How Long Does It Take to Replace a Shingle Roof?

When it comes to roofing, one of the most frequently asked questions is “How long does it take to replace a shingle roof?” There are several factors that can affect the answer to this question, including:

  • The size of the roof
  • The steepness of the roof
  • The landscaping around the home
  • And more!

In this article, we’ll discuss each of these factors and how they can impact the time it takes to replace a shingle roof.

8 Factors That Impact a Shingle Roof Replacement Timeline

While a skilled roofing team can typically complete an asphalt shingle replacement in as little as one day, there are numerous factors that can lengthen that timeline. If you’re looking to replace a shingle roof soon, keep these 8 factors in mind.

worker using a staple gun to replace a shingle roof

1) Size

One of the biggest factors that will influence how long it takes to replace a shingle roof is the size of the roof. A larger roof will obviously take longer to replace than a smaller roof.

2) Steepness

Another factor that can impact how long it takes to replace a shingle roof is the steepness of the roof. A steeper roof will take longer to replace than a less steep roof. Along with the pitch of the roof, the complexity plays a big part in the time it takes to replace your roof. The number of valleys, dormers, and roof transitions all play a role and must be completed without rushing the job.

3) Landscaping

Another factor that can impact how long it takes to replace a shingle roof is the landscaping around the home. If there are trees or other obstacles near the home, it will take longer to replace the roof. We want to protect your landscape from falling debris so when we are finished you never even knew we were there!

4) Layers of Shingles

Another factor that can impact how long it takes to replace a shingle roof is the number of layers of shingles on the roof. If there are multiple layers of shingles, it will take longer to replace the roof. The removal process may look difficult, but when more layers of shingles are present the process is even harder.

5) Rotten Roof Decking

Another factor that can impact how long it takes to replace a shingle roof is the condition of the roof decking. If the roof decking is rotten, it will take longer to replace the roof.

6) Complete Roof System or Not

Another factor that can impact how long it takes to replace a shingle roof is whether or not the roof is a complete roof system. A complete roof system includes the roof decking, shingles, and underlayment. If the roof is not a complete roof system, it will take longer to replace the roof.

7) Local Crew and How Large of a Crew

DeLaurier roofing crew; team photo #6

Another factor that can impact how long it takes to replace a shingle roof is the size of the local crew. If the local crew is large, it will take longer to replace the roof.

8) Weather, Rain, and Heat

Another factor that can impact how long it takes to replace a shingle roof is the weather. If it is raining or extremely hot, it will take longer to replace the roof. We would rather be safe than sorry when it comes to rain. We also, want to protect our crew when it comes to heat. Proper hydration and rest play a big factor in the time to replace your roof.

An Efficient Crew Makes All the Difference

As you can see, there are several factors that can impact how long it takes to replace a shingle roof. When you are ready to replace your roof, be sure to keep these factors in mind so you can plan accordingly.

DeLaurier Roofing has a goal to replace most shingles roofs in as little as one day! That’s right, we will remove your existing roof, prepare your roof decking, replace it where needed, and then finally install your complete roof system. After the job is complete, we will roll magnets and run blowers to make sure that your home is clean of debris and nails!

The project below was just under 4,000 sq. ft. of roof and was complex. There was rotten decking as well. We only had 7 out of 13 of our crew and they completed this in 1 DAY! They are rock stars!

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If you’re due for a roof replacement, be sure to contact DeLaurier Roofing to schedule a free inspection.

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