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How Long Does It Take To Replace a Roof

How Long Does It Take To Replace A Roof

One of the most common questions people ask when they are replacing their roof is how long will it take? There isn’t, however, a definitive answer to this question as there are a lot of factors that go into the length of roof replacement. For example, with residential homes, roof replacements can typically take about two days. The first day will be spent removing the existing roof and the second day being the installation of the new roof. Keep in mind that the size of the roof may require that the replacement take longer than two days. Also, if you are re-roofing or just roofing over the existing roof, then you can subtract a day. And if you need to also replace some of the plywood on the roof, that may also require additional time. 


For commercial roofs, however, it might take a few weeks to finish the replacement depending on the scope of the project. Now, some commercial roofs can be installed quicker than others. For example, cold sealed single-ply roofs can be installed fairly quickly with the installation being relatively quiet and free of noxious fumes. 


Another factor to consider when determining how long it will take to replace your roof is the materials being used for the project. Every roof installation will be different due to things such as the style of roof, size, etc. Shingles also come in different materials and each one will require a different time frame for installation. For example, while asphalt shingles may take one to three days, concrete tiles may take eight to nine days. The design you want the shingles laid in can also affect the length of time it will take to replace your roof. Complex designs that are more intricate will take longer to install than a traditional formation.


The weather is another factor that plays a significant role in roofing and roof installation. As we are currently in the summer season, the weather can get brutally hot, causing roofers to take frequent necessary breaks. Cold weather can also add additional steps to the process that will require extra time. Cold weather can also affect how the asphalt shingles stick and seal, so extra time and care will need to go into this when replacing a roof during the winter. 


So, when it comes to replacing your roof, it is important to be aware of the many different factors that can go into how long it will take for the project to be completed. Overall, you can expect it to take at least a week or two for your roof to be replaced, with the various factors adding or subtracting that time. If you would like further information about roofing estimates, give Greene Roofing a call today at (718) 941-1111!

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