How Long Does It Take to Replace a Roof? 

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Replacing your roof increases the property value and curb appeal of your home. With a vast array of roofing options, selecting suitable materials and styles for your new roof has never been easier. But how long does it take to replace roofs? Knowing the timeline for roof replacement projects proves essential if you undertake multiple home improvement projects simultaneously. 

Determining the complete length of total roof replacements depends on a few factors. Does your roof require repairs? Has moisture damage caused leaks in your attic? How complex or tall is the roofing of your home? Answering these questions helps to determine the length of time required to replace roofs. Continue reading to learn the factors affecting how long roof replacement projects need. 

Factors Affecting Roof Replacements 

Roof replacement projects require the help of professionals. DIY roof replacements lead to property damage, personal injury, and unsatisfactory results. Professional roofing companies utilize years of experience, special tools, and specific techniques to ensure the quality of roof replacements. Also, roofing contractors offer warranties and satisfaction guarantees protecting customers from paying for costly roof repairs. 

Before hiring the first roofing company offering quick results and low prices, explore customer testimonials on popular websites such as Yelp and Facebook. Customer satisfaction speaks volumes regarding a roofing company’s ability to complete roofing projects thoroughly, efficiently, and at an affordable price. Confirm the roofers you hire hold a valid business license and insurance to ensure the safety of your property.

Once you find the best professional roofing company, consider the many factors affecting how long roofing projects take. The most common variables impacting the timeline of roofing projects include the following: 

Weather Conditions

Weather conditions determine how easily roofing contractors perform their work. Brutally hot or rainy conditions affect roofers’ ability to complete roofing installations safely. Consider planning your next roofing project during a temperate season, like fall or spring, to guarantee the efficiency of roofing projects. 

Certain roofs, such as asphalt roofing, require mild weather conditions to bind asphalt shingles properly. High humidity or rainy conditions risk damaging the decking of roofs and causing widespread moisture damage. Roofing contractors complete projects faster and more affordably with more daylight to use in the fall and spring. 

Types of Roofs

Roofs containing many peaks and valleys prove more challenging to replace. Roofing contractors must tread complex roofs more carefully to ensure their safety. If your roof rests high above the ground and contains many steep angles and valleys, assume your roofing project requires an additional one to two days. 

The total size of your roof also impacts the time needed to complete roofing projects. An average-sized roof, about 30 roofing squares, requires one or two days for complete replacement. Clay, slate, and metal roofing material last the longest, sometimes over 100 years, requiring the least frequent replacement services. Other long-lasting roofing materials include: 

  • Terracotta 
  • Copper 
  • Concrete 
  • Simulated Slate 
  • Coal and Tar

Roof Accessibility 

Roofers must have safe, transparent access to roofs to complete roof replacements. Tall shrubs, fences, elaborate landscapes, and structures surrounding your home obstruct the roofer’s ability to replace roofs. If possible, clear access paths around your property before roofing projects begin. Seamless access to roofs enables professional roofers to complete roofing projects in less time. 

Urban environments consisting of tightly packed buildings prove difficult for roofers to access roofs easily. To guarantee the quality, efficiency, and safety of professional roofers, always plan roofing projects during times of low traffic and extended periods of daylight—fewer problems interfering with the roofer’s ability to access roofs results in faster completion of roofing projects. 

Repairs and Maintenance 

Have your roof inspected for signs of moisture damage, structural flaws, and growing bacteria which complicate roofing projects. Moisture-damaged roofs lead to discolored siding, weakened foundations, and poor home air quality. Consult local roofing professionals to inspect your roof before undertaking roof replacement projects. 

Broken or curled signals may indicate signs of further roof damage. Mold, moss, and black mold thrive on moist roofs and cause structural deficiencies in homes. Always inspect your gutters for signs of debris, insect infestation, and pest nests to ensure the safety and efficiency of roofing projects. 

Trust Pinnacle Roofing for All Your Roof Replacement Needs

Pinnacle Roofing provides exceptional roof replacement services. For over 25 years, Pinnacle Roofing has provided the Arizona community with Rosie Certified roofing services and maintains an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. To learn more about our services and the best ways to replace roofs, contact us at Pinnacle Roofing at (623) 471-1618 to receive your free estimate today! 



  • I was in a hurry to replace my roof because Tesla solar was installing my system and had moved up my installation date. Pinnacle was able to bump up my roof installation a few weeks in order to accommodate my solar install. I really appreciated this. Everyone with whom I dealt was professional. I was happy with my new roof.

    bret ford
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    Judith Sparks Craft
  • Had plywood and surface damage on a large 400 sq foot second story 29 year old walk deck/balcony. Pinnacle Roofing did an amazing job repairing existing plywood, adding a second layer of plywood and applying a four step Polycoat coating. The entire staff was helpful and in constant communication with me. I had twelve different companies come out over three months for estimates and was completely satisfied with my choice and the end results from Pinnacle.

    Tracy Young
  • Scott and Sydney were very professional. The crew were very professional very clean and did a great job. I needed them to fix something and Sydney came back out the next day to correct the problem. Would recommend them to anybody they were excellent very professional great job guys.

    Robert J Schneider
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    Joe Rodriguez
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    Kirk Rzepecki
  • We have used them for two repairs now. Happy with the quality of work. At times feels like they are a bit slow to communicate but it may be because they are a smaller company. Other than that we recommend them to all who ask us.

  • The workmanship was outstanding. They workers performed efficiently and professionally. I'm totally impressed and pleased with their work. Great group of workers.

    Ed Anderson
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    Mike Long
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    John Talani


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