How long does it take to replace a roof on a house?

Replacing a residential roof is a labor-intensive project and, depending on the type of roof, could take anywhere from a one day to a few days or more depending on the size and complexity. The time involved is substantially affected by the weather, as well.

Can you install roof shingles in cold weather?

Asphalt shingles can be installed properly during cold weather (late fall and winter) only if additional, costly measures are taken. Most asphalt shingle manufactures require that a specialized adhesive is manually applied the each shingle if temperatures are below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

What is the minimum roof pitch for asphalt shingles?

Manufacturers of asphalt shingles recommend a pitch of 4/12 or more, but the absolute minimum pitch is 2/12. Pitch is measured in inches of vertical rise of the roof over one foot (12 inches) of horizontal run. So a 4/12 pitch roof rises 4 inchesfor every 12 inches of horizontal run.

How long do asphalt shingles last?

Architectural asphalt — These products last about 30 years on average. Wood shingles and shakes — Wood roofing has a target lifetime of 30 years, but it can last much longer under moderate weather conditions.

What Roof Lasts the Longest?

Material lifespan:

Wood Shake 14-20 years
Asphalt Shingle 10-30 years (20 is the norm)
Metal/Steel 50+ years
Slate 50+ years
Tile/Concrete 50+ years
Foam 25+ years
Built-Up (BUR) 25-30 years
Single-Ply 30+ years

Are metal roofs noisy?

This may surprise you — metal roofing is often quieter than an asphalt shingle roof. When installed with solid sheathing, a metal roof on your home will actually silence noise from rain, hail and bad weather better than other roofing materials.

Do metal roofs attract lightning?

The concern about metal roofs attracting lightning strikes is most likely associated with the fact that metal can be an electrical conductor. Even so, metal roofs do not attract lightning and are not struck any more frequently than other roofing materials.

Bottom line, what is the cost to the homeowner?

If you have insurance and insurance is paying it is always your deductible, plus upgrades if any.

Can My Roof Be Repaired or Does It Need to Be Replaced?

While a lot of people think that a leaking roof needs to be replaced, this may not be the case unless the roof is old. Missing, cracked, broken, and curling shingles can be repaired and replaced to stop a leak, while older roofs or roofs with multiple leaks or widespread issues should be replaced.

What Will It Cost to Repair the Roof?

Costs vary greatly depending on the pitch of your roof, the type of shingles you have, what condition the roof is in, and how many layers of shingles you have. The best way to find out the cost is to have a free quote done.

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