Replacing a residential roof is a labor-intensive project and, depending on the type of roof, could take anywhere from one day to a few days or more depending on the size and complexity. A timeline is provided in the quote process.The time involved can be affected by the weather, as well.
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. Metal — Metal roofs have a lifetime of 50+ years.
This may surprise you, but 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.
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 old roofs or roofs with multiple leaks or widespread issues should be replaced.
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.