Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. When you need a new roof, you need it as soon as possible. But how long does roof replacement take?

While most shingle roofs can be fully installed within one working day, there are a few factors that could add some time to your shingle roof replacement.

Extent of the Work

The amount of work needed to install a new roof affects the timeframe in a number of ways. A tear-off roof, which means we completely remove the old shingles before installing a new roof, takes longer than simply laying new shingles over the old ones. It’s not recommended to add a new layer of shingles over the existing ones. The added weight of a new layer of shingles increases the stress on the structure and can cause significant damage. Plus, it usually shortens the lifespan of your roof.

Roof Size and Details

Our team is accustomed to installing a complete roof on a home within one day, but larger homes can sometimes take longer. It may also take longer to install your roof if you have a more complex roof-line, with a lot of valleys, multiple chimneys, or uncommon features like skylights. 

Types of Materials Used

The type of roofing material you choose is partially responsible for the length of your roof replacement. Asphalt shingles, for example, are much faster to install than a metal or tile roof. In some cases, it may take longer if the decking material underneath the shingles has been damaged and needs to be replaced. 

Weather

You just can’t control the weather. It’s hard to schedule your roof replacement on a sunny day since Florida weather is unpredictable. If heavy rains and high winds occur, your roofing project may be delayed. This is to protect workers, and to ensure the integrity of your new roof. Contact us today to learn more about working with StormForce in Jacksonville, FL. We understand your roof is a very important part of your home. Our team of dedicated roofing specialists are here to make the process of installing a new high-quality roof quick, efficient and affordable.