What factors affect the duration of the roof replacement process.
On average, a roof lasts around ⅓ of a lifespan of the building it covers, which means that roof replacement is something every homeowner will need at least once. To get the replacement done, you will need to find a good roofing contractor. This process usually brings up a lot of questions, like how much it is going to cost, how long it will take, and how to fill in an insurance claim. In this article, we will see what factors affect the duration of the replacement process.
The size of your house.
The larger your home, the longer the replacement period. For homes that are less than 1200 sq. ft., installation can take a day. For bigger homes, expect the installation to take a few days.
Type of roofing materials used.
We rated the most common roofing materials from easy to difficult to give you an estimated time needed for installation (during prime conditions with an average roof).
Easy = (1-2 days) Moderate = (2-5 days) Difficult = (5-14 days)
- Asphalt Shingles (easy)
- Metal (moderate)
- Membrane (moderate/difficult)
- Wood Shakes (moderate)
- Tile (difficult)
The method used to replace the roof.
Different materials require different methods of replacement. Asphalt shingles can be replaced using a re-roofing and tear-off method. Re-roofing allows new shingles to be placed directly on top of the damaged areas. Tear-off requires complete removal and replacement of the damaged section.
Type of roof decking used.
Damage to your roof can often be discovered after removing your old roof system. The next step can be as simple as replacing a single piece of decking wood or as complex as removing most of it and rebuilding underlying support structures. That’s why it is not always easy for the roofer to provide you with the exact amount of time in the beginning.
If it is a clear, hot, summer day, a roofing team of 5-6 replace 40 squares of asphalt shingle roof in a single day (1 square = 100 square ft). The milder the temperature the easier it is for the roofer to work so they can replace a bigger roof in one day.
Advantage Remodelling and Roofing will gladly provide you with any services for roof replacement near me Dallas TX. The best way to know how long a project will take is to call us at (214) 250-3975. After the inspection of your home, we'll start working on your replacement project right away.