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Estimated Time to Replace a Shingle Roof

Posted on: December 21, 2016

Do you need to have your roof repaired or replaced this year and want to know how long such a project will take? The short answer is that it depends upon a few different variables. To help give you a better idea about how long it takes to replace or repair a shingle roof (as well as other roofing materials), below are 3 factors that influence how long it typically takes for a professional roofing company to repair or replace a roof:

 

  • Your location and the weather: Extreme heat and cold can impact how fast a shingle roof replacement can happen. During the summer months, roofing companies are difficult to schedule because the demand is high and hot temperatures make working in the afternoons nearly impossible. Where you live and in what county can impact how long a roofing job will take due to the fact that permits and the appropriate paperwork require time to be processed based upon the rules of your city.
  1. Minor repairs or major replacement: Depending on the extent of the needs of your roof, an experienced roofing company can have your shingle roof replaced in a couple short weeks. Minor repairs however can be done in as little as a few hours, with an experienced technician from a professional roofing company. The experience and knowledge of the laborers on the job make all the difference when it comes to having a fast, yet thorough roof repair.
  2. How your roof is configured: What type of roof and the configuration of the roof also help determine how long a roofing job will take. The roofing material (metal, shingle, slate), the angle of the roof (steep or flat), and the area of the roof, and if it has any obstructions (i.e, chimneys, sunlights, etc.), all factor in to the time it will take a roofing company to work on your roof.

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