How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof?

Having a roof replaced is a big undertaking. A qualified roofing contractor can make the process as short as possible.roof-replacement

If you plan to have your roof replaced, the job may take a couple of days, at least. Remember that, because this work is done when the weather permits, there may be delays, on some occasions. Fortunately, Florida has warm weather most of the year so many people will be able to get their roofing work done soon after they get the bid.

The Role of the Contractor

The level of experience and the level of craftsmanship that the contractor has will both make a huge difference in how long it takes to repair your roof. A very experienced contractor will have the process of putting a new roof on down to such a procedure that they will be able to go through each step smoothly and efficiently to ensure that it takes as short a time as possible.


If you have a particularly large house with a complex roof, it may take considerably longer to replace your roof that it would for a small single-family home. Commercial roofs can also take a longer time to replace, as well, as they tend to be much larger than the roofs on single-family houses.

Your contractor should be able to give you an estimate on how long it will take them to replace your roof. In some cases, your contractor may actually recommend that you do not replace your roof and that you simply get it repaired. For example, if your roof was installed relatively recently, the contractor may be able to isolate a few trouble spots on the roof that need to be repaired and save you the time and money involved in a complete replacement.

Experienced contractors will have the equipment and manpower necessary to replace large roofs. On a single-family home, experienced contractors can generally make these jobs go very quickly. You should be aware that getting permits and other bureaucratic requirements might end up taking more time than getting the roof itself replaced. Talk to your contractor about this; they generally know everything you need to do to get the work approved.

A.J. Wells Roofing Contractors offers experienced crews, master craftsmanship and a range of different options for putting in new roofs. If you are interested in making your house more environmentally friendly, we also have green building materials that might be just what you are looking for. No matter how long the job takes, will make sure that it’s done right in that the roof we install lasts.


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