A roof replacement is a large project to have completed for your home in Colorado. But, by replacing your roof promptly once it’s reached the end of its lifespan, you can ensure that it’s durable enough to withstand the elements throughout every season.
Before scheduling your Lakewood roof replacement, there are a few factors that you should keep in mind, including which roofing material you’d like used for the project and how long it’s expected to take.
Several options are available for Lakewood residential roofing materials. These materials vary in style, longevity, durability, cost, and environmental impact. So, it’s worth considering each option carefully before selecting the right material for your Colorado home.
Here are the most popular roofing materials available today for roof installation:
Considering how long your roof replacement will take is also important before embarking on the project. While your roof is being replaced, there will be contractors working on your home with various types of construction equipment. Your Lakewood roofing company will ensure that your property is returned to the same condition that it was found in. Nonetheless, planning for your roof replacement will help ensure that the process goes smoothly.
For small and average-sized homes, roof replacements can usually take just a day to complete. For larger homes, the replacement may take between one and three days. If the plywood decking must also be replaced during the roof installation, an additional day will usually be required to finish the project.
The length of time that will be required to complete your Lakewood roof replacement will vary depending on multiple factors, including:
Roof projects vary in complexity. The pitch, angles, amount of facets, hips, and valleys of the roof will all determine how long the roof will take to complete. Specifically, if your roof has many facets at a variety of angles, valleys, and hips, your roof will require more time to install. Additionally, the steeper the pitch, the longer that the roof replacement will take. Steep roofs are more difficult to install than flat roofs, and contractors need to make sure that they’re safe while they’re walking around on a steep roof.
Speaking of safety, other elements that impact the safety of a roofing project will also determine its duration. For example, the further away from the ground your roof is, the more difficult it will be to install, and the longer it will take to complete. Contractors must work more carefully when a roof installation project is more dangerous, leading to a lengthier installation time.
As you may have guessed, the weather will also impact how long your roof will take to install. When it’s raining, hailing, or snowing, roofing can’t be installed. Less predictably, if temperatures are too hot or too cold, roofing also can’t be installed. This is because roofing materials and tools behave differently in extreme temperatures. Asphalt shingles, in particular, become brittle and prone to cracking in low temperatures. To prevent shingle damage, an asphalt roof should be installed when the temperature outside is between 40℉ and 80℉.
If it starts raining after your roof installation has already begun, the contractors will need to pause their work until it stops raining and the roof dries out enough to work on. This can prolong the installation process.
Is your roof easily accessible for contractors in Lakewood? To remove your old roof and install a new one, the contractors will ideally be able to access your roof with ease. This way, the old materials can be torn off and disposed of in the dumpster or dump truck fairly swiftly. If your roof is difficult to access due to fencing, landscaping, or a lack of paved surfaces around the roof access point, it may take longer for the Lakewood roof replacement to be completed.
All Seasons Exteriors is here to help throughout the Lakewood roof replacement process. Contact us today to learn more about roof installation and what to expect.