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How Long Does a Roof Replacement Take?

Whether your roof has sprung a leak or you’ve experienced severe home damage due to storms or fire, you want it fixed ASAP. But, how long does roof replacement take? Weeks? Months?

Typically, a roof replacement in Northern Colorado takes one to two weeks—but, the exact time depends on a number of factors. Curious about the specific time of your roof replacement? Don’t worry, we’ve got your answers. Read on!

How Long Does It Take To Replace a Roof?

Replacing a roof is a fairly labor-intensive process—but the time it takes to complete it depends on a few factors. Let’s discuss what factors determine how long it takes to replace a roof:

Size of your home

First and foremost, the size of your home makes a huge difference in the amount of time it takes to replace your roof. Have a one-story ranch style home that’s under 1200 square feet? Roof replacement could take as little as one to two days (if all other factors are ideal!). You can expect a longer work period if your home has a multi-tiered roof or is larger than 1200 to 1500 square feet.

Type of Roofing Material

There is a range of roofing materials you have to choose from when it comes time to replace your roof. In combination with other factors such as roof style and pitch, this can factor into how long the replacement will take. Each roof type has a time range that can roughly inform you how when your new roof will be done.

Time Frame of ProjectTime Frame of Project
Asphalt Roofing1 - 2 days
Concrete Tile8 - 9 days
Metal Roofing2 - 5 days
Wood Shakes2 - 5 days

Weather during the project

Disaster always seems to strike at the worst possible time, doesn’t it? If you are having your roof replaced as the result of a leak or damage, don’t bet on good weather—and expect delays. Spring lends itself to afternoon showers. With fall comes hurricane season. Winter in Northern Colorado is no friend, either. Ideally, you’d want to replace a roof in the summer (even though that’s the busiest time for contractors). But you can’t always plan ahead.

If the weather brings clear skies during your roof replacement, you likely won’t expect any delays—but inclement weather can set you back.

Inspection time

Another major factor that can impact your replacement time? Scheduling an inspector. After your new roof installation, the project will need to be inspected by a professional. Depending on your location in Northern Colorado and the time of year, finalizing everything with a roof inspector could take anywhere from days to a few weeks. Inspectors, like contractors, are busier in the warmer months of the year. If you are replacing your roof in summer, expect to wait some time for the inspection.

Wondering how much a roof replacement near Loveland, Colorado costs? We’ve covered that before, too.

Choose 970 Services: Roof Replacement & Home Restoration in Northern Colorado

At 970 Services, we understand your family’s situation and aim to make it right every step of the way. Has your roof experienced damage from a winter storm? Have shingles disappeared after a late-summer hurricane? We are Loveland, Colorado’s #1 roof replacement and home restoration company. For an up-to-date quote, contact our team by phone at (970) 888-0970 or online here.

We also offer roof repair, roof replacement, and home restoration service in the following areas: Fort Collins, Loveland, Ault, Greeley, Denver, Windsor, Boulder, Longmont, and throughout Northern Colorado.

  • I can’t recommend 970 Services enough! We had extensive hail damage & Andrew Golding came out & was so kind, grace filled & helpful. We had a hard time dealing with insurance & they partnered with me on the process making the roof replacement the easiest part of our hail damage experience. A++ you can’t go wrong! I absolutely would hire them again in a heartbeat.

    G. Lynn Avatar G. Lynn
    September 20, 2023
  • We are very pleased with 970 Services work and their customer service. Our roof was damaged from hail and needed to be replaced. Aaron worked with our insurance supplemental team and ensured we got the full amount that was owed to us. He also made sure the work was done correctly on our roof with a post inspection. Very professional and friendly. Thank you 970 Services for all your help! Definitely recommend!

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    September 19, 2023
  • Steve and his crew have done several projects at our house (water remediation, painting, plumbing, minor electrical, etc.), and I would use them again in a heartbeat. They are professional, responsive, and do top quality work. Their detailed estimates show where every penny goes, and they let you know if something needs to change. It's a great feeling to know that I can reach out to Steve if there's a problem, and he'll find a way to solve it.

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    August 23, 2023
  • We had a water leak from our hot water heater and our insurance company recommended 970 Services. I cannot tell you how great they were. Steve scheduled us quickly, did a very thorough inspection of damages, set up drying equipment and got things headed in the right direction. He then coordinated all necessary sub contractors for drywall, flooring, and even requested to be present when the insurance adjuster arrived so that they couldn’t skimp on us. This is the company you want to work with and I will never call anyone else! Thank you Steve & 970!

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    April 11, 2023
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