One of the first questions clients ask is: “How long will my roof installation take?”   

Many factors contribute to the amount of time it takes to complete a roof installation. Let’s discuss these factors and the corresponding completion time you can expect with your upcoming roof installation.  

Factors That Impact Completion Time  

The average roofing installation job takes one or two days. However, there are three main considerations that impact total completion time of a project. The project estimate should include each of these factors.  


Adverse weather conditions, such as heavy rain, snowfall, hail, or strong winds, can increase the time for completing any home improvement project. Unfavorable weather can add a few extra days to a roof installation. 

The best conditions for a roof installation include mild temperatures, ranging from 60° to 75° F, with no precipitation. Ideal times of the year for roof installation include spring, summer, and early fall because of the ample daylight.  


Different roofing materials require different installation methods. Certain materials will require a lengthier installation timeline. Here’s a breakdown of the most common materials and their timeframes: 

  • Asphalt Shingles: 1 to 3 days 
  • Wooden Shingles: 5 to 7 days 
  • Slate Tiles: 6 to 8 days 
  • Concrete Tiles: 8 to 10 days  

 House Size:

Obviously, installing a roof on a one-bedroom cottage will be quicker than installing one on a palatial mansion. The project estimate will include a timeframe that depends on the square footage and dimensions of your home.   

Beware roofing companies that quote a one-day turnaround on a complex project. A rushed, low-quality roof installation won’t serve you well in the long run, so make sure to enlist the services of a reputable roofer.  

Skilled Roofers Ready for Any Project 

For more than 25 years, Five Points Roofing Co. has been the leading roofing company throughout ​​Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, Murfreesboro, and the surrounding areas.   

There’s a good reason why we’ve been the best for so long — we take our jobs seriously and never compromise on quality, customer service, or affordability. Our HAAG-certified residential roofing team has more than 75 years of combined experience. Regardless of the project size, we give our all to achieve great results.  

Schedule Your Installation Today 

If you want to learn more about how long your new roof installation might take, or maybe you are just curious if it is even time for a new roof, our team can help. We would be happy to provide you with information about the process, estimated costs, time frames, and more. Plus, with free inspections, now is the time to consider roof replacement and repair.