Roof Installation: How Long Does It Take?

Winter is finally over, and for many homeowners, that means it’s time to get a new roof. Whether you had winter storm damage that ripped off tiles or attic leaks from all the snow we’ve gotten in the Washington, DC area, getting a new roof can be exciting and stressful.  One of the reasons you may be stressing about getting a new roof is that you don’t know how long it will take.

Continue reading to find out just how long it takes to get a new roof, and if you’re ready for a room replacement, contact the experts at Shanco!

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Time Frames You Can Expect When Installing a New Roof

Each home is different and this often makes it difficult to find information on how long your new roof will take to be installed. There are a few general factors that come into play when replacing your roof, which include:

  • What type of roof you are installing
  • The size of your roof
  • Weather conditions that occur during your roofing installation
  • Whether the roof being installed is single-ply or built-up

Below are estimates on how long each type of roof takes to install, giving you a general guideline for your home. These timelines are only general and based off of a 1,100 square-foot home. If you are looking for a more accurate timeline for a specific new roofing installation, contact Shanco for an estimate.

Slate Roofs Slate roofs are known for their durability and will often outlast other roofing materials. They can also withstand harsh weather conditions and are less prone to damage than other types of roofing material.  Slate roofs take a little extra time when it comes to roofing installation—it could last upwards of 4 days.

Asphalt Shingle Roofs – Asphalt shingle roofs are one of the most popular styles of roof installed. This style of roof is often more affordable compared to other roofing material, and it can also be easier to fix when minor damage occurs. The basic timeline for an asphalt shingle roof is between 1 – 2 days; however weather conditions can delay the laying of any roof. Asphalt shingle roofs are often the fastest roofs to replace. The installation will include repairing any damage, installing underlayment, then installing the asphalt shingles and securing the roof.

Cedar Shake Roofs – A cedar shake roof can give your home a unique look that will stand out. It’s unique beauty isn’t the only advantage a cedar shake roof can bring to your home—cedar shake roofs help increase air flow inside your home, giving your home natural insulation and helping it to stay cooler in the summer months. Laying a cedar shake roof may take 2 – 4 days depending on the roof and weather conditions. Cedar shake roof installation includes spacing the tiles correctly and adding felt interlay between each run of shakes.

Contact Shanco for Roof Installation in DC, MD & VA

Is your roof worn out from the winter? Are you ready to give your home a facelift? If you are looking for more information on roofing installation, contact the roofing experts at Shanco today!



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