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How Long Does It Take to Tear Off and Replace a Roof?

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How Long Does It Take to Tear Off and Replace a Roof?

Do you plan to replace your old roof? Maybe you are worried that the project would take too long and affect your daily activities. If this is the very first time that you will be tearing off and replacing your roof, you might feel like you just don’t have enough time to contact a roofer to schedule the job.

Roof replacement is a significant project. However, it might not really take up as much of your time as what you think. Depending on your roof’s specific type and some other factors, a roof can typically be tore off and replaced without any impact to your normal day-to-day schedule.

How long will it take to replace your roof, then? Here are several things that can affect how long this project will take:

What is the Size of Your Roof?

Bigger houses with larger roofing square footage need more time for roof replacement jobs. Many smaller asphalt roofing with single layer can be done and completed in one to two days while bigger roofing structures will need one week or longer to tear off and replace the roof.

How is the Weather in Your Area?

Weather will always be a factor when it is time to install a new roof. Delays can occur if extreme wind, hail, rain or other harsh weather conditions take place during the days of your scheduled roofing project.

When you schedule the roof replacement job, your roofer should consider the specific time of the year and the weather forecast. While it is not possible to completely avoid potential delays because of the weather, your roofer will work to schedule the project when the weather conditions won’t cause potential problems.

How Old is the Roof?

If the roof is older, the roof replacement will also take longer to finish. Depending on the specific materials as well as how weather or worn your roofing system is, it might take a long time to tear it away.

After removing the old decking and shingles, your roofer will inspect for damages on what is left. Repairs to the roof or the structure of your room can add more time before installing the new materials for replacement of the old roof. It might add one to two days to the overall timeline of the project.

How Steep is the Roof?

Replacing a steeper roof often takes longer than less inclined roofs. Colonials and A-frame houses have rooflines with steep pitch. These are also often taller compared to more modern types of houses.

Safety should always be the top priority every time roofers are working on a new roof. A steep roof needs more precautionary steps to ensure that the working team is safe. Steep roofs might also leave roofers with no choice to work a bit slower to remain safe and ensure correct installation of your roof.

Proper maintenance can further extend your roof’s life. But, once you notice signs of damages or leaks, contact reliable roofers to inspect your system and recommend the best replacement or repair solution.