Replacing a roof is a complex process that requires a lot of time and effort. The size of the roof is one of the main factors that determine how long it will take to replace it. If your roof covers between 2,000 and 3,000 square feet, you can expect the process to take about two days. For larger homes, such as those with roofs between 3,000 and 4,000 square feet, it may take up to three days.
The difficulty involved in removing the current roof will determine whether you hire professionals to install a new roof or you will do it yourself. If you decide to hire professionals, they will usually be able to finish the job in one day. However, this is only possible if there are no interruptions or other factors that could delay the process. For example, if your old roof has already been damaged by the elements or by other means, you'll need to buy a new roof that's more weather resistant.
You may also need to hire a professional roof cleaner to climb to the ceiling with a ladder and sweep away any debris that shouldn't be there. In addition, the roof estimate will vary depending on the roofing system you install, the complexity of the roof, and the location of your home. A house with rows of shrubs, a fence and no paved surface near the access point will take longer to replace the roof than a house with an easily accessible roof. If you expect rain in the forecast, the replacement of the roof will be delayed until it is dry enough to work on it.
One of the first signs that your roof needs to be replaced is if you see daylight shining through the roof into the attic. Problems such as roof leaks, holes caused by hailstorms, dark spots, organic growths, and deformed shingles can cause permanent damage to the roof. Homeowners looking for a quick and easy roof replacement should hire experienced roofing contractors to do it for them. Bill Ragan Roofing has been offering high-quality roof replacements to Nashville residents for more than 30 years.
Roofing warranties with the roofing contractor are usually worthwhile because they include annual revisions and any minor repairs, such as the lack of shingles or joint covers.