Keeping a roof replacement project on schedule is a challenge, especially for homeowners who are having their roofs replaced for the first time. As local roofers with extensive experience in roof replacement, Tusing Builders and Roofing Services shares tips on how to keep your roof replacement on schedule.
Finalize Your Choices During Planning
It’s easy to lose track of the budget if you proceed with the project head-on without finalizing your choices. For instance, not all roofing materials are readily interchangeable, so switching to a different one halfway through the project may require more time for procurement. In case you chose a heavier material, the roof deck may require modification to support the extra weight – meaning more work, and therefore, more delays.
A reputable roofing contractor can help keep the project on track by adhering to the quoted price, as well as mitigating causes of delay like permit application and material procurement. We source our materials straight from the factory, so the chances of delay are minimal.
Prepare for Contingencies
A contingency budget should always be factored in. Typically, it’s 10% to 20% of the project’s quoted price, and is used to address unplanned expenses such as roof deck repairs. These conditions aren’t easily detected until the old roofing is removed, and proceeding with the installation without repairs can be very risky. If the project is completed without needing this budget, so much the better: you can put this towards your savings, or a minor home improvement.
Consider the Peak Seasons
Many homeowners prefer to have their home improvements done in the summer because they’re less likely to get delayed: the weather is good, school is out and the roads are clear. Getting a peak season slot means you have to finalize your plans and choose your slot as early as the spring. Choosing a contractor who has a proven track record in finishing their projects on time is critical during peak season. A slight delay in one project can cause a domino effect in other work.
Tusing Builders and Roofing Services has the experience, resources and knowledge to ensure that your roofing project — whether a minor roof repair or a complete replacement — is completed on time. Call us today at (866) 262-6115 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate. We serve many areas in and near Cleveland and Avon, Ohio.