top of page
  • Writer's pictureRaim Yestayev

Roof Replacement Time: What You Need to Know - Take Charge Roofing Explains

When estimating the time required for a roof replacement project, several critical factors come into play. Understanding these variables will help you better plan your roofing endeavor and set realistic expectations:

1. Roof Size: Unsurprisingly, the size of your roof plays a pivotal role in determining the project's duration. Larger roofs inherently demand more time for removal and replacement.

2. Roof Pitch: The pitch or steepness of your roof is another significant consideration. In areas like Collierville and Germantown, where steep roofs are prevalent, additional time is needed due to heightened safety measures and the intricacies of installation.

3. Number of Stories: Single-story homes are generally easier to work on, as they involve less complex logistics for material transportation and crew movement. Conversely, two-story homes necessitate extra precautions and effort to ensure safety and protect your property.

4. Complexity of the Roof: The design complexity of your roof can substantially impact the timeline. Roofs featuring numerous valleys, hips, chimneys, and architectural elements require more time for meticulous work.

5. Lot Characteristics: Properties with limited space between neighboring homes, such as zero-lot-line houses, present distinct challenges. Roofers must exercise care to prevent debris from entering adjacent yards and causing damage.

Estimated Roof Replacement Timelines:

To provide you with a general idea of roof replacement timelines, let's consider a standard-sized home with a 40-square roof (equivalent to 4,000 square feet of shingles). Here's an estimated timeframe:

- A 40-square roof (4,000 sq. ft.) can typically be replaced in 1.5 to 2 days.

For larger roofs:

- Roofs exceeding 40 squares can often be completed within 2 to 3 days. Roofing companies can adjust crew sizes to accommodate the project's scale.

- Even very spacious homes, such as those with 7,000 square feet of roofing, can usually be finished in approximately 4 to 5 days, allowing for minor adjustments due to weather or other factors.

Our Guiding Principle:

As a general rule of thumb, roofing professionals can manage around 30 squares per day with ease. This flexibility allows them to tailor their crew sizes and schedules to meet the specific requirements of your project.


The duration of a roof replacement project hinges on various factors, including roof size, pitch, number of stories, complexity, and lot characteristics. Gaining insight into these variables will enable you to collaborate effectively with your roofing contractor, ensuring a smooth and timely completion of your roofing project. Should you have further questions or require additional information, please don't hesitate to share your inquiries in the comments below. Thank you for joining Take Charge Roofing, and stay tuned for more enlightening episodes!

(678) 794 - 3212

3 views0 comments


bottom of page