How Long Does Roof Replacement Take?

While many roofs can be repaired again and again, there comes a time when replacement is the best option. Not just for the roof’s function, but to save you the hassle and cost of recurring repairs in future.

As with any work on your home, you’ll want to know roughly how long it’s going to take – and you don’t want the response “how long is a piece of string”. Broadly speaking, roof replacement can take anywhere between one day and one week.

To find out where on that scale your roof replacement sites, you’ll need to factor in a few aspects of the job at hand. Read on as we take a closer look at how long roof replacements usually take.

Sizing things up

The size of your roof will naturally have an impact on the duration of the job. A four-bed detached home will take longer to re-roof than a two-bed terraced property. Smaller jobs, like flat roof replacement, can even be done in a single day.

That said, it’s not always down to size alone. Many roofing companies can increase the size of their team based on the size of the job. So, they won’t send the same two- or three-man team for a large commercial re-roof for example.

Check the weather

In a country where it rains on around 160 days a year, weather can certainly play a role in the duration of your roof replacement.

Good roofers will keep an eye on the weather forecast and avoid work when it’s too wet. Not just because of their own safety, but to protect your roof space from the elements. After all, there are parts of the re-roof where your roof will be uncovered.

This could add several days to the job in winter, while in spring and summer it’s usually easy to find a few consecutive dry days to complete the job.

Fitting you in

As well as the duration of the job itself, it’s worth considering the time it takes for roofers to fit you in. Most roof replacements can be completed in a few days, but that doesn’t always mean you will have a new roof in a few days from the first call.

Good roofers will be busy all year round, with winter a particularly busy season for obvious reasons. That’s why it’s so important to be proactive with your roof. Book in a professional inspection once a year to check for any problems, allowing roofers to recommend as early as possible when your roof needs replacing. If it’s time for a re-roof, start getting quotes as soon as possible, so you can book it in early before things get worse.

Book your roof replacement today

DPR Roofing provides high-quality, long-lasting roof replacements in Pontefract and the surrounding areas. With over three decades of experience, you can rely on our team to get the job done well and get it done on time.

Contact us today on 01977 220016 to arrange a detailed, no-obligation quote.