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For many homeowners, the state of their roof is an afterthought that is often overlooked until a severe storm is approaching, which is unfortunate—especially considering that the roof is the home’s most valuable asset. To ensure your roof will weather any storm, consider having it regularly inspected so that the following residential roof repairs can be done in a timely manner.

4 Most Common Roof Repair Timeframes

Whether you’ve had your home for eight months or eight years, you will likely eventually need some form of roof repair. However, all residential roof repairs are different. Therefore, their estimated repair times may differ. Here are some of the most common roof repair services and the average amount of time they regularly take.

  1. Storm damage repair – In Florida, severe storms are an annual occurrence. After years of heavy rainfall and high winds, it’s normal for roofs to lose a few shingles during a heavy storm. Depending on the amount of shingles or tiles lost, storm damage repairs could range from one to 12 hours.  
  1. Roof leak repair – Severe weather or perhaps your roof’s old age can lead to leaks. Unfortunately, finding and tracing the source of a leak is extremely difficult and most often requires an experienced roofer. Leak repair can take up to a day to uncover the source of the leak, but sometimes as little as 20 minutes to fix it.
  1. Replacing a gutter – Most gutters only last about 20 years, so if your gutters are no longer doing the job they’re supposed to, then hire an experienced residential roofer who can replace a gutter in less than one hour. However, it can take a day for a crew to install all new gutters around your house.
  1. New roof installations – If your roof is old, damaged beyond repair, and in need of replacement, a new roof installation will require at least three to five days of work from an expert roof repair team to ensure it is properly installed. This process includes delivery of new materials, stripping the roof of old materials, new roof installation, and cleaning and disposal of trash and debris.

The Importance of Professional Residential Roofing Inspections

Attempting to self-inspect or repair your roof without a roofing professional is not only dangerous but could compromise the integrity of your roof. To be confident in the stability of your roof, it is important that you regularly get your roof inspected at least once (if not twice) a year by a licensed roofing contractor. If roof damage is discovered and repairs are required, a professional residential roofer can provide you with a speedy estimate and quickly schedule and conduct repairs.

Rely on Central Florida’s Residential Roofing Experts

If your residential roof has been neglected and needs repair before storm season or emergency repairs following a severe weather event, then the best course of action is to immediately contact the residential roof repair professionals at Davis Roofing & Restoration to inspect and restore your roof.

A local, family-owned and operated construction business in Central Florida, Davis Roofing & Restoration has been serving Lake County, The Villages, and Orange County, FL with exceptional customer service and durable, dependable, and affordable roofing services for over 30 years. To schedule a complimentary inspection and receive a free estimate, call the licensed and registered residential roofing experts at Davis Roofing & Restoration today at 407-436-4587 for high-quality roof repair, replacement, or restoration services.