How Long Does a Roof Replacement Take?
Commercial Roof Replacement
Posted on October 31, 2019 by Anderson Industrial Roofing
When you start to notice signs of substantial roof wear, it’s time to schedule a roof replacement. The right roofing contractor will be able to effectively repurpose your roof and keep your family and business secure, but at what cost of your time?
Many people don’t get roof replacements done when necessary because they’re concerned about the time frame involved with the process. The answer isn’t straightforward and lies within several factors involved with your structure and replacement materials.
Here is some of the most accurate information about the timeframe of a roof replacement for different types of homes and businesses.
Your Materials Matter
The material you want on your roof will play a large role in how long the roof replacement takes. The time can range from a day to over a week, depending on what roofing material we’re working with. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most popular selections:
- Slate: 6 – 7 Days
- Asphalt Shingles: 1 – 2 Days
- Steel: 3 – 4 Days
- Flat Roof Replacement: 2 – 3 Days
- Wood: 3 – 4 Days
- Concrete Tile: 8 – 9 Days
How Large is Your Home?
The size of your home plays into replacement length. Homes under 1200 square feet can sometimes take a day for replacement. However, the larger your home is, the longer the installation will extend, once again, based on the materials used in the project.
What’s Your Preferred Replacement Method?
If you’re replacing asphalt shingles on your roof, there are two replacement methods available to you:
- Tear-Off Replacement
Both of these are successful options but one takes substantially longer than the other to complete. Re-roofing is when new shingles are tacked on over the damaged shingles of the old roof. This will save you time and money but can seem like more of a band-aid style job to a homeowner.
If you’re okay with a longer installation, the tear-off replacement is when the shingles are completely removed and the damaged areas are replaced with your new shingles.
Historical Homes Are Tricky
In Dallas, there are lots of homes with historic structures. When these homes require work like a roof replacement, every measure is taken to ensure that the building remains intact and preserved. This means that when we work on your historical home, we are going to take our time so the job is done effectively and doesn’t cost you any further repairs due to rushed completion.
Get Your Roof Replacement Questions Answered From Anderson Industrial Roofing
Your roof replacement is something that should never be rushed, but at Anderson Industrial Roofing, we understand that you want your life to be back to normal as soon as possible. That’s why we are ready to answer all of your important roofing questions before you’ve signed a contract with us. Get your roof replacement underway without any doubts. Contact us today to find out more about our services in your area.