Even if you take excellent care of your roof, it will eventually need to be replaced. Once your roof has reached the end of its lifespan, you’ll need to have an inspection and schedule your new roof installation. One of the most important things you’ll need to know is how long the process takes. When you work with Benchmark Roofers, you can rest assured that the process will be completed efficiently and with plenty of attention to detail. How long could it take to replace a roof at your house?
How Long Does It Take to Replace a Roof?
Every roof is different, so it’s important to remember that the exact amount of time it takes to replace your roof might be shorter or longer than average. In general, it takes only a day to replace a roof at an average property of 3,000 square feet or less. However, this process can stretch up to three to five days depending on a variety of factors that require the process to be more drawn out.
What Other Times of Year Are Appropriate?
Spring is another good option for roof replacement, and some homeowners think this is the best time of year to replace your roof because there is typically a more open schedule. Spring also has lower humidity levels, which is fantastic. It also does not have the high temperatures of summer. The roofing materials can be up to 20 degrees hotter than the temperature on the ground, and asphalt shingles can soften when it’s hot and humid and lead to damage. However, spring in Maryland often means plenty of rain, so scheduling might require some flexibility in the event of rain delays.
What Factors Impact How Long Roof Replacement Takes?
There are many differences between a roof replacement that takes one day and one that takes five days, and they can often be traced back to a combination of these factors:
- Complexity: Some roof projects are more complex than others due to the design of the roof. The number of hips, valleys, facets, angles and the pitch can all impact how long it will take to replace a roof. This is because roofs with a steeper pitch or with a higher number of facets are more complex and require more precautions and more time.
- Accessibility: How easy is it to get on your roof to replace it? A more accessible roof is faster to replace because it will be easy to get old materials off the roof, dispose of them and get the new materials on the roof. When you replace a roof, things like a fence, landscaping, trees close to the home or no paved surfaces near the home can make it more challenging and time-consuming to get the job done.
- Weather: One of the biggest reasons why it might take longer to replace a roof is the weather outside. In order to ensure the best quality finished product possible, a roof cannot be installed when it’s too hot, when it’s freezing, when it’s actively raining or when it’s actively snowing. If the forecast on the day of your roof replacement is thunderstorms, it will need to be rescheduled for another day. If it starts raining during your roof replacement, we will take care to tarp your roof and return to finish the job as soon as possible.
- Time of Year: Finally, one of the other factors that can make it take longer to replace a roof is the time of year. During the summer, days are longer and allow for more work time. Production typically does not occur after dark, so having your roof replaced during a time of year where days are shorter might mean it needs to be spread out over two days.
Do You Need to Replace a Roof? We Are Here to Help
Benchmark Roofers is proud to serve homeowners throughout the state of Maryland in need of high-quality roofing and repairs. Our team of professionals specializes in installing new roofs and roof replacements that offer decades of durability and keep your family safe and dry. We can custom design your roof replacement to perfectly match the old roof or update your home to something new.
Outside of our roof replacement and repair offerings, we can help you cross home improvement projects off your to-do list, including door replacement, gutter replacement, siding replacement, window replacement and roof repair. For a free roof inspection to determine if you need a roof replacement or a consultation to show you the benefits of a new roof, call us today at (443) 775-3654 or submit the brief contact form below.