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How long will it take to complete my roof?

Roofer in Austin TexasThere is no definite answer to this question. The time required depends on a variety of factors, including:

• Whether existing roofing materials must be removed
• The area to be roofed
• The type of roofing system chosen
• Whether decking and other roofing system components need extensive repair or replacement
• Roof design, such as slope and the number of peaks and valleys
• Whether materials can be off-loaded directly to the rooftop or will need to be hand-carried by the crew
• The number of crew members dedicated to your job.

When a contractor evaluates your site, he can provide you with an estimate on how long the job will take. Every job is different, but expect it to take two days to roof a home of average size with asphalt shingles. If you are having a metal roofing system installed, the job can sometimes take up to three times longer.

With commercial buildings, it is impossible to provide even a ballpark estimate. There are just too many possible variables. For example, is it a flat-top or pitched roof? What materials will be used? How much rooftop equipment will be in the way? Most importantly, is the building a 10,000-square foot office or a 250,000-square foot warehouse?

Another issue that must be considered when estimating the time required for a job is the weather. Roofing contractors monitor weather forecasts, but predictions are not always accurate, especially in Central Texas. An unexpected storm, whether it entails rain, sleet, hail or high winds, can force your contractor to halt work until conditions improve.

At Alpha Roofing, we provide customers with an estimated completion time when we quote the job. We will schedule a crew of the right size to complete the job in the most efficient manner possible, and we will commit the equipment needed as well. We have more than 30 years of industry experience, so we are quite adept at estimating how long every job will take for residential roofing and commercial roofing.  We always endeavor to complete work in the shortest time possible, but we will never skimp on quality just to finish a job sooner.

Whether you need asphalt shingles, a new metal roof or repairs to your chimney, roof, skylights or siding, the professionals at Alpha Roofing have the expertise to provide superior results at competitive rates. The Center Texas Roofing experts…Austin, Hutto, Round Rock, Cedar Park and surrounding areas!  You can use our online form to request a free quote, or you can call 512-777-1086 to speak with one of our knowledgeable, friendly staff members.

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