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How Long Does It Take to Get a New Roof?

How Long Does It Take to Get a New Roof?

There are a variety of factors that influence how long it takes to replace your current roof. From your home’s size, location, and architecture—to the time of year, how recently a severe storm rolled through the area and more—several elements go into the total time it will take for you to have your roof replaced.  Let’s dive into the details so you can plan ahead and be ready for your home’s exciting new roof!

Your Replacement Roof’s Timeline

Because of the variables (like the weather on the day your roof replacement is scheduled), the timeline of getting a new roof fluctuates. But so you can get your bearings, if we begin with the average size home and optimal conditions, we can safely say that once your roofers arrive at your property, it takes about one full day to replace your roof.  The following questions will help you calculate how long roof replacement will take.

1. What type of roofing materials will you choose?

Roof shingles come in a variety of materials, and the kind you choose will impact how long it will take to install them. On an average sized home, popular asphalt shingles take one day to install, while wooden shingles or slate tile can take up to a week to place. And trendy metal roofing takes 1-3 days. If repairs are needed, add at least another day to the total timeline.

2. How big is your house, and how complex is its architectural features?

It’s no surprise that your home’s size will directly impact how long it takes to replace its protective layer. The other part of this equation is how complicated its style is. Do you have multiple dormers, chimneys, a home addition, or complex roofing ventilation features? These will all factor into your timeline.

3. How steep is your roof?

If your roof is super steep, it will require extra equipment to ensure the safety of the crew as they attend to the details of installing your roof. This affects the length of time it will take for your roof installation. Likewise, if your roof has a particularly low pitch (that slows water runoff), it requires special underlayment to safeguard your home from moisture infiltration. This roof type will increase your installation’s timeline.

4. Is there hidden damage under your current roof?

Your roofing project begins with the removal of your current roof. If there are surprises lurking under there, your roofer will need to repair them before installing your new roof. The good news is that you’ll then be assured that your home is well sealed and there is no moisture penetration infiltrating your home in the shadows where you can’t see it!

5.  How easy is it to access your roof?

If your home is surrounded by mature trees with limbs that overhang and brush up against it, or if you have lots of landscaping—making it challenging to access your roof, it could impact your installation timeline. Likewise, if you live in an urban setting where it’s tough to fit equipment between your home and your neighbor’s, that could also add to your roof replacement’s schedule.

6. Do you live in a historic home?

Special permits may need to be obtained to replace your historic home’s roof. Extra time and care are given to historic homes to maintain their period-specific exterior and preserve their structural integrity. The extra needs a historic home presents can increase the amount of time from start to finish once your new roof is being installed.

Get the Perfect Roof for Your Dayton Area Home

Now that you know the elements that factor into how long the replacement will take, you can rest at ease your roofer will do what it takes to ensure you get the optimal roof in a timely fashion.  Most homeowners only need to replace a roof once or twice in their lifetime, so it can feel a little intimidating to initiate the process. The great news is that a reputable roofer takes the stress out of the roof replacement process.  At American Way Exteriors, we install your new roof with precision and use industry-leading Owens Corning shingles to enhance its beauty. Throughout your roofing installation, your designated project manager keeps you updated with photos and reminders at every stage of your roof replacement. Take a moment to learn more about how our roofing services can enhance your home’s beauty and safeguard it from the elements.

Read Our Rave Reviews

American Way Exteriors has earned numerous positive reviews for our outstanding service. Read about our customers’ pleasant experiences working with us, then contact us today to learn how we can improve your home with new siding and roofing.

"Jake Preston is amazing! We had wind damage to our roof. Jake assisted us through every step. Making sure we had no unanswered questions. His professionalism and kindness is unmatched. The crew was respectful and detailed oriented. Thank you Jake and American Way!"

Michelle G.

"Replaced the existing siding on my home. Contact and price were discussed thoroughly during the initial discussions. Workers arrived at the scheduled time and were professional in the removal, new installation, cleanup, and onsite conduct. Communication between supervisors, installers and myself was on a daily basis and any issues were addressed immediately. Would not hesitate to use this company again or recommend them."

Beecher R.

"We chose American Way Exteriors to replace our old vinyl siding with Hardie board siding and trim. Throughout the entire process we found the team to be very professional and receptive to our questions about the project. They were constantly in touch with us about when work would start, what to expect each day of the project, and followed up to see if we had concerns. As the project began it was very apparent our house had suffered from poor installation by the builder years ago. The American Way team worked to fix the problems, keeping us well informed along the way. We could not be happier with the finished project both cosmetically and structurally. This is definitely a company we highly recommend exterior projects!"

Kathy G.

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