In a perfect world, the day you call to get new roofing is the day the roofing company shows up, provides a quote, and gets you set up for roof replacement to begin later that same week. The reality is that many factors can delay getting your new roof, so it is best to plan – if at all possible – rather than wait until the last minute. Here are some things that are currently affecting scheduling roofing services:
- Severe weather- Much of the country has experienced unexpectedly severe weather lately, resulting in a backlog. With so much demand, it takes time to get to everyone, and roofing materials can be challenging to come by, as well. If your home has been damaged by weather, emergency tarping can protect your home until the roof repair or replacement can be accomplished.
- Pandemic- All industries have faced slowdowns due to labor shortages and the roofing material manufacturers are no exception. The pandemic has also affected supply chains for the materials needed to manufacture some roofing materials. In addition, some roofing companies have shut down for lack of staffing, putting more stress on the remaining ones to cover more customers.
- Permitting- Labor shortages have also affected government offices resulting in longer waits for roofing permits and inspections.
Given these hurdles that roofing companies face, it is wise to begin the process of a new roof before the situation becomes critical. If you suspect your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, get started now so you can get on the schedule for roofing services.