Rain Cancellation - Roofing - Contractor Talk

Rain Cancellation

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-04-2019, 06:09 AM   #1
Member
 
dhimprove's Avatar
 
Trade: General contracting
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Chesapeake Va
Posts: 54
Rewards Points: 58

Rain Cancellation


What is the typical protocol for cancelling a scheduled roofing project due rain. Is it the day before or the morning of the job. I typical cancel the day before but there's time when it didn't rain the scheduled day. Do the forecast for rain in morning vs evening or size of the job factor into the decision?
dhimprove is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 04-04-2019, 06:40 AM   #2
Pro
 
Big Johnson's Avatar
 
Trade: Contractor Grunt
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,767
Rewards Points: 3,308

Re: Rain Cancellation


Work in the rain.

Advertisement

Big Johnson is online now  
Old 04-04-2019, 06:59 AM   #3
water re-locater
 
NYgutterguy's Avatar
 
Trade: Gutter installer
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: orange/rockland ny NYC suburbs
Posts: 6,633
Rewards Points: 6,298

Re: Rain Cancellation


I just tell my customer” we’ll see ya ( whatever day) unless it rains of course” .


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
NYgutterguy is online now  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to NYgutterguy For This Useful Post:
KAP (04-04-2019), Randy Bush (04-04-2019), Rio (04-06-2019), TNTRenovate (04-04-2019)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-04-2019, 07:00 PM   #4
Pro
 
KAP's Avatar
 
Trade: Custom
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,758
Rewards Points: 32,706

Re: Rain Cancellation


Quote:
Originally Posted by dhimprove View Post
What is the typical protocol for cancelling a scheduled roofing project due rain. Is it the day before or the morning of the job. I typical cancel the day before but there's time when it didn't rain the scheduled day. Do the forecast for rain in morning vs evening or size of the job factor into the decision?
When do you tell your guys no work for the day?

When we have outside work, we tell customers if it's raining or snowing, because of safety and equipment preservation issues, as well as protecting their yard, we won't be working at the site outside unless we inform them otherwise... it's also in our guide we mail to our customers of what to expect that accompany's the start date confirmation letter and who's working at their property...
KAP is online now  
Old 04-04-2019, 10:39 PM   #5
GC/carpenter
 
Calidecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 35,839
Rewards Points: 15,540

Re: Rain Cancellation


My guys are on standby. They know exactly what's up and why. They are very understanding about that. I also have the conversation with them as needed.


Mike.
_______________
Calidecks is online now  
Old 04-04-2019, 10:52 PM   #6
Hair Splitter
 
TNTRenovate's Avatar
 
Trade: General
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 18,122
Rewards Points: 836

Re: Rain Cancellation


To the customer or to your guys?

To the customer I would send them a message saying, "Hey, it's forecasted for rain tomorrow, but we all know how accurate the weather man can be. So if it's raining in the morning we most likely won't be there. I will update you in the AM. Have a great night!"
__________________
Tried & True on Facebook
Tried & True Website
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarpenterSFO View Post
You ask for your money frequently, and you collect it quickly, else you stop working immediately.
TNTRenovate is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to TNTRenovate For This Useful Post:
Calidecks (04-04-2019)
Old 04-06-2019, 05:23 AM   #7
Geometrist

 
Warren's Avatar
 
Trade: framing/remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 10,035
Rewards Points: 281

Re: Rain Cancellation


Quote:
Originally Posted by Calidecks View Post
My guys are on standby. They know exactly what's up and why. They are very understanding about that. I also have the conversation with them as needed.


Mike.
_______________
Same here. I also have a policy that if I make them go out, only to return home because it's raining, they get paid one hour just for showing up. I think in 15 years I have only had to pay up once. It also helps to keep an eye on the forecast so that you can plan your week with the weather in mind. Many times we have purposely done some roof sheathing a little early in order to create some rain work later in the week.

Advertisement

__________________
I'd love to replace all the dumbness in this room but the budget is tight and the stupidity is plentiful!

Easy Gibson
Warren is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Warren For This Useful Post:
Calidecks (04-06-2019)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question About Rain Delays LA General General Discussion 7 01-20-2014 08:22 PM
Metal Roof - Rain Diverter artinall Roofing 3 08-12-2012 11:00 PM
How to get it to rain... pegasush General Discussion 12 06-12-2012 06:50 PM
Rain, rain and more rain VinylHanger General Discussion 8 05-03-2012 07:45 AM
Stinking rain and havok in scheduling. VinylHanger General Discussion 13 10-05-2011 10:15 AM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?