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Blog: How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof?

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Like everything else about your home, your roof has a limited lifespan. It’s always exposed to the elements, so it’s only a matter of time before your roof gets damaged. A roof replacement can take care of these problems, but how long does that take?

While that’s the question our experts are going to answer, it’s not as simple as a number. There are several things that affect how long a roof replacement takes. Your insurance, the type of building, materials, and external all play a role.

Some of those are factors that rarely get thought about, but that’s one reason to work with a team of professionals. We know how to handle all kinds of situations and take factors into account. For example, different materials go on faster than others.

That’s one of the reasons that your roof replacement could take a couple days or more than a week to finish. It all starts with an inspection by our expert, followed by an estimate you can trust. With that said, here’s what will affect your replacement the most.

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A Material World

If you haven’t looked in a while, or ever, you’ve got a lot of roofing materials to choose from. Each one offers different levels of protection and looks. The latter, especially, is why they can improve your curb appeal. They also take different times to install.

Asphalt shingles are usually the easiest to install for a roof replacement. They’re lightweight and deliver good quality, so customers pick them more than anything. On the far end of things, installation of concrete or slate roofing can take over a week.
The Effects of Home Construction
The bigger your roof is, the longer a roof replacement can take. That’s because a large roof will need more materials and have more space than something smaller. If you see “roofing squares” on the estimate, that’s a reference to the number of square feet.

If you want the specifics, “roofing squares” are 100 square feet of roofing. Timetables boil down to that, because a normal home with 1,200 square feet can be done in 1-2 days, usually. Something larger that’s 3,600 square feet might take us a little longer.

Most of the bigger homes that take longer have a European name. Victorian, Queen Anne, and Tudors can all take longer, but not just because of their size. Their designs generally have more features and angles than a normal roof.

Another reason that we recommend a professional is because of that design. We’ve got access to special equipment that might be needed for your roof replacement. That’s not to say that we don’t have to pay attention with the average residential roof, of course.

There are different underlayments for leak prevention to support the materials above. This specialized layer can add to your time frame. Speaking of special, historic houses will take longer for a new roof. That’s because of the extra time to obtain legal permits for the work.

Your historic home is protected by the state. Still, once we have the necessary permits, we’ll have to get the materials. We’ll find materials accurate to the time that your roof was built. We’ll also be careful with your home, because it’s a piece of history.

What Extends the Time to Replace a Roof?

Sometimes during a roof replacement, we have to delay the project. This can be for any number of reasons, but we try to prepare our customers ahead of time just in case.

It starts with an inspection by one of our experts. We know what to look for, so we’ll note any problems we see. However, once the roof comes off, we might spot an issue with the roof deck underneath. Before we do anything with your materials, we’ll have to fix those issues.

Your roof deck is critical for the integrity of your roof, but it’s also crucial for your safety. That’s why it has to be at 100 percent before anything else gets done. There are things unrelated to the work, of course. Insurance can be another reason for a delay.

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We want you to get as much covered by insurance as possible via a claim. Sometimes, these claims can take a while to be approved. Between the papers to file, waiting for an insurance inspector, and the rest, it can be a waiting game. We’ll do our best to speed things up, though.

Our team at Silverline Restoration, Inc. has been doing this for a while, so we know insurance. We’ll get as much covered as possible. If we can do it, the only thing you’ll have to pay is the deductible. That leaves another big hurdle: The weather.

A lot of the roof replacements we do take place when the weather is dry. One of the reasons for that is because rain makes it hard to work. Water or lightning create a dangerous situation for our staff, so we’ll have to let it pass.

Rain can also flood your house, so it’s best for everyone involved. If there’s any sign of a storm, we’ll have to wait. That might mean a day or more added to the time table.

Timing is Everything

We try our best to avoid delays in your roof replacement project, but now you’re a little more prepared. On that note, there are decisions you can make and steps that can move things along. We know you might need a new roof sooner than later.

It’s important to schedule your roof installation at the right time, for starters. Typically, you should get it done between the end of Spring and the beginning of Fall. They’re drier seasons with less chance of weather delays. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t get it done in the winter.

Because most people get their new roofs in the dry months, we’re usually more available in Winter. With fewer projects, most of the time we can get started sooner and finish faster. If nothing else, a Winter inspection can have you ready for a new roof come Springtime.

Choosing the right professionals can also give you a headstart in the right direction. Silverline Restoration, Inc. has experience to give you the best new roof. You can count on our team of experts for your roofing to be done right.

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We’ll be with you every step of the way, which is important if you’re a new homeowner or it’s been some years. Insurance has changed and we can help you maximize how much of your roof replacement is covered. We also know the best products to suggest.

You, your family, and your property depend on a secure roof installation. We’ll give you the peace of mind you need to feel safe at home. However, you might not need to have your roof replaced. If you just need a reshingling, we’ll recommend the potential savings.

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What’s Reshingling?

The most common roofing material chosen by homeowners is asphalt shingles. Our team knows all about these, as well as other materials. They’re inexpensive, easy to work with, and do a good job protecting your home. Unfortunately, wear and tear can take a toll.

Your shingles are always exposed to the elements. Their color can fade, they crack and peel, or they can get old and fall off. Either way, a reshingling might be in your future. This process can put off needing a roof replacement by placing new shingles where they’re needed.

There are different shingles to consider, though. Each type offers its own positives for things like protection and longevity. Some materials are also easier to install, which means lower labor costs. If you have a 1,200-1,600 square foot home, here’s the general timetable:

  • Asphalt shingles: 1-2 days
  • Slate shingles or tiles: 6-7 days
  • Wood shingles: 3-4 days
  • Concrete shingles or tiles: 8-9 days

Delayed Reshingling

Keep in mind that the days listed above for your roof replacement can be affected by different conditions. One thing that’s pretty obvious is that the choice of shingle type can take longer. There’s also underlayment to think about and what your shingles look like.

Another delay can come from how you want your shingles to lay. The direction of your shingles can add protection and take longer, but our experienced team knows the benefits of everything we’ve talked about.

Like the roof replacement, your reshingling can get delayed if the weather gets bad. It can extend the times for larger homes. Our team can usually handle a 1,600 square-foot reshingle in less than 4 days. That can double if the square footage doubles, especially with more angles.
The Best Roof Replacement
You might have noticed that Silverline Restoration, Inc. is the place to come for your roof replacement. We’ve got a lot of experience and knowledge to give you the safest, fastest results. Our team is committed to installing a secure roof.

Whether it’s a new roof or a reshingling, we know the top names in the game. We’ve worked with the best brands over the years and we know what lasts. Different manufacturers can also have better warranties, and we want you to get the most for your money.

A 5-year warranty might look interesting, but it’s really not good for roofing materials. Since they can last 4 decades if they’re being taken care of, 5 years is nothing. We’ll suggest products with a warranty of around 25 or 30 years, because that’s what we’d want.

We’ll also recommend the best materials for your home and needs. Our experts can have a roof replacement or reshingling done in a few days or more than a week depending on several factors. No matter how long it takes, you’ll love the results and feel safe under your roof!

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