What's the Average Time to Install A Roof?

Installing a new roof is an exciting, but challenging, process that involves various factors. That being said, the roofing team at ProRoofing is here to offer you a good idea of the average time to install a new roof on your home or business in our service areas of Huntsville, Birmingham, North Atlanta, and Raleigh. In this blog, we’ll give you an idea of what to expect when installing a new roof. Contact us for a free quote today!

Size of the Roof

The size of the roof plays a critical role in determining how long the installation process takes. A small roof, such as a shed or small garage, could take less than a day to install. On the other hand, a larger, more complex roof, such as a multi-level, steep-pitched roof or a commercial roof, may take several days or even weeks to finish.

Type of Roofing Material

The type of roofing material you choose for your roof also affects the time needed for installation. Different roofing materials require different installation methods, which can result in varying installation times. For example, an asphalt shingle roof can take less time to install compared to a metal roof with standing seams, which requires more time to fit together.


Weather conditions in Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina can significantly impact the roof installation process. Rain, high winds, or extreme temperatures can stop work entirely. In ideal weather conditions, our roofing contractors can complete a roof installation project quickly and efficiently, often in less than one day. However, weather delays can extend the installation time of your residential or commercial roof.

Removal of the Old Roof

For more roofing projects, before installing a new residential or commercial roof, the old roof must be removed. This process can add time to the roof installation process, especially if there are multiple layers of old roofing material to remove.

Roofing Accessories

Accessories such as gutters, awnings, and chimneys can add more time to the roof installation process. For example, our local roofing team may need to add flashing, beams for support, or other structural components to ensure these accessories are properly attached and functional.

Logistics and Accessibility

The time needed for roof installation also depends on how easy or challenging it is for the crew to access the roof. For example, installing a roof on a two-story house or commercial building may take longer than a single-story home. Accessing and carrying materials up and down different levels takes time and can be physically demanding. That being said, our local roofing team utilizes technology and heavy machinery to make this process a breeze. Learn more today.

Number of Workers

The size of the roofing installation team can also impact the duration of the installation process. A smaller crew may take longer to install a roof than a larger roofing team, which can get the job done more efficiently and quickly.


At ProRoofing, we pride ourselves on using high-quality roofing materials and applying efficient installation methods to ensure our clients receive the best service and in the shortest time possible. Our roofing installation team has years of experience and can handle roofs of varying sizes, materials, and complexity. We will work with you to ensure a seamless and efficient residential or commercial roof installation process. Contact us today to get a free estimate of your roofing project, and let us show you how we can help you get your ideal roof installed as quickly and efficiently as possible.