unavoidable Delays

Sometimes, there are problems that cannot be avoided despite the amount of preparation you have done. For example, your roofers might uncover previously unknown issues in the roofing structure right before they start installing your metal roofing. This includes rotten support beams, mold and mildew in the attic, or problems with the roof deck. These problems must be resolved first before the actual work could begin, and, unfortunately, they can cause unavoidable delays.

At Bay Valley Contractors, our professionals are more than happy to work with you and get your roof replacement project going as smoothly and stress-free as possible. Give us a call at (925) 705-7889, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.

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