Each Re-Roofing job is Unique
It is difficult to provide an exact timeline for roof replacement because every new roofing project is different. Each job has its own set of unique factors and limitations that might influence the overall amount of time it takes to finish. There are also uncontrollable factors to consider, like storms and natural disasters. Although it is near impossible to put an exact timeline on new roof installation, there are some facts that can help you get an idea of what to expect.
Helpful Roof Installation Facts:
↳ Small Roofs are Faster
As a general rule of thumb, the smaller the roof, the less time it will take to install. For example: residential homes with low to moderately-pitched roofing systems have the potential of being installed in as little as one day; that is, so long as the weather permits and there are not any other obstacles getting in the way of construction.
↳ Obstacles Can Pop Up Out of Nowhere
You must understand that unexpected obstacles can arise at any time. This often happens after a roofing team removes an old roof, which is a step that must be done prior to new roof installation. After removing the existing roof, contractors will be able to identify any damaged sub-roofing. Finding damaged sub-roofing will mean extra work, which will also mean more materials and more time to finish the job. If there are no damaged areas of sub-roofing, the shingle installation process can commence. Old roofs tend to pose higher risk of unforeseen challenges since needed repairs can be revealed after work has already begun, thus extending the total time it takes to finishing installing a new roof.
↳ Steep-Sloped Roofs Take Longer
Another important principle to remember is that steep-sloped roofing systems tend to take longer to re-roof. Classic style homes, such as Cape Cods, Colonials, and A-frames, are more of a challenge to re-roof since they are very high up off the ground. Not only do roofing teams have to implement stricter safety codes and equipment, they have to be extra careful not to make a mistake at such great heights. You can expect a tall roof to take up to a week or more to complete.