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If a homeowner notices that some or all of the shingles on his or her roof have started to buckle, rot or otherwise become ineffective, it may be time to have the roof replaced. While a contractor will do everything possible to get the work done in a timely manner, there are some factors that may be out of a Denver roofing professional's control.

One such factor is the weather. If the forecast calls for rain, sleet or snow, it may not be possible to work on the roof that day. The same is true if windy or extremely hot or cold conditions are forecast for a given day or if lightning is in the area. Workers generally cannot work in extreme temperatures because it is nearly impossible to properly install most roofing materials.

Shingles may break if the temperature is below 35 degrees, and glue and other sealants may not dry fast enough if the temperature is above 85 degrees. Extreme humidity could also cause health issues for workers even if they are given frequent breaks. In a best case scenario, work may be halted during the middle of the day in extremely hot weather.

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The amount of work that needs to be done will also play a role in how long it takes to finish the project. For instance, it may be possible to repair or replace asphalt shingles in a few hours or a single weekend. This is because they are easy to install and may go right over any existing shingles on the roof. However, if there is a need to remove multiple layers of roofing material and expose the roof deck, the project could take days or weeks to complete.

The size of the roof needs to be taken into consideration when determining how long a given project may take. A standard roof is roughly 1,800 to 2,000 square feet. Therefore, those who have a roof much larger than this should expect a project to take extra time to complete if the entire structure needs to be worked on. Those with smaller roofs or who only need a portion of the roof to be looked at may have their projects completed faster than average.

Whether a project is an emergency job or just a standard repair or replace project may determine how long it takes to complete the work. In an emergency situation, work may begin immediately and may not stop until it is completed. However, standard projects may not start for days or weeks after an appointment is made.

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