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How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof?

Although roof repairs and replacements are essential for protecting your home, work on your roof can involve some disruption to your daily routine. It’s no surprise that many homeowners are concerned about the length of time that their roof replacement will take. At Scott Roofing Company, this is one of our most commonly asked questions, although the answer is less straightforward than it might seem.

The short answer is that it depends. Factors such as the weather, the configuration of the building, and the extent of the repairs can make the length of the project extend anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. Generally, work on a small residential home can be completed within a few days, while larger dwellings or commercial projects can take up to two weeks or more. These timelines are determined by a variety of factors.

First of all, the type of work being done matters. Roof repairs and partial reroofing might only take a few hours to complete, especially if the area affected is relatively small. A complete roof replacement requires stripping away the old roof, preparing the subsurface, laying a new roof, and finishing off details such as trim and gutters. These are projects that usually require several days to complete. In addition, some types of roofing (like tile) may take longer than others (like shingles).

Also, the municipality that you live in matters. Is your home in Phoenix? Tucson? Unincorporated Maricopa County? Each area has different building codes and inspection requirements, as well as paperwork procedures. This means that the amount of time that it takes to get the roofing project approved and inspected can vary.

Of course, the size and shape of your roof matters a great deal. A larger roof will obviously take longer to complete than a smaller roof, and a steeper roof will be more difficult than a shallow one. It might also take additional time to complete the job if your roof has multiple chimneys or other unusual features. Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances such as high winds or sudden rain can add extra time to the project.

Here at Scott Roofing Company, we take pride in completing our projects quickly and efficiently. Although the time to replace a roof will vary, we can provide you a quick and easy estimate for your home. Call us today at 602-442-7663 to get the help that your roof needs.