Many factors are involved when giving a timeline to a roof replacement project. Although many roofs are replaced in under a day, certain homes may require a little more work. Here are some of the factors influencing how long the job will take.
The Extent of Work Involved
Some roof replacements require more labor than others. In general, the larger and more complex the home is, the longer the roof replacement process will take. The number of valleys and angles in your roof will also play a role in determining the project’s length.
For older rooftops, it may be necessary to replace the decking before new shingles can be installed. Repairs may need to be made to the frame as well to support the new roof. Most professionals will perform a thorough inspection of the roof and attic space before proceeding with the replacement.
Roofers will need to work slowly on your roof’s critical details, like waterproofing critical penetration points. Wherever attention to detail is essential, experienced roofers prefer to take their time.
The old materials covering your roof will need to be removed and properly disposed of first. Next, roofers will estimate how much new material is needed by measuring your roof’s square footage. It may take time to order the required materials, especially if you’ve chosen a custom color or stylized design.
Many asphalt shingles are relatively easy to install, but other materials like slate, metal, or cedar shake can be challenging. Finding matching materials for much older homes may also take time. If you’re on a deadline for your roof replacement, you’ll want to discuss these options with your roofer.
Inclement weather conditions will slow down progress on the project. Rain, ice, snow, and storm winds can make working on a roof very dangerous. Extreme heat or cold can also present some safety concerns.
When it comes time to replace the roof on your Indianapolis home, rely on Moss Roofing. Our family-owned and operated company has helped homeowners with their roofing needs for over 25 years. We back up all our work with an ironclad warranty so you can rest assured your home is protected. Call us today to receive a free quote and an estimated timeline for your roof replacement.