Your home’s roof is an integral piece of the entire structure. It helps protect your home’s interior, and once compromised, can lead to moisture problems. If you notice any moisture signs, it’s evident that your roof needs replacing. Have it inspected by a professional roofing repair specialist.

How Long Does It Take To Replace A Roof?

Replacing a roof can take as little as one day or as much as three weeks. The average time for a total roofing replacement for a home is 2-3 days. How long it takes depends on the type of roof you have and any complications with your material or installation process.

What determines how long your roof replacement will take?

Now that you know how long a roof replacement can take, you need to know what factors affect the timeline. These factors play a major role in the timeline for your roof replacement. 


It is essential to consider the weather around you when it comes time for roof replacement. How many days out of the year do you expect rain and winds? How much snow falls on your home annually? These are all factors that can limit how fast a new roof will be put on, or if it has to wait until next winter. Weather is one of the primary factors affecting the estimated time of roof replacement and one of the most important things to consider when planning to replace your roof.

Roofing Materials and Design

Another factor affecting the roof replacement time is the type of material used for your new roof. Some materials and roof designs take a shorter time to put on than others. Some roofs are flat and require less work, whereas a roof with many angles, valleys, or hips will take longer since more materials are used.

Total Roof Size

It’s essential to also take into account the total size of your roof as that can increase installation time, especially in cases where you have a large home with a big complex roof. The larger area means more materials are required. There is an increased risk of damage during installation if it has been raining or snowing heavily recently.

Historical Significance of Home

Your home’s historical significance can also determine how long it takes to replace your roof. If the home is historical, things can get complicated because you will need a permit and approval from historical review boards before starting on replacement projects.

Accessibility of your Roof

Some roofs are more challenging to access than others, which can also increase the amount of time it takes to replace a roof. Suppose you have a rooftop deck. In that case, replacing your roof could require us to remove that entire section. It is obviously more labor-intensive than simply climbing up onto an existing framework where we can walk right in.

Structural Damage

Replacing a roof can be dangerous. It’s essential that we only replace your roof if the current structure is safe to work with. If there are any structural damages, such as large holes or compromised support beams, roofers cannot start roof replacement immediately on-site until proper roof repairs have been done! These repairs can take time, too, so the entire time of roof replacement will be longer as a result.

Brody Allen Exteriors has been offering high-quality roof replacements to the residents of St. Charles for years. We work with you to get your replacement done as soon as possible while still giving you the quality that’s expected. Contact us today!