How Long Does Roof Repair Take

Whether you need a roof repair or full roof replacement, it can take some time, from waiting for good weather to hiring the experts and saving funds for the necessary costs.

Despite the intricacies of the process, you do not need to move out of your home or relocate for a couple of days. On average, a roof repair project does not last beyond two to three days. Typically only large projects or projects that need extensive repair will take longer than just a couple of days.

Let’s breaking into some roofing repair jobs to estimate the average time they can take, keep in mind these are just estimates and times could be longer or shorter than they are stated below based on your projects specific conditions.

1.    Repairing Missing Shingles

A limited number of shingles on your roof may suffer some damage in case there’s been a storm with hails or winds in your vicinity. Since the damage is relatively less intense, your roofer will perhaps only replace the missing shingles while doing nothing more to the roof.

A handful of shingles will not take more than an hour or two. In case the damage is slightly more significant than a few shingles, then too, the roofers will not need more than half a day for repairs. The fact is that fitting new shingles, even if few, into the existing pattern, takes a bit more time.

2.    Leaking Roof Repair

This roof repair could take as little as twenty minutes to complete but could also take much longer depending on how hard it is to find the leak. The main factor in this repair type is locating the source of the leak in the roof. At times, the point of entry for the water can be invisible, and tracing it can be pretty challenging.

It can take the roofers even the entire day to trace the leak source but just twenty minutes or so to fix it. The timeframe for this repair time depends entirely on the search for the leak source.

3.    Chimney Reflashing

Chimney reflashing takes roofing experts a significant portion of the day to complete. For a flashing repair, the contractors have to remove the shingles that lie closest to your chimney and perhaps some of the sidings as well.

All the intricate and detailed steps in this repair type can last for more than half a day, and that too if the contractors do a splendid job.

4.    Gutter Repair

The level of gutter damage determines how long repairs will take. For instance, if you have a downspout or the gutter has a bad stretch, then a professional roofer can most likely fix it within an hour. However, if you’re planning to replace the gutters all over your home, and let’s suppose your home is 2,000 square feet, then a crew of 2 or 3 experienced professionals might need an entire day for the task.

5.    Ventilation

If you have a bad roof on your home, well before it should have, then the problem might be poor ventilation in your attic. To repair this, roofers might have to add gable vents, soffit vents, or ridge vents. Since they will have to fix these all over your home, you can expect a crew of 2 or 3 professions to take one or two days to complete this repair.

Final Thoughts

Roof repairs generally take a day or the most three days, although the severity of roof damage determines the timeframe. In most common repairs, an experienced crew of two or three professionals can manage to complete the work within a day or two, but more extensive damage can take a little more time.