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How Long Do Roof Repairs Take?

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Roof repairs are an inconvenience that is best avoided. Unfortunately, damage can sometimes occur. This is usually down to reasons beyond our control, such as age or bad weather. When this happens, you’ll probably want to know how long the repairs are going to take.

It’s important to understand that timeframe directly correlates with the severity of the damage, so the best way to find out this information is by communicating with your contractor.

However, to help put your mind at ease, we’ve created a handy set of guidelines to give you a broad idea of the potential timeframe of specific roof repairs.

The Different Types Of Roof Repair

Roof repairs come in all shapes and sizes, some are small and quickly fixed, while others are more severe and require extensive work. We’ve outlined the most common roof jobs, so you can identify any problems with your property and contact a professional service to return your roof to working order.

Tile Repair

Timeline: 1 day

This kind of roof repair is the most common. Over time, or through severe weather events, individual slates can loosen or crack. Fortunately, the fix is usually quick and painless. An experienced contractor could easily replace the slate in a matter of hours.

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Fascia Maintenance

Timeline: 1 week

As a timber product, fascias are prone to faster wear and tear. The wood can rot a lot quicker than slate or other tile products, so often fascias require repairs sooner than a roof would. Depending on the severity of the rot or damage, fascia maintenance can take around a week. The size of your property will also affect this, so it’s vital to talk to your roofers beforehand to get a more accurate timeline.

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New Gutters

Timeline: 1-2 weeks

Gutters filter water and debris to the appropriate drainage channels. They play an important role in flood prevention and keep your property dry. As a result, it’s key you replace and repair them wherever necessary. Gutter replacement will require a scaffold. Once erected, the repairs shouldn’t take longer than a week, depending on the length of the building.

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Timeline: variable – 1 week +

Leadwork is a fantastic way to seal your roof with an extremely long-lasting and durable material. It requires specialist equipment and knowledge to install, some would even consider it an art. With this in mind, large-scale leadwork can take a long time. However, standard leadwork is usually minimal and reserved for specialist areas, so it shouldn’t take too long to install.

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Roof Replacement

Timeline: 4-6 weeks

As a roof reaches the end of its life, you’ll be presented with the task of replacing it. Unfortunately, this is often an extensive job and can take close to a month to complete. The timeline is heavily dictated by the size of your building and the extent of the work. If it’s a simple re-tile, you could be looking at a couple of weeks. However, if batons, DPM, insulation or structural timber also need to be repaired or replaced, you could be facing a month or more.

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Choose Dwenger Roofing For Professional Roof Repairs

If you’re looking for an expert roof service that specialises in leadwork and res-tec, then get in touch with Dwenger Roofing today. We’re fully NVQ certified and offer insured, quality guaranteed roof repairs along with a range of other services.


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