Does your roof need to be replaced? Has your South Florida roofing contractors mentioned that now is probably a good time to do it? A roof replacement is not a minor repair, and your roof is an essential part of the house that should be replaced promptly without delay.

Understandably, roof replacements can be complicated and sound difficult if you’ve never had one done. Here are some basics of roof replacement to know to help you feel more at ease and better understand the process.

The Basics of Roof Replacement

How Long Does a Roof Replacement Take?

When you talk to a roofing company, they should be able to give you an estimate on how long it will take for them to replace your roof. The time depends on a lot of factors, so you’ll get the most accurate estimate if you let the company come out and look at your roof for themselves.

In most cases, a roof replacement will only take a couple of days. Most companies will finish a replacement in two or three workdays. No matter how long it takes, you’ll still have full use of your house. There will certainly be noise during the day, but you can continue as usual even while the roofing crew is working.

How Long Will a New Roof Last?

Depending on the materials used and the quality of the work done, your new roof should last around 20 years, or longer with a metal roof. The climate also affects how long your roof will last. If you’re in an area that gets lots of harsh weather, then the lifespan of your roof may shorten.

Roofing Materials

You have complete control over what materials you want to replace your roof with. There are several different ways to cover your roof and they all vary in price. For an accurate price quote, talk to us.

Asphalt shingles are the typical material used on roofs. Asphalt shingles are tough and can hold up in most weather conditions, although they can have a shorter lifespan than metal roofs. Fiberglass shingles are also becoming increasingly popular. 

Tiles made of clay or cement are another popular option. Concrete tiles are known to withstand extremely harsh weather elements while also being fire resistant.

Metal roofs are great for various climates but they can be a little noisy when it rains.

Slate is another tough and durable material that can withstand a good amount of moisture and heat. It tends to be the most expensive, but it lasts a long time. If you choose to replace your roof with slate, you’ll need to take extra care to make sure your roofers have the necessary skills and experience to install it properly.


Getting your roof replaced is a big project, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming or complicated. By trusting the right professionals and preparing yourself a little ahead of time, your roof replacement process will go smoothly.

Michael Gustafson

Michael Gustafson

Gustafson Roofing is a local, family-owned roofing company that has been serving the Boynton Beach, Florida area since 1948. As one of the most experienced roofing contractors in the region, Gustafson Roofing provides a full range of roofing services, from installation of new roofing systems to repairs and maintenance. They are experts in roof replacements, installing various types of roofs, including asphalt shingle, metal, tile, and flat roofs. In addition to reroofing, the company offers roof leak repairs and inspection services to keep clients’ roofs protected. With over 60 years in business, Gustafson Roofing prides itself on quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.