Roof Replacement: How Long Does It Take to Complete?


Many homeowners assume that a roof replacement can be a disruptive project that may take weeks. However, this is a common misconception. Sure, replacing a roof is a complex task, but it doesn’t need to take too long. In fact, some roofing companies can do the job in as little as a day!

Roof Replacement

If you’re wondering how long it will take to replace your roof, take note that it will vary depending on a few factors.

Roof Accessibility

Roof accessibility refers to the ability of your roofer to access your roof. If you have lots of landscaping or fences around your home, your roof is more difficult to access. As such, it will take longer for your roofer to do the replacement. A house with no paved surface near the access point can also push back the timeline of your project by a few hours or even a day. Roof pitch and height are significant factors to consider as well. If you have a steep-sloped roof, the team will have to use special safety equipment and work at a slow but steady pace to keep themselves safe while working.

Roof Materials

There are many types of roofing materials. Depending on the material your roofing contractor will use, a typical roof replacement may take a day or up to almost two weeks. Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials and generally take one to three days to install. Wood may take two to eight days while slate may take six to seven days. Tile roofing, meanwhile, may take 6 to 12 days to install. Metal roofs take the longest to install and can be anywhere from 7 to 14 days.

Weather Conditions

When replacing your roof, weather is an important factor to consider. After all, weather affects how long it will take to complete the project. Extremely hot or cold weather temperatures can make the replacement process take a little bit longer than usual. If it’s raining or snowing, it can be dangerous for the crew to work on your roof. Not only that, but the roofing installation itself may be subpar if inclement weather isn’t taken to account. The ideal temperature to carry out your replacement project would be around 55 degrees with no rain, low winds and only mild humidity.

Bone Dry Roofing is the trusted contractor for your roof repair and replacement needs. Our experienced team can install your residential roof in as little as a day. In the event we need to extend the process, however, rest assured we will secure your roof before leaving it overnight. To learn more about our process, call Bone Dry Roofing Fort Wayne today at 260.267.6189, or fill out our online contact form to request a free quote.




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