Other than having a durable and good-looking roof when all is said and done, keeping your roof replacement project on schedule and within budget are two other indicators of the project’s success. While it’s not unreasonable to expect your roofing contractor to stick to the original estimate and finish the job on time, sometimes delays are inevitable. Thankfully, most setbacks can be avoided if you plan ahead.
1. Apply for permits in advance. Most roofing projects will require permits before any work can begin. Unfortunately, securing the necessary documents usually takes some time. For this reason, it is important to plan ahead and apply for permits weeks or even months in advance. Work with a local contractor who is familiar with the process to increase the likelihood of obtaining permits on time.
2. Consider shipping time. Keep in mind that roofing materials, which are usually ordered directly from the manufacturer, will take time to be delivered. This is especially true if you are getting specialty materials. Most roof repair and replacement companies recommend that you work with big-name national brands like GAF which have a wide distribution network. This means that you won’t have to worry about getting your shipments late.
3. Check your weather. In any type of exterior work, weather is a huge factor. While there is really no way to predict which days are going to be rainy, you can minimize weather-related delays by scheduling your replacement during the summer.
From roof repairs to gutter installation and everything else in between, when it comes to exterior home improvement, nobody does it better than NorthWest Construction. Schedule an appointment with us today by giving us a call at (313) 277-7676. You may also fill out our contact form to request a quick estimate. We serve homeowners in West Bloomfield, Dearborn and Taylor, MI, as well as surrounding areas.