How Long Do Roof Replacements Take

Being a homeowner can come with a lot of minors to major inconveniences. Anytime we expect certain comforts in life, it’s hard to deal with when they are taken away. One of the biggest pains in the neck can be roofing issues.

Roofer replacing the wood on the roof

We take our roof for granted. It does a great job of protecting us from the element and keeping our house temperate. It’s also one of the key features of our home that we expect to maintain for a good reason. Roofs are built to be durable. Depending on your roof’s material, it could last 15 to 50 years.

This is why it is inconvenient when you need to have work done on your roof. Getting a roof replacement is not ideal, but you can sleep well knowing that once your roof is replaced, you’ll be safe from the elements for years.

The roof replacement process can take a long time. We’ll give you a roof replacement timeline and tell you what to expect when you get a replacement. Here’s what you need to know:

How Long Does It Take to Replace a Roof?

If you are having problems with your roof, you’re probably pretty anxious to get it fixed and get it fixed in the shortest amount of time possible. A roof replacement will take longer depending on a variety of factors. Can a roof be replaced in one day? Yes. Most roof replacements take only a day. However, it might take longer. Think about how important your roof is to your overall comfort in your home, plus the protection it provides your home from the elements. You don’t want to rush the repair process.

Let’s look at some factors that could determine a roof’s lifespan.

How Roof Size and Complexity Impact Replacement Time

Average roof replacement time depends on many variables, and maybe none are more important than your roof’s size and complexity. A roof with many facets will take much longer than a roof with the standard two to four facets. Size, of course, plays into this as well. It makes sense that the bigger your roof, the longer it would take to replace it. You also need to consider that not only does this affect the amount of time it takes to replace your roof, but it will also affect the replacement cost.

The Importance of Accessibility in Roof Replacement Time 

You have to consider that when replacing a roof, your contractor needs to tear off your old roof, put it in a dumpster, and then get your new roof placed. That means that accessibility is a big deal. There are a few things you have to consider when considering the accessibility of your roof.

First, you have to consider how high up it is. The higher it is, the harder it is to get materials to your roof. This could take extra time.

You also have to consider how steep your roof is. If your roof is steeper than most, it will take a bit longer because your contractor and their workers will have to work with a little more caution and care.

Other accessibility issues could be if your house has a row of bushes along it, making it harder for the contractors to place their ladders.

Understanding the Role of Weather in Roof Replacement Timing

This is the one variable of roof replacement that we have no control over. It is not a good time to replace a roof if it is raining or snowing. However, you can increase your chances of good weather by replacing the roof during dry seasons. It also helps to do roof replacements when the days are longer. Your roof can be replaced in a day if you do this. That means that you should adjust your expectations for the season. If your roof is replaced in the winter, it will likely take longer than if you had it replaced in the summer.

If you want to know more about roof replacement, please contact Jack C. Wilson Roofing Co. today!