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How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof?

How Long Does It Take To Replace A Roof?

Roofing companies are often asked how long it takes to replace a roof. The answer to this question depends on several factors, but it generally will take no more than 1-2 days.

Unless it is a large house, the roof can typically be replaced in a day. An average-sized roofis3,000 sq feet or less. In rare cases, it may take up to three days depending on the weather conditions or the complexity of the roof.

At Defense Home & Roofing, we have extensive experience in roof replacement. We understand the importance of completing the job promptly without compromising the workmanship.

A few factors that determine the time period of your roof replacement are:

  1. The Complexity of the Roof
  2. The Accessibility of the Roof
  3. Weather

The Complexity of the Roof

The complexity of a roof depends on how it is cut up, involving several facets,hips, angles, valleys,and pitch. These factors determine not only the period required for replacement but also the cost.

A roof that is cut up with the highest number of facets at various angles, hips,valley, and a steeper pitch, is relatively more challenging to handle and takes a lot more time than a simple roof that requires only two or four facets.

The higher off from the ground, the more safety precautions will be required by the installers. They will have to move slowly and carefully, increasing the amount of time it takes to replace the roof.  

The more complex the roof,the more time a contractor needs for the installation. It may take up to 3 days for a complex roof to be replaced.

Complexity of the Roof

The Accessibility of the Roof

Roof accessibility involves the ability of the roofing company to access your roof. Adequate accessibility to your roof for period replacement time is essential for removing the old roof and getting new materials and equipment up to the roof for the installation process.

A few factors that contribute to the accessibility of your roof are:

·     Fencing

·     Landscaping around the house

·     Absence of paved surface near the roof access point

The more time that the contractor spends on the roof installation shingles, the longer the replacement takes.


The best possible conditions are necessary for the roof replacement process as it cannot be replaced with extreme weather conditions such as rainfall or snow. Replacing the roof in such conditions can compromise the quality of your roof replacement. If you experience bad weather during installation, it will be rescheduled until the weather holds up. Your roof will be tarped to protect your home until the weather conditions are favourable again. Such uncertain conditions may add up to the time taken for roof replacement. It is important that we keep our crews and your home as safe as possible. Thank you for trusting Defense Home & Roofing with your roofing needs; don't hesitate to get in touch with us with any questions or concerns.

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