Recognizing that your home’s roofing system has deteriorated is the first step in your roof replacement process. Before you begin this project, however, there are many factors to take into consideration.

The first step is having your roof inspected to determine the state of your roof and whether it requires a replacement. You will need to get a quote for your new roof from your trusted roofing company if it does.

Once you and your roofing company have decided on the cost of materials and labor, it then boils down to setting a date for your roof replacement project to start. Setting a date for your roofing project is important because, depending on the amount of work that needs to be completed, you may need to relocate temporarily during your roof replacement.

You may also be curious to know how long a roof replacement project takes so that you can return to your regular schedule and enjoy the benefits of having a new roofing system.


Below we break down the duration of your roofing project and what influences it:


Tear Off Process

A new roofing system is a great upgrade, but you’ll need to take off the old one first. Removing your old roof can help you uncover any hidden issues and help your roofer figure out what condition your deck in before anything is installed.

Depending on the materials and the size of your roof, removing your old roof can take between 1 to 2 days to complete.



The installation or replacement duration of your home’s roofing system depends on the size of your roof, the complexity of your architecture, and the materials you want to install.

The average-sized roof is about 2000 square feet. A roof this size can take about one day to complete, depending on the materials used.

Asphalt shingles can be installed in 1 to 2 days; flat roofing takes about three days to complete; metal roofing can be installed in 2 to 4 days, whereas a natural slate installation can sometimes take an entire week to complete.


Things That Can Prolong Your Installation Project


The Weather

Severe weather conditions can significantly delay your roof installation project.

Things like heavy rains, hail, or lightning can make working atop your roof challenging and dangerous for your roofing team. Some materials also need to be installed in more moderate to warm weather conditions to set accurately.

Working in the scorching sun may be less difficult for your roofing team than stormy weather. But to get the most out of the day, it is recommended that they start earlier to avoid most of the heat. Working in extreme heat conditions can cause dehydration- so make sure there’s plenty of water available nearby.


Significant Roof Damage

If your roof is severely damaged, the repair process may prolong your roof replacement project. Some damages can be mended with some nails and plywood, whereas others may need an entire construction team.

If your roof damage has affected the structures of your roof and your home, expect long delays in your roof replacement project.



Even the safest roof installation can be dangerous. Even though your contractor takes every precaution to ensure a safe work environment, we all know that roofing is one of the riskiest jobs out there.

Injuries are common on a roofing job, but your roofing company should have replacement roofers to come in and complete the job.


If you’re ready to replace the roof of your home, don’t hesitate to call EZ Roof & Construction today!

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