Why Do Roof Replacements Take So Long?

Why Do Roof Replacements Take So Long?

To protect yourself and your valuables against harsh elements from Mother Nature, you have to make sure that your roof is in good condition at all times. This includes replacing it when it develops damages that are beyond repair.

One of the main concerns of homeowners, when they are thinking about replacing their roof, is how long the whole process will take. If the project takes longer to complete, it will cause you to incur other unnecessary costs hiring storage facilities for your valuables and renting temporary housing for your family. In this article, we discuss some of the reasons why your roof replacement project might take longer to complete.

Weather Conditions

Some weather conditions like snow, rainfall, and storm will cause your roof replacement project to take longer than it should because they will force your contractor to stop working until the weather improves. Also, snow and rain make the roof slippery, causing the contractor to set up additional safety structures, which require more time.

Roofing Materials and Designs

Different types of roofing materials require different methods of installation and time frame. Asphalt shingles are the easiest and fastest to install because they take approximately one to three days. On the other hand, concrete tiles take the longest time to install because their installation can take up to nine days, depending on the size of your roof. So, if you are looking for fast roof replacements, use asphalt shingles, wooden shingles, or slate tiles. Also, the design of your roofing materials will determine the time they take to install. The more complex the plans are, the more time they take to install.

Size and Design of Your Roof

The larger your roof is, the more roofing materials it requires and the longer it takes to replace. If your roof has some complex designs, it will take longer to replace because the contractor has to get the designs right to avoid future complications. It takes less time to replace a roof of a small cabin than an extensive estate.

Pitch of Your Roof

If your roof is too steep, it will require additional structures for the crew’s safety and roofing materials. It is challenging and risky for crew members to walk on a steep roof without any form of support. Also, your roofing materials will slide off the roof if they are not adequately supported. Setting up this support takes time.

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