The roof is a fundamental part of your home or commercial building’s structure. It keeps out the weather and protects the people inside the building. Of course, it’s essential to take care of your roof so that it can keep taking care of you.
Even the most high-quality roof will need to be replaced at some point. It’s not a project that most people look forward to, but it’s a critical step toward protecting your residential or commercial building.
While replacing a roof is a fairly large-scale project, it typically does not take more than two days to complete. That’s good news for families who are anxious to get back to life as usual.
Several factors may affect how long a roof replacement takes. Additionally, there may be some things that you can do to make the process smoother and easier for everyone involved.
Of course, it’s always sensible for Mesa, AZ, residents to contact Axis Roofing when it’s time for a reliable roof replacement. Thanks to our experience and dedication to customer service, you can rest assured that you’ll be glad you hired us to do your roof replacement.
FACTORS THAT MAY AFFECT HOW LONG A ROOF REPLACEMENT TAKES
Every roof is at least a little different from every other roof. It’s not always possible to predict what kind of surprises or obstacles may be hiding beneath the shingles, either. The upshot is that although we can estimate how long a roof replacement will take, your estimate might vary widely from the one that your neighbor receives.
In some cases, it is possible to replace the roof on a home that is less than 3,000 square feet in one day. It’s also possible that some roof replacement jobs will require three to five days of work. What causes this kind of variation?
Size is certainly a factor, but it’s also critical to consider how complex your roof is. Roof replacements require more time when the roof features multiple:
Additionally, the pitch of the roof can play a large role in how challenging it is to replace the shingles or other materials. A roof with a very steep pitch requires more time, effort and potentially specialized equipment.
Basically, the more complex your roof is, the more safety precautions we have to take. Extra precautions also are needed when roofs are higher off the ground. Out of necessity, our workers will move a little more slowly and with extra care to ensure that the job is done correctly and safely.
Another factor that can determine how long it takes to replace your roof is how accessible the roof is. Certain architectural styles make some roofs much more difficult to access. Accessibility issues can slow down the process of tearing the old materials off the roof to get them to the dump truck. Extra time is further required to get the new materials on top of the building.
Some of the things that may make your roof difficult to access include the lack of a paved surface at the roof access point, a fence that’s in the way or excessive landscaping placed around the home’s foundation.
Even the weather can play a part in how long a roof replacement in Mesa takes. Just as rain, snow and freezing temperatures can complicate or make roofing impossible, extreme heat can be just as much of an obstacle.
When weather conditions are extreme, it becomes more difficult to properly install the new roof. If the forecast is for rain on the day that your roof replacement is scheduled, then it may be necessary to move out your appointment to a day when the roof will be dry enough to work on it. If work has already begun, rest assured that we will tarp your roof to protect your home and its contents.
Did you know that even the season can affect your roof replacement? Roofing typically isn’t done in the dark, so we may work shorter hours in the winter. This could add a day to the process.
However, the long days of summer provide extra hours of daylight, which may mean that your roof gets replaced in record time.
IS QUICKER ALWAYS BETTER WITH ROOF REPLACEMENTS?
At Axis Roofing, we totally understand that you want your roofing installation in Mesa completed as quickly as possible to minimize the disruption to your family’s daily life. However, it’s also important to remember that quality workmanship requires time and attention to detail.
While it might be possible to replace a complex roof in a single day, it’s almost a guarantee that the quality of the work is going to suffer and that the cleanup after the project is done probably won’t be as thorough.
In other words, it doesn’t always make sense to sacrifice quality for speed. You want a roof that’s going to stand the test of time, and that may mean spending an extra day or two on installation.
HOW YOU CAN MAKE ROOF REPLACEMENT EASIER
It’s always smart to ask the experts at Axis Roofing when it’s time to replace your residential or commercial roof in Mesa. However, you can do a few things before we arrive to make the job smoother and easier for everyone.
For example, you might want to park your cars elsewhere the night before. This prevents your car from getting blocked by a truck in the morning or risking shingles or other materials falling on it.
Similarly, it’s sensible to move patio furniture, toys and any equipment away from decks and foundations. Clear things from the garden or landscaping that surrounds the structure. Items such as solar lights, birdhouses, small water fountains, potted plants and statues can be damaged if they are too close. If you can move them further away the day before, it’s much easier for workers to navigate the area and avoid causing damage.
We also know that some plants and trees are very valuable and delicate. Marking any of these plants with orange tape tells us to stay away from this area as much as possible. We may also place a tarp or netting over flower beds that you want to protect.
Another way you can ease the roof replacement process is to prepare your attic and garage in advance. Many families store items that are fragile, sentimental or expensive in the attic or garage. Remove these items to indoor spaces in the home to ensure that no debris touches them.
At Axis Roofing, we’re experts when it comes to replacing residential and commercial roofs in Mesa. We also perform a wide range of related services that include inspection and repair as well as roof coatings. Did your building suffer damage in a storm? You can rely on us to fix your roof and we even guide you through your insurance claims process. Call Axis Roofing today for more information or to set up an appointment.