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How Long Does a Roof Installation Take?

How Long Does a Roof Installation Take?

How Long does a roofing installation take.

In some instances, problems from your roof can be easily solved such as missing shingles or loose screws. More pressing problems that require a roof replacement are likely to take longer to solve. Installing a roof on a typical residential house will typically take one one day. How long a roof installation takes can range depending on a few factors. In the process, most roofing contractors should have a timeline to give you.


One uncontrollable factor that can really put a damper on a roofing job is weather. We are forced to accept that certain times of the year bring uncertain weather and it plays the biggest role in job delays.  Rain/moisture can put materials & the roofing crew at risk.

 If you are looking to install a roof during colder seasons, there are certain steps you need to take ahead of time.

Roof Accessibility & Size

On a typical 1600-1700 foot roof, the job might just take 1-2 days. As one could assume,  a larger roof means a longer roof installation timeline.

The slope and accessibility of a roof is going to affect the workers speed. The more dangerous the roof and the more careful a roofing crew has to be, the longer it will take. 


Sometimes materials can majorly affect a roof installation timeline. Certain materials for a roof may be on back order or not readily available. A shingle roof installation is typically a quick job whereas other materials may be slightly mor difficult to install. You should check with your local contractor to ensure the materials for your job are readily available. 

To start off, every shingle you see in the market has its own needs and characteristics. Each type of shingle may be dedicated towards a certain pitch or have its own installation process so it is important to note that job times will vary.

Below you will see the type of shingles followed with the average number of days it takes to complete. 

  • Wood Shingles: 3-4 days
  • Asphalt Shingles: 1-2 days
  • Slate Tiles and Shingles: 6-7 days
  • Concrete Tiles & Shingles: 8-9 days
Disclaimer: These numbers are based on an average roof size of 1600 square feet
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Roofing Crew

If a roofing crew is poorly equipped or unprofessional, a roof installation is guaranteed to take longer. A customer should make sure to look into a company before choosing one. Some items to consider…

  • reviews
  • ratings
  • BBB grade
  • family & friend suggestions


All in all, if a roofing crew is well equipped, materials are readily available, and your roof is about an average size, 1-2 days is your estimate for an asphalt shingle roof. You can gauge how long your job might take based off of that information.

If you were looking to get your roof replaced, call T-10 Construction for a FREE inspection and estimate!