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September 29, 2022

How Long Does A Central MA Roof
Replacement Take?

The Factors That Impact Replacement Projects

One of the most common questions asked by Central MA homeowners when it comes time to replace their roofs is how long will roof replacement take?

Roof replacement is not something you want your roofing contractors to rush through. However, we also understand that when your roof needs to be replaced, you don’t want the work disrupting your life for months!

How Long Does Roof Replacement Take?

Giving a time frame for the time it will take to replace your roof is not as easy as you think. Many components affect just how long a roof replacement will take for your Central MA home, including:

  • The size of your roof
  • Availability of the product you have chosen for your roof
  • Whether our crews are available to start your roofing project

The good news is that we do whatever we can to help you get a new roof as soon as possible at Solid State Construction. In most cases, we can complete a roof within one to two days on average.

Remember, the larger the roof area – the more time your roof replacement will take to complete. In addition, if your roof has a variety of peaks, the replacement could take longer to finish because your roof becomes a more complex job.

Factors That Affect Your Roof Replacement Timeline

While the time frame for roof replacement is generally one to two days, there are always factors that can change the proposed timeline.

Wet Weather

If wet weather is predicted, we often wait this out rather than try to replace your roof in a shower or downpour. Yes, meteorologists can sometimes be wrong with their predictions, but rain is not something we want to deal with while replacing your roof.

While some contractors are ok with replacing a roof in the rain, we are not.

Why is rain such an issue?

The moisture can directly affect your roof structure when rainy and wet weather. Thus, rain could ruin your roof before it is installed completely!

In addition, wet weather is treacherous to work in for any construction projects – especially roofing. We want to ensure our roofing contractors are in safe working conditions.

Supply Chain Issues

Supply chain issues have been a problem throughout the United States for a while now, and the roofing industry is not immune to these difficulties.

There’s not much we can do without materials. If your roofing supplies do not arrive when scheduled, we may put off your roof installation for a day or two to allow more time for materials to arrive.

Damaged Roof Decking

The roof decking of your Central MA home is installed under the underlayment and roof material. If the roof decking is damaged, it could mean cutting out the damage and replacing it.

Of course, damaged roof decking will add some time to your estimate of how long it will take to replace your roof. However, we can often spot any damage to roof decking and immediately inform you of these needed repairs.

When Do You Need A Roof Replacement?

Aside from wanting to know how long it will take to replace the roof, many Central MA homeowners wonder if they need a roof replacement. Here are the most common signs that your roof needs to be replaced:

  • The roof has aged out. Depending upon the roof material, it could be time to replace your roof based on age alone. For shingle roofs, 30 years is a reasonable lifespan.
  • You see leaks in your home, which often cause more damage than you perceive. In these cases, the damage may mean repairing the roof decking.
  • Visible damage to the roof can be seen. For example, tree limbs have fallen onto the roof or the like.
  • Mold or mildew growth on the roof around the gutters.
  • Dips and sways in the roof can be observed, resulting in the roof no longer being a straight and solid platform.

We offer free consultations when unsure whether you need a roof replacement. During your consultation, we will be honest about the state of your roof and whether replacement is the best course of action.

How To Get Started With A Roof Replacement

When you think your roof requires replacing, the first step is to call the professionals at Solid State Construction. Our team will assess your situation and determine whether you need a repair or total replacement.

We will make an appointment to visit your Central MA home and evaluate your roof. We will then give you an honest evaluation of what your roof needs, including if your roof needs to be replaced entirely.

Our Suggested Roof Material

When it comes to choosing the best material for your new roof, you have several options regarding the materials you can choose for your roof replacement. We offer rubber, metal, and asphalt roofing materials to best protect your home.

Our most popular roofing option for Central MA homes is our GAF Asphalt Roofing. A roof completed with the GAF roofing system will be more than just visually stunning – it will protect your home, increase energy efficiency, and boost curb appeal.

As a Master Elite roofing contractor, Solid State Construction is one of the only companies in the Central MA area that is approved to install the GAF asphalt shingles.

In addition, you receive the GAF Golden Pledge Warranty with installation. A GAF Golden Pledge Warranty is the best warranty as it offers 50 years of non-prorated protection on all materials and a 25-year labor warranty.

Contact Solid State Construction Today For Free
Consultations For Your Central MA Home

Your Central MA roof protects your family and the entire structure. When your roof is damaged, the level of protection drops dramatically.

If you fear your Central MA roof requires replacing, contact Solid State Construction at 508-372-8735 for a free consultation. You could have a new roof on your Central MA home in one to two days!