A roof replacement can disrupt certain parts of your life. Before you begin the project, you will want to know the time frame for the replacement. While many factors affect the completion time, you can still calculate a general project time. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to determine the length of the project, but we can help you get a basic idea about what to expect for a roof replacement in New Jersey.
What To Know About a Roof Replacement
Generally, you can expect a new roof to take about 1 to 3 days to complete the project. However, many factors come into play. Everything from the weather to the roof’s age can affect the time frame to get your roofing project done.
Weather can cause havoc for many outdoor home improvement projects, especially those involving the roof. If you need to replace a roof during cold weather, the roofing team must take additional steps to protect your home. Snow and rain will often stop the work, causing more time delays. In the winter, the cold weather can affect how the asphalt shingles stick to the surface and create problems with the adhesive.
Some roofing companies will not work in harsh conditions. If the roof is icy, wet, or covered with snow, the roofing team will stop the project. Safety is the top concern, and they will never work in hazardous conditions. Keep all of this in mind when planning your roofing project.
Roofing Materials and Design
As you may already know, there are many options for roofing materials. Every material will have a different installation method and time frame to complete the job.
Take a look at the most common roofing types and the average installation times:
- Asphalt shingles – one to three days
- Wooden shingles – six to eight days
- Slate tiles – six to seven days
- Concrete tiles – eight to nine days
In addition to that, the shingles’ design pattern can also affect how long the contractors will need to replace your roof. If these designs are intricate or complex, they will require a longer time to install than those roofs with a traditional horizontal pattern.
A larger home with a big roof will need more time for a replacement. A roofing company could do a small roof replacement in a single day, but a sprawling estate might require several days or weeks for completion.
In the roofing industry, the contractor will price the project per square foot. Some will charge by a roofing square. In layman’s terms, a roofing square equals 100 square feet. When you receive your estimate, you will see the square footage and a general date for the project’s completion.
The Roof’s Steepness
Some roofs are flat, while others are steep. If the roof is too steep to walk across the surface, the roofing crew will need additional tools for the job. Safety comes first, and the roof replacement contractor will take precautions so that materials and tools don’t fall off the roof. The last thing you want is to have workers injured on the job.
If you have a roof with a pitch that is shallow enough to slow the runoff water, then it will need a special underlayment. This component will ensure that the water will not penetrate the housing structure. Once again, adding special elements can increase the time for the job’s completion.
Historical Significance of Home
For the most part, many people don’t live in historical landmarks. If you are currently residing in a historic home, you will have to add time to the project. Any roofing projects will have to be approved to ensure they maintain the structural and historical integrity of the home. These homes may also require special permits, or the project will need to meet specific regulations.
Accessibility of Your Roof
Many homes have landscaping around the building to provide a bit of an aesthetic appeal. While that might look nice, it can complicate access to the roof. Dense urban areas with houses close together will make it more challenging for the crew to get the equipment in and out of the space. If you don’t have a paved driveway or parking close to the building, it can also cause a delay in the roofing completion time.
Finally, structural damage can create problems when you want to know the completion time. If the shingles need to be replaced, you can expect a quick job. However, the roofing team might not know there is a problem until they get on the roof. Any structural damage to the roof deck or other elements will require additional repairs, causing a delay in the project.
You can expect a roof replacement to take about a couple of days. If you have any of these issues, it can cause a longer lead time for your project.
We Can Complete Your Roof Replacement
At RGB Construction, we understand that you want a definite answer for your project. We will provide you with an accurate time frame for your roofing project in the estimate. Keep in mind that some factors can cause delays or extend the timeline. Our roofing team will be upfront and honest with the project, including costs and time frames. We want you to be completely satisfied with our work. If you are ready for a reliable and professional roof replacement in New Jersey, reach out to us. Schedule your consultation by calling 856-264-9093.