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How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof?
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How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof?
The goal of your roof is to protect you and your home from the outside world. That means that your roof is taking a beating while you’re comfortable inside. It also means that your roof will sustain damages and need a roof replacement at some point in the future.
When it comes to your new roof, a lot of homeowners don’t know how long that process takes. As much as we’d love to tell you a simple answer, there are a lot of variables. Between things like your home’s construction and weather patterns, there’s not one answer.
One thing we can tell you is that a team of professionals like the ones we have at All Insurance Restore is the best way forward. We’ve been through all kinds of scenarios and delays. That’s why we know how to overcome these obstacles.
We also know the best materials to recommend for your home’s needs. Your roof replacement can be done in as little as 1 or 2 days, or it could take more than a week. Whatever the time frame, if you want quality, you’ve come to the place.
Time of Materials
One of the most important decisions you’ll have for your new roof is which material to pick. Some materials are better for impact and weather resistance than others. You might also choose based on the aesthetic. Each material offers different benefits to consider.
It can increase your home’s value or keep you safe for longer. Asphalt shingles, for example, are affordable and give protection you can trust. They also weigh less, so they’re easy to install. That’s why homeowners pick asphalt shingles the most, but there are other options.
Some heavier materials, like concrete or slate, can take a week or longer to put down. They give you strong protection and have longevity, but the initial cost is usually higher. Either way, our team can recommend the best for your roof replacement.
Your Home’s Build
It might be common sense, but larger roofs need more materials to cover. Square footage plays a big role in that, with “roofing squares” talking about 100 square feet. We can usually knock out a 1,200 square-foot home in 2 days or less, while a 3,600 Tudor could be over a week.
The main reason that homes like the Tudor take longer is the square footage. However, your Queen Anne or Victorian can take longer for another reason: Construction. The more dips and twists of your roof, the longer it takes for a roof replacement.
That’s part of the reason it pays to have a professional team. We know all about these types of roofing. Our experience also gives us unique access to the gear we’ll need to do it right. To be clear, we’ve worked on all kinds of residential housing, from traditional to manors.
Each house poses a different approach for a quality roof replacement. You might need special underlayment to absorb moisture better. Any extra step like that can add to the time table. That also includes any home that’s considered historic by the city or state.
Historic houses can take longer for a few reasons. We’ll need permission from the local government to work on them. We’ll have to wait for any special period-specific materials. Then there’s the fact that our team will be extra cautious.
Where Do the Delays Come in?
From time to time, our team encounters something unexpected on a roof replacement. These snags can happen anytime, no matter how hard we try to avoid them.
At the beginning of any housing project, our expert inspection will identify any problems. The more we can find, the better chance you have of getting full coverage, after all. It can also reduce how long things will take, since we’ll know exactly what to fix.
Unfortunately, we can’t see through the materials on your roof. If we pull everything up and find out your roof deck’s in bad shape, we’ll have to fix that before anything. The roof deck holds up your underlayment and materials, so it’s imperative that it’s sturdy.
We mentioned being covered by insurance, which can be another source of delays. If your roof replacement is covered, you’ll probably still have to pay the deductible. Before that, though, they’ll send out their own inspector to verify damages and check our estimate.
We’ll make sure that everything is on the estimate, so that the quote is close to accurate. The good news is that we’ve worked with insurance companies a lot. We know the tricks of their trade, and how to get you the best deal. You can trust All Insurance Restore for the full package.
Something else that’s out of our hands is the weather. We’ll keep track of any movement, but, sometimes, storms roll in out of nowhere. Even without lightning involved, rain can prove dangerous for our team. It could also get inside your home, without a roof on.
All of the above are reasons that we’ll have to wait for the bad weather to pass. We don’t put our staff in harm’s way. With any luck, this delay will only add a day.
What Can You Do?
If you were reading the reasons for delays and thinking, “How do I speed things up,” you’re in the right place. There are actually several things you can do to make our job easier. Not only can we finish faster, but we can also get started earlier with some decisions.
Knowing when to schedule your roof replacement can be a big start. Whether you’ve looked it up or not, roof replacements are usually done in the drier months between Spring and Fall. However, that means that most of our schedule is taken up then.
Our team is equipped to work in the winter months. We can start with an inspection, so that everything’s ready to roll come Spring. For the roof replacement, with fewer projects, we can generally get started earlier and finish faster in Winter, too.
After reading the delays, it may seem obvious that you want someone experienced. All Insurance Restore has worked on roof replacement for a long time. We can work fast and, accounting for any delays, give you quality results.
You’ll have our knowledge and recommendations through every decision. From the plethora of materials to getting as much covered by insurance as possible, you’re in the best hands. Our team even knows which brands last longer.
With the roof deck and materials, your roof replacement can make or break your home’s safety. That’s why it’s so important to have someone you can count on. We’ll keep you and your property safe. However, we also understand that you might be on a budget.
Reshingling Your Roof
A roof replacement can be more expensive than reshingling by quite a bit. Sometimes, the damages to your roof might not constitute breaking open the piggy bank. If that’s the case, our experts will suggest a reshingling instead.
We talked about asphalt shingles being such a common choice among homeowners. They need much maintenance and installation goes quickly. Over time, though, shingles can get blown or scratched off. They can also start to deteriorate into your gutters.
That can cause your gutters to collapse from weight or damage to your siding. Asphalt isn’t the only type of shingle, though. They can be made from all kinds of materials. Your choice can affect labor and the time frame, but here are the basics on a 1,200 square-foot roof:
Asphalt shingles: 1-2 days
Slate tiles or shingles: 6-7 days
Concrete tiles or shingles: 8-9 days
Wood shingles: 3-4 days
What Makes Reshingling Take Longer?
While it can be a more affordable option if your roof isn’t that bad, delays can still happen. Some of the delays are the same as roof replacement issues. Others are variables, like which shingle you choose or the underlayment your roof needs for maximum security.
How your shingles go on can also make things take longer. Alternate directions for your shingle installation can be more tedious. How they lay can improve your home’s protection, but it’s good to know that we might need more time to be that specific.
Since bad weather can cause injury or worse, it’s worth mentioning again. We’ll work fast to beat any precipitation, like doing a 1,600 square-foot roof reshingling in around 3 days. Still, higher square footage makes things take longer and opens up to more chances of storms.
Quality Roof Replacement
There are a lot of things to know about your roof and getting a new one. All of those decisions and options can be overwhelming, especially if this is your first roof replacement or reshingling. All Insurance Restore has a team of roofing experts, though.
We know how to give you a roof you can trust. We’ve also got extensive knowledge with the different materials and the benefits each one offers. We work quickly to get your damaged roof fixed, from the roof deck to the top layer.
Finances are always a consideration for home improvement projects. We’ll suggest which brand to work with, because some have better warranties. A 5-year warranty can look good, until you realize that most shingles have a lifespan of around 40 years with upkeep.
We’ll find you manufacturer warranties closer to 30 years, so that you get the best for your money. A reshingling or roof replacement can take anywhere from a couple days to over a week, depending on many factors. To get started, give us a call for your free estimate!
Brian, the owner of AIR, is very knowledgeable in his business. He did all the works with our insurance company, we did not have any problem getting our roof replaced. The work is excellent. Brian and all his workers are very friendly and accommodating
Joseph Y. in Fairfield, OH
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We’ve helped hundreds of homeowners in the Cincinnati, OH area. Find out how we can help you put your home owner’s insurance policy to work so you can get a new roof installed with minimal out of pocket expenses. Contact us now to schedule your free inspection!
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