How Long Will It Take a Roofing Company to Install My New Roof?

When it comes to getting a new roof, the first question that comes to mind is how long it will take. Roof replacement is a noisy and inconvenient process, and you'll want to know how long you'll have to remain out of the house, or at the very least how long you can anticipate workers to be on your roof.

Unfortunately, because each roofing project is unique, roofing companies consider various factors before informing how long it will take to install a new roof. 

Factors to Consider While Installing A New Roof

On a 1600 square foot residential roofing, common roofing materials, such as asphalt roof shingles will require 2–3 days to install. Whether we are installing a new residential roofing or replacing an existing one, we must consider the following factors that will affect the time it takes to complete the job.

  • Smaller houses take less time

If you live in a small, modern house with a moderately sloped roof, your roof replacement may be completed in a single day. That is, of course, providing there are no weather delays and that goods are delivered before the crew arrives.

When it comes residential roofing, a roofing crew must first remove the old roof, inspect the sub-roofing for damage, and then install the new roof shingles. And if the sub-roofing is damaged, that means more work, more roofing materials, and more time to complete the project. So, while it is possible to re-roof a home in a single day, be aware that issues may occur, extending the amount of work required.  

  • Roofs with steep slopes take longer to install

While we adore vintage-style residences like A-frames, Colonials, and Cape Cods, many have roofs that are more difficult to replace due to their steep pitch and extreme height. The higher and steeper your roof, the longer it will take for roofing companies to complete the job.

As we prioritize the safety of our employees and want to ensure that you have the best roof possible, it's important to note that if you have a property with a sloping, tall roof, expect your installation to take two to seven days. That is because roofers will require more roofing materials, but it is also because workers will have to move more slowly to stay safe and will frequently need more equipment to do so.

  • Roof replacement is complicated with older roofs

If your roof is old, it will take longer to replace it. That is why it's critical to maintain your roof regularly and repair it before you notice leaks. Too many individuals assume their roof is in decent condition until there is a visible problem, which can result in much lengthier and more costly roof replacement work when you do get around to it.

If you install your roof after you notice leaks in your home, there's a significant probability that water damage has occurred within the sub-roofing and possibly into the attic. A new roof cannot be installed on top of damaged supports. 

You should expect a more extended roof replacement period if you wait too long to replace your roof because roofing companies will need to strengthen up supports, sub-roofing, and finally put on the new roof. That is why it's a great idea to have regular roof inspections and get your roof replaced immediately when it displays signs of significant wear and tear. 

  • You can't predict the weather

Finally, when it comes to estimating how long it'll take to replace your roof, keep in mind that the weather cannot be predicted. Roofing is best performed in hot, dry weather, but as we all know, the weather in some areas isn't always cooperative.

While roofing crews will do their utmost to work through adverse weather to complete your roof as soon as feasible, they can only do so while remaining safe. If the crew determines that being on top of your roof is too unsafe, they will have to leave until the weather improves.

Though bad weather may cause your roofing job to take longer, don't worry about your new roof's protection. While waiting for warmer weather, roofing contractors will ensure your roof is covered in tarps and well-secured from water and wind.

  • Roofing Material

On roofs, particular roof shingles will take more time to install. The underlayment you choose and the shingling technique you use can significantly impact how long it takes to install. It's also a good idea to keep in touch with your local contractor to see if the roofing supplies you've selected are in stock.

  • The accessibility of your roof

Roof accessibility simply refers to your contractor's ability to gain access to your roof. The need for access is necessary for taking off the old roof, loading the ripped pieces into a dump truck, and then transporting the new materials up to the roof for installation.

What makes the roof challenging to access? 

  • Landscaping or bushes present around the house 
  • Fences
  • The surface isn't paved close to the roof access point. 

A roof replacement will take longer for a property with rows of bushes, a fence, and no paved space near the access point than a home with an easily accessible roof.

The less time the installer spends laying shingles on your roof, the longer it will take to replace your roof. This time adds up and can cause the deadline to be pushed back by a few hours or even a day.

Finally, the amount of time it takes to install a new roof is determined by several factors, including the size of your property, the pitch of your roof, the condition of your old roof, and the weather. All reputable, experienced roofing companies will do everything possible to ensure you have the most incredible roof possible in the quickest amount of time. Still, there are some things you can't predict.

Don't hesitate to contact True Quality Roofing if you're seeking an exact estimate on how long it'll take to replace your roof. We've been a trusted roofer for years, and we're here to assist you in getting the most fantastic roof replacement in the shortest period possible. For a free roofing estimate of both cost and time, call our office.

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