How long will it take to install a roof

How Long Will It Take to Install a New Roof?

How long will it take to install a new roof from Peak Roofing and Exteriors. One of the first questions on your mind upon realizing that you require roof replacement is: How long does it take?

Fortunately, professional roofers can finish most average-sized home roof repairs in only one day!

But it may take longer to replace a roof. Several factors influence how much time a roof replacement can take. Therefore, if you want to be prepared for your roof replacement, check out this handy timeline of what to expect.

Roof Replacement: How Long Does It Take?

You should expect to follow these three phases:

  1. First Estimate: Some Days to a Few Weeks

Consider getting quotes from a few different roofing contractors. Besides the pricing, this will give you an idea of the roofing company’s communication and customer service methods.

You will probably spend some days or weeks contacting several roofing businesses and scheduling estimates. Unless the contractors are busy with work, they should be able to send an inspector to your home within a few days to conduct a roof inspection. 

  1. Scheduling service

Once you have decided on a roofing contractor, contact it to set an appointment to replace your roof. Remind that the roofing contractor may not be able to go to your property the same day.  

So, you should schedule your roof replacement a few days in advance. Your roofing crew would appreciate it if you avoided scheduling too far in advance (e.g., several weeks). This will allow them to get more accurate weather forecasts. 

  1. Installation day

If your home is typically 3,000 square feet or less in size, you can count on your roofer to finish your installation in only one day. On the day of installation, the crew will accomplish several tasks, including:

  • Securing siding and landscaping, plus hauling dumpsters to the site if necessary.
  • Removing the old shingles and disposing of them
  • Inspect the plywood layer and make any necessary repairs before the installation.
  • Installing drip edge, ice and water protection, and roofing tar/felt paper
  • Install the shingles and other materials 
  • Finally, the roofing crew will remove any debris and materials from the site.

Other Factors that Can Delay Roofing Projects

The following are some of these elements that can delay your project:

  • Choosing a Roofing Material

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material choice for homeowners. Moreover, the installation process should take only a single day. On the other hand, other types of roofs may require more time to repair and install, for example:

  • Metal roofing: 1 to 3 days
  • Cedar shakes: 3 to 4 days
  • About 8 to 9 days for concrete tiles
  • Your Home Size

The figures shown have been based on residences with a square footage of 3,000 square feet or fewer. But it may take longer to replace your house or company’s roof if it is larger than 3,000 square feet. On the contrary, you can expect a faster installation if your home is smaller.

  • Your Roof Accessibility

The ease or difficulty with which your contractor can get to your roof also affects your installation time. Workers need easy access to remove the old roof, transport the waste to the dumpster, and reinstall the new roof. Certain features, such as the following, might make it more difficult to climb onto a roof:

  • Rows of trees and shrubs around your home.
  • No paved surface close to the roof access point.
  • Branches dangling over the roof
  • Complex Roof Slopes 

There are simple and intricate roofs and those with steep slopes and valleys. It will take longer to replace a roof with a complicated design. Mostly, this is because roofers must take additional safety precautions the higher, they work.

  • Installation Day’s Weather Conditions

To avoid a large leak, you need the right weather for a roof replacement. When it is raining, snowing, or below freezing, it is impossible to repair a roof. Likewise, avoid extreme heat.

Schedule Your Roofing Repair or Replacement

Do you count on expert roofers like Peak Roofing to act quickly in an emergency? Still, you must leave time for communication and inspections. Besides, roof replacements will take longer than expected because of the administrative work involved. 

However, most projects should go forward according to your time and schedule. 

In this sense, our goal at Peak Roofing and Exteriors is to provide you with the best possible roofing experience.

For more information, contact our professionals at Peak Roofing and Exteriors at 866-680-0853. We service areas in Bentonville, AR, Abilene, TX, and Monroe, LA.