How Long Do Roof Repairs Take?

If your roof is leaking or looking worse for wear, roof repairs are probably the only way forward. It’s best to get these sorted as soon as possible to avoid any further damage. But how long will they take?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions when quoting for a job, with customers understandably wanting to get a better idea of when their roof will be sorted. Read on as we provide some answers…

Will they be done in a day?

Like many things, the duration of a roofing job depends on what exactly needs doing. More complex jobs will obviously take longer, while simple fixes can be done faster than you might expect.

The good news is that most roof repairs can be completed within a day. Broadly speaking, the average roof repair takes between 1 and 8 hours. In other words, it can be fit into the typical 9-5 for a professional roofer.

What’s important here is to make sure that your roofing quote is for the entire job, rather than being charged by the hour or for a set number of hours. You don’t want to be hit with extra costs if your roofing company needs to spend more time than expected. Our costs are for the job and not for the time spent doing the job. We do get clients asking for a discount if the job is quicker than what THEY expected but we never have a request for a price increase if the job takes longer than what they expected! To summarise the price remains as quoted unless additional works come to light.

What about availability?

The other issue when it comes to time is how long it will take a roofer to fit you in. Needless to say, you’ll want the repairs doing as soon as possible. But unfortunately, this isn’t always an option.

When the rainfall becomes heavier and more frequent in winter, many roofers become much busier and even booked up. If you don’t report your roof’s issues until the colder months, you might have to wait for days or possibly weeks before a roofer can fit you in.

Obviously, the smaller the job, the more likely they will be able to fit it in sooner. This also highlights a key benefit of local roofers, who can sometimes get to you after completing another job nearby.

The importance of inspections

Having to wait for roofers to be available in winter can be frustrating. Fortunately, there’s a solution – namely, a roof inspection. Having your roof checked by a professional will identify any issues, in many cases before a leak has developed.

This will allow you to stay ahead of the game and get problems fixed without having to wait for days or weeks. Additionally, it will make repairs simpler – and potentially quicker – because it will nip the problem in the bud, minimising the damage caused.

Professional roof repairs

Whether it’s a quick 1-hour fix or a full-day repair job, the team at DPR Roofing are on hand to help throughout Barnsley and the surrounding areas. With over three decades of experience, our team of professional roofers can get your problems sorted quickly and effectively with long-lasting repairs.

Email [email protected] for a quote or call 01226 670 008.