In general, replacing the roof of an average residence (3,000 square feet or less) can be done in one day. In extreme cases, it could take up to three weeks. Many different factors will influence the total project time, such as the climate, complexity and accessibility of your home. At Above Roofing, they do their best to estimate the time it takes to replace a roof properly.
The size of your house is a major factor in determining how long it will take to replace the roof. For homes that are less than 1200 square feet, expect installation to take a few days longer. Single-ply roofing membranes with hot-welded air seams are more expensive to install or purchase but can last almost twice as long as EPDM rubber. Corrugated metal panels are an affordable option for metal roofing and work well on steeper pitched or gable roofs.
If you notice damaged or leaking flashing, it's a sign that your roof needs to be replaced. When it comes to roofing materials, you may hear roofing companies or contractors describe certain types of roofs as "30-year roofs" or even "50-year roofs". This is because homes with asphalt roofs that are in hotter areas may be more susceptible to thermal shock or heat-related problems that cause cracking, which can lead to premature roof failure. All roofs need care and attention, and not attending to your room means you will most likely replace it before its estimated life span.
Cedar roofs require regular maintenance and treatment if you want them to last as long as possible. Slate roofs generally require very little maintenance; however, fasteners and nails are usually to blame for any problems with slate roofs. Asphalt shingle roofs in places that receive severe strong sunlight such as Southern California, Texas, Nevada, New Mexico or Arizona may not last as long as they would in other areas such as the Midwest or Northeast. Replacing a roof is a complex process that requires careful consideration of many factors.
It is important to consult with a professional roofing company if you have any questions or doubts about your DIY skills, or just don't want to get on your roof yourself. They will inspect different areas of your roof to determine whether or not a replacement is needed.