If you are thinking about getting a new roof, one of the things that you might want to know is how long it will take to install, which makes a lot of sense. Installing a new roof can be loud and inconvenient that you may want to go out for a moment and come after the installation. Thus, knowing how long it will take is essential. Unfortunately, the timeframe for each installation varies according to the vastness, steepness, age of your roof, and weather condition.
- The Smaller, The Quicker The Re-roofing
Installation depends on the size of your roof, its steepness, and the roof’s age. If you live in a small, residential house with a slightly pitched roof, there’s a high possibility that a day is enough to complete the task. Nonetheless, it doesn’t count the weather complications, and if the materials are at the site before the crews are there.
In re-roofing your home, a roofing expert will first take off the existing roof to make sure that the sub-roofing has no damage and put on the brand new shingles. If there’s damage found on your sub-roofing, this may affect the expected timeframe as this would mean extra work, additional materials, and more time to complete the roofing project. Although it’s possible to finish the re-roofing installation in a day for a small residential home, complications can arise that contributes to the extension time of completion.
- Steep Roof Takes Longer to Install New Roof
Classic style homes like Cape Cods, Colonials, and A-frame outlines, have crazy high pitch and tallness that could mean it can be harder and longer to replace a new roof. The more extreme and higher your rooftop, the more you can anticipate that installing a new roof may take longer compared to slightly pitch roofs.
In such a case, we have to put the security of our laborers while ensuring you end up with the ideal rooftop that you want to attain. Re-roofing a steep roof can take about two to seven days since the laborers may need more materials and move more cautiously to stay safe and assure that they will deliver quality-based re-roofing results.
- Older Roofs
Re-roofing an aged roof can be challenging and takes a longer time to complete. It is mostly because of its old state that requires repair of some parts that have leak issues. If you replace the roof right after knowing there’s a leakage, there’s a high possibility that there’s water damage within the sub-roofing that will require more actions like shoring up for support, sub-roofing, and finally, putting in the new roof. The new roof can’t go on top of damaged supports. It’s the reason why it’s always wise to have roof inspection and replacement once you see the early signs of roof damage.
- Weather Condition
Finally, with regards to giving you a gauge on how long it will take to do your rooftop, you need to recall there is no anticipating the climate. Installing a new roof is best done during warm and dry seasons. While roofing crews will do their best to work through inclement climate to finish it as promptly as possible, they can only do so as long as their safety isn’t compromised. If the weather began to be too dangerous, the crews might need to stop the work and resume when the weather clears up.
If you want to know how long it will take to re-roof your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call today!