How Long Does a Roof Installation Take?
The answer to the question, “How long will it take to do a roof installation?, has various facets to it that include environmental factors, accessibility issues and what type of material your roof is made of.
A new roof installation can take anywhere from many hours to a few days to complete. In this blog space, we will highlight the main factors that influence the length of time a roof replacement requires.
Factors that Affect Roof Installation Timeframe
Accessibility of Your Roof
Access to your roof is relevant for a roof replacement because it involves various stages that include tearing off the old roof, getting the torn off materials into a dump truck, and carrying the new materials back up to the roof for installing.
Items that make roof access difficult include:
- A fence
- Landscaping or rows of bushes surrounding your house
- No paved surface adjacent to the roof access point
Simply put, it will take much longer to do a roof installation if workers have to finesse rows of bushes or do their job around a big fence. The less time an installer spends on your roof putting in your shingles, the longer the roof installation will take. These added “work-arounds” could add as much as an extra day of work for a roof installation.
Type of Material
As you might have guessed, there are numerous types of materials that you could choose from when undergoing a roof installation. You can select from tile roofs to asphalt shingles to metal roofs for your new roofing material.
Specifically, there are six types of roofing materials that seem to be most desired by property owners. Each type of roofing material has its pluses and minuses, and has its own cost and necessary time frame for installation.
The type of roofing materials you opt for will influence the method required to replace your roof. For example, if you choose asphalt roofing shingles for your roofing material, there are two ways it can be replaced. They are reroofing or tear off. The reroofing method tends to be more affordable. It entails installing new asphalt shingles directly over the damaged ones. The other method, tear off, necessitates the complete removal and replacement of a target area.
Time of Year of Roof Replacement
Roofers can accomplish more during longer days – summer being the best time of year for roof replacements. That is why roof installations usually pick up considerably beginning in March and April.
You will find that roofers will not normally work at night. More hours of daylight translate into greater productivity for your roof installation, and a faster turn-around time.
However, if you have a roof install done in the winter, you are dealing with four to six fewer hours of daylight than if you chose the summer to get it accomplished. You might have to add at least one extra day to your timeframe for completion of the roof installation if it is done in the winter versus the summer.
Weather on Day of Roof Replacement
Obviously, roof work cannot be done when it is raining, snowing, or with major winds blowing. Freezing temperatures and extreme heat will also interrupt roof installation work.
The weather plays a huge role in when your roof installation can be done. If you see a forecast for rain or snow, plan for delays for roof installation until your roof is sufficiently dry for work.
Here is what happens in the event of rain coming down on the scheduled day of your roof replacement. Your roof installation will be immediately rescheduled until there are drier conditions. Workers will place a tarp over your roof to protect your home, and continue on where they left off once the weather improves. It is a fact that inclement weather prolongs the roof replacement process.
Size of Your Home
It make sense that if you have a larger home, that will affect how long it takes to install a new roof. So, for instance, replacing a roof of a 2,500 square foot home will take much longer than a roof replacement for a 1,200 square foot home.
Similarly, the type of decking could also be a factor for how much time is necessary to complete a roof installation. For example, if the current roof decking is damaged and requires a total replacement, it is prudent to do so. Above all, you want your home to be free of leaks, even if it does mean a couple more days of roof work.
Complexity of Your Roof
The complexity of your roof means how it is cut up with the number of facets, angles, hips, valleys, and its pitch. These will both affect how long a roof replacement will take and also the cost of your roof replacement.
For example, a roof that is cut up with a high number of facets at several angles, hips, valleys, and a steep pitch, is more challenging and calls for more time to replace than a basic roof with just two or four facets.
Safety precautions on the part of the roofers is also part of the equation when it comes to the complexity of the roof. The higher off the ground the installers are, the more precautions they must take. For their own safety, they need to move slower and more carefully, which can add more time to a roof installation done right.
So, for example, a simple roof could take only one day to replace while a more complex roof may require three or four days for replacement.
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