Depending on your circumstances, a roof replacement could be an emergency type of situation or a scheduled home maintenance project for your house. Either way, you know that replacing a roof is one of the bigger homeowner projects to be undertaken, and because of that, you’re wondering how long it will take for your roofing team to remove your old roof and replace it with a new roof. That’s the question we’re going to answer in this blog post. Let’s take a look at how long it usually takes to replace a roof on a house.
How Long Does it Take to Replace A Roof on a House?
Usually, a residential roof replacement project takes a day or two to complete. Some factors that impact the amount of time it takes to complete your roof replacement project are:
- The size of your roof – The more surface area to be replaced, the more work and time involved.
- The roofing material chosen – Asphalt shingle installation often moves more quickly than a tile type of product, for example.
- The roof ventilation system
- The installation of other features like skylights or solar panels
Additionally, if the underlayment of your roof is in disrepair or if the entire wood decking needs to be replaced, you are probably looking at some extra time. This is something that likely can’t be identified until your old roof is torn off. The good news is that roofing experts have encountered all of these things before and know how to work at a steady pace to keep the roof replacement project moving forward.
Should I Stay Home During my Roof Replacement?
Replacing a roof will be noisy. Between roofers on the house and in the yard, scraping off the old roof, and nailing on new roofing, there will be a lot of noise and debris during the tear-off and new roof install. The process is somewhat disruptive. But, it’s relatively quick.
You are certainly allowed to stay home during a roofing replacement. You are also able to come and go throughout the day when the installers are working. They will not block your entryways unless specifically necessary for the project.
Since all of your roofing selections will be made prior to your roof replacement day, you won’t be needed by your roofing team. If something unexpected arises during your project, your roofer will call you before the roofing team proceeds. These types of issues are typically easy to manage and decide on over the phone.
The Roof Replacement Process
The roofing team will likely drop off roofing materials and have a dumpster delivered the day before the job, or very early on the first day of work. Your yard will be prepped for the roof replacement work and then the removal of the old roof will begin. The old roofing and debris will be discarded in the dumpster.
Once the removal of the old roof is complete, any necessary decking repairs will take place. The new roof installation process will continue, ending with the installation of the shingles. Once your roof replacement is complete, your yard will be cleaned up and your new roof will look fantastic.
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When we inspect, install, or repair your roof, we want to provide you with the best options for your roof design, components, and ventilation. We are Master Elite Contractors bringing you the latest in roofing technology and a member of our local area Better Business Bureau, so you know we take pride in our work and our community. Contact us by phone or email to schedule your FREE roofing inspection and quote today.