There is no question that it is extremely important to understand the average timeline for a basic roof replacement on your home or other residential property. Indeed, ask any roofing professional, and most of them will tell you that the first and foremost question that most homeowners will ask is, “how long will my roof replacement take?” Of course, that answer depends on a lot of different variables.
The first thing you need to know is just how long most roofs can take to replace in the first place. In general, the roof of an average residence of 3,000 square feet or less is going to have a ballpark figure of at least one day. Of course, if you want to allow for extreme cases and unforeseen circumstances, you should allow for three to five days maximum. Either way, unless the home is really large, the roof can probably be accomplished in just a little over a day.
Of course, this doesn’t answer the main question that you might have: just how long will MY roof take? Well, things such as weather, complexity, accessibility and the time of year can all play a role. Take a look at these factors:
How Complex Is the Roof?
Does the roof have a very intricate design? In that case, it might have a lot of eye appeal, but it will also make it a tad bit more challenging to roof. The more hips, angles, facets, valleys and the higher the pitch and the more expensive and time consuming the project could take.
How Accessible Is the Roof?
If your roof is surrounded by landscaping, a fence, or has other types of obstacles around it, then there is a possibility that the roofer will need extra tools to access the roof and that could indeed be time consuming.
What Is the Weather Like on the Day Your Roof Is Replaced?
There is just no getting around the fact that a roof has to be replaced in the right weather conditions. A roof cannot be replaced in snow, rain, when its too cold, or when its too hot.
What Is the Time of Year That You Want to Get Your Roof Replaced?
Finally, the time of year will play a role as well. Ideally, you will want your roof to be replaced when the days are longer, giving the roofing professionals more time within the day to complete it.
Whatever your roof might look like, give us a call today to go over all of your roof replacement options!