The Average Time It Takes to Replace an Entire Roof

There are many reasons one may need their entire roof replaced. Maybe you just moved into a new home and aren’t happy with the current roof. Maybe you’re a business owner needing to repair major roof damage on your commercial building. Either way, replacing an entire roof can often take several days, even when working with a reputable roof installation company.

Below, we cover several factors that can affect how long it takes to replace a roof:

  • Materials: Roofing materials can be a major deciding factor for the time it takes to finish a roof replacement. For example, while an asphalt shingle roof replacement only takes around three days to finish, a concrete tile roof replacement can take up to nine days. Slate tile roofs and wooden shingle roofs both take around one week to replace.
  • Design: The design process for a new roof can take a lot of time, depending on your exact needs and wants. Be sure to work with an experienced roofer so you don’t waste time thinking about a design that won’t work. As you might imagine, it will take more time to install an intricately-designed roof as opposed to a traditional one.
  • Weather: The weather can greatly affect how long it takes to complete a roof replacement. If the weather is sunny and nice all week, it may only take a few days to complete your roof replacement; however, storms and other forms of inclement weather can make things take much longer. That’s why it’s best to plan your roof replacement for a week with a good weather forecast.
  • Accessibility: If the roofers have a hard time reaching your roof, it will take longer to complete the roof replacement. Things like landscaping and nearby homes can all make it difficult to access your roof. With limited access, roofers will need more time to transfer materials and equipment to and from your roof.
  • Steepness: An extremely steep roof will usually take longer to repair, as roofers may have a hard time working. When working on a steep roof, roofers take extra safety precautions, thus requiring the use of extra safety equipment. This can sometimes take a little while to set up. If you have a steeper than usual roof, try to be patient when it comes to repairs.

Work with the right roof installation company

If you’re ready to invest in a new roof, be sure to work with the right roof installation company. A reputable and experienced roofing company will offer fair prices and ensure a quality installation. Check the qualifications and reviews of roofing companies in your area. You may even want to ask a trusted friend or coworker for a roofer recommendation.

Residents and business owners can always trust the roofing experts at Manada Roofing Inc. We’ll work hard to quickly and efficiently take care of all your roofing needs. Our roofing services include maintenance, installations and repairs. Contact us today for an estimate for your roof replacement.