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When homeowners hire roofers to replace or repair their roofs, the most frequently asked question that they have is: How long will the repairs take? Unfortunately for homeowners, this is not a question that has a definitive answer. There are many factors that affect how long it takes a roofer to complete a job, such as how skilled the roofer is, what kind of repairs are being done and the materials the homeowner wants to use. Thankfully, many skilled Newport News roofers have the knowledge and tools to get most roofing jobs done in a timely fashion.

The best way for homeowners to find out how long it will take roofers to complete their roof repairs is to contact them for estimates. This usually involves a roofer inspecting the damage and determining the tools and materials that will be needed to complete the job. After the inspection, the roofer will be able to give the homeowner an estimated length of time and cost. However, homeowners should remember that no estimate is ever written in stone. Sometimes, there are factors outside the roofer's control that increase the amount of time it takes to complete the repairs.

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One example of factors outside the roofer's control is bad weather. It's dangerous for anyone, including a professional, to work on a roof during extreme or bad weather. Instead of putting themselves in harm's way, most roofers wait for the stormy weather to pass. One way for homeowners to avoid this issue is to pay attention to their local forecasts. They should try to plan to have roofers do the repairs when no foul weather is predicted.

Another time when roofers are unable to keep their time estimate is when more work needs to be done to the roof than first believed. When roofers give estimates, they are simply doing visual inspections of the roofs. Once they start removing the covering, roofing professionals may find that there are more problems they couldn't see from the surface. For example, maybe the roofing deck or underlayment is damaged and needs to be replaced.

When looking for a roofer to handle a home improvement project, the homeowner should always get estimates from multiple companies. This allows the owner to compare estimates and determine which company will best fit the budget and timeframe. However, homeowners should always be wary of companies that quote too little cost or too fast of an installation.

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