5 Tips For A Quick Roof Installation

Whether you are getting ready to sell your home or simply need to re-roof it before bad weather arrives, sometimes it's necessary to install a new roof as quickly as possible. The following tips can help speed up the process without sacrificing looks or quality.

1. Start With an Inspection

Any new roof installation should begin with an inspection. Your roofers can work much more quickly if they know what to expect before roofing begins. The inspection will locate any issues that will need to be addressed during the roof work, such as leaks that require sheathing replacement. The inspector will also determine if any materials can be reused, such as roof vent covers and flashing. 

2. Schedule In Fair Weather

Rain, extreme cold, and wind can all slow down a roof installation. By planning ahead, you can avoid bad weather and schedule your installation for fair weather in late spring through early fall. Keep in mind this is also the busiest time for roofers, so if you want a quick installation in fair weather, then you need to plan and schedule the work ahead of time if possible.

3. Skip the Teardown

Roof installation is comprised of two parts: tearing down the old roof and putting on the new one. You can cut installation time in half by skipping the first part. If your old roof has no major leaks or damages, it can be left in place and the new shingles can be installed over the top of it. The old shingles act as the underlayment, which also saves the time that would be spent installing new underlayment.

4. Opt for Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are often one of the quickest roofs to put on a home. This is in part because they are the most widespread roofing material used on residential homes, so finding a skilled crew that can put on the new roof quickly is much easier compared to less common roofing materials. The shingles are also designed for quick installation, which helps speed up the process.

5. Prep Ahead of Time

You can help your roofing installer work more efficiently by preparing before they arrive. Some homeowners, for example, take care of minor preparation tasks such as removing the guttering before the roofer arrives. Clearing the area around the house and providing a staging area, such as on a drive or patio, for placing tools and supplies can also help your roofers work more quickly.

Contact a shingle roof installation service if you need to get a new roof on your home quickly.