It has been rainy and cold in Portland over the last few weeks. If your property has roof problems, each day can seem longer than the one before. You might assume that you should wait until the rainy season is over to replace your roof, but the professionals at Platinum Roofing can replace your roof, rain or shine. But how long will it take for us to replace your roof? There are a few different things to consider when establishing timelines for roofing projects.
Factors that Affect Roof Replacement Times
There are many different variables that affect roof installation time, including the scope of the project, the availability of materials needed, the processing of insurance claims, and other special requirements.
Roofing Project Scope
One of the most important factors that affects average replacement times is the scope of the project. The size and pitch of your roof can greatly affect the project time. Additionally, the complexity of your roof’s design affects the roof installation time. If the roof replacement is a tear-off replacement versus a roof covering replacement, it’ll take more time to complete.
Availability of Roofing Materials
Certain roofing materials are more available than others (such as traditional asphalt shingles). Additionally, different roofing types require different installation techniques. A standard asphalt shingle roof will be a quicker project than a project that requires custom cedar shake shingles. However, the roofing crew at Platinum Roofing have experience installing multiple types of roofing, including flat roofs, metal roofs, and more. Call us today for a free estimate!
Insurance Claim Processes
If you are using insurance to pay for a roof replacement, your project can get held up due to complications during the claims process. Each insurance company is different and the claims process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to resolve itself. Contact your insurance agent to find out how long it could take and if any holdups in the claims process can disrupt the project.
Special Building Requirements
Sometimes other requirements may hold up a roofing project such as those from a Homeowners Association (HOA) or historical society. If your home is a historical landmark, there may be extra hoops to jump through when it comes to permits and inspections. Your HOA may require certain styles of roofing or notification before a roofing project can begin. An experienced roofer at Platinum Roofing can help you plan for and anticipate these issues.
How Can I Tell if I Need Roof Repair or Roof Replacement?
If you’ve never had roof issues before, it can be hard to tell whether the problem is fixable or if it means you need a total roof replacement. We’ve written an article about this before, but here are a few indications that it’s time for a roof replacement rather than roof repair:
If your roof is leaking water into the home in more than one spot, chances are that you have significant issues with your roofing system. You may need a total roof replacement to prevent water damage to your property. A professional roofing contractor can inspect your roofing system and recommend any needed repairs or replacements.
More than a Few Damaged Shingles
It’s not too difficult to replace a few damaged shingles. However, when multiple shingles start curling or cupping, it’s time to replace them. A typical asphalt roof lasts between twenty and twenty-five years. If your roof is old enough to drink legally in Oregon, it might be time to consider a roof replacement.
Significant Structural Damage
Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to prevent roof damage. Maybe a tree limb falls onto your roof during a storm, perhaps hail does a number on your shingles. While plenty of roofing problems can be fixed, sometimes it’s more cost-effective to replace the roof rather than repair extreme damage. An experienced roofer can perform a roof inspection and let you know their opinion.
If you look at your roof from the street and it looks like it’s sagging, it’s definitely time to call a roofing conractor. In many cases, a sagging roof indicates severe roofing issues that need to be addressed. It’s possible that a sagging roof needs replacement rather than repair. Call Platinum Roofing for an estimate!
How Can Platinum Roofing Help You?
At Platinum Roofing, we maintain a commitment to our customers by providing the best quality roofing materials and expert workmanship for all of our services. Our Certified Installers demonstrate honesty and integrity from start to finish. All of our roofers are manufacturer trained and certified to ensure we continue to meet our standards on every project. Our mission is to advise homeowners on their upcoming projects and advise them about their roofing investment. While other roofing companies are marketers first and contractors second, Platinum Roofing promises a no-pressure, sales pitch-free conversation. Call today for a free estimate!