Most people don’t put much thought into their roof until it causes a problem. It’s difficult to notice minor damage and deterioration from street level. But the elements can take a toll on your roof over the years, wearing it down and reducing its ability to protect you.

If leaks develop, they may not show up for years. But when you notice that there is a problem, you want to take care of it quickly. After all, your roof is the main thing that differentiates your living experience from camping.

Generally, it only takes a few days to replace a roof. Different types of roofing have distinct requirements, though. Also, you should take temperature and weather into account when planning the timeline for a roof replacement.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

How long it takes to replace a roof depends on the size of the job. You may not need to replace your entire roof. A full roof installation may not be in your budget. However, you may still benefit from repairing damaged areas. An experienced, reputable roofing company can inspect the structure and give you an honest assessment.

You may be able to give yourself some extra time if you’re facing the following situations:

  • A few missing shingles
  • Weather damage in an isolated section
  • Your roof is not nearing the end of its expected lifespan

If you choose to repair instead of replace a roof, the job should be completed within one day. However, some types of roofs take longer to repair.

How Long It Takes to Replace Your Entire Roof

In some cases, a repair may not be an effective solution to your problems. Roof damage often leads to leaks. Although a certified roofer can conduct an inspection, they may not be able to identify the source of the leak. If several regions of the roof are in disrepair, you should probably replace the whole thing.

Some other signs that your roof needs to be replaced include:

  • The roof is nearing the end of its life and has sustained significant damage.
  • The previous installation was inadequate or failed prematurely.
  • Your roof and attic aren’t ventilated properly.
  • The roof sustains serious damage from an extreme weather event, such as a tornado or hurricane.

Replacing an older roof that has moderate to major damage and deterioration is especially worthwhile. You can expect your roof to last for the following length of time:

Therefore, you can choose the best time of year to replace it. Spring and fall deliver the ideal weather for a roof replacement, but Presidio Roofing operates year round. You may be able to schedule your roof replacement immediately in the winter. In the busier seasons, you may have to wait longer because there is more demand for this type of job.

Things to Consider When Making Time for a Roof Installation

The first step in the roof replacement process is the initial consultation. The contractor will visit your home to conduct an inspection and give you a free estimate. If you decide to move forward with the repairs or replacement, the roofer may collect measurements.

You may select the color, material and design of the roof during this meeting. However, it may take an additional appointment to make a decision regarding these details. Once you have chosen the particulars, we will draft a contract that outlines the scope of the project. Then, we will schedule a date to perform the work.

We will also take the weather into account. It’s ideal to work on a dry day. A patch of inclement weather could delay the project. Even though we can’t control the weather, we try to make accommodations so that we can stay on schedule. We stay in communication with our clients because we know how important it is to maintain your routine.

Can You Live in Your Home During a Roof Replacement?

Most people don’t want to be in their home while their roof is replaced. Hearing nail guns and footsteps above you all day can be unnerving for you and your pets. Therefore, you likely want to know how long you should plan to be out.

Contact Presidio Roofing today for an inspection and free quote.