At Ready Roof, the majority of roof replacements are typically completed within a single day. This is due to the fact that professional roofers are able to handle this type of workload efficiently. However, the size of the roof, the number of existing layers, and any potential damage can all affect the duration of the project. In general, an asphalt shingle roof can take around a week to complete.
Of course, this timeline can be affected by adverse weather conditions. It is important to discuss the project schedule with your roofing contractor before beginning the project. Some jurisdictions may require a “no later” clause in order to protect both parties. A deposit is usually required before the project begins, and this can range from 10-30% of the total cost.
Once the work is complete, you will pay for the rest of the project. It is possible for an experienced roofer to remove and replace a 3,000-square-foot roof in one day. If you need to cancel after a certain date and the roofer has already incurred expenses, you may be required to pay a fixed percentage of the total value of the contract or the cost of materials. Felt paper is still used in some areas, but accredited Long Island roofers install branded subfloors.
You and your roofer should agree on payment details and project deadlines in a mutual protection contract. This will ensure that you are not left with a poor-quality roof and your roofer will not be left without payment. If a roofer asks you to pay for the project in full before work begins, it is best to contact other roofers.