Roofing Project Timeline

If you’re thinking about doing some roofing work, it’s handy to know how long it’s going to take. This will help you plan your roofing project and do it at the most convenient time.

We’ve put together a sample timeline for your roofing project to give you a rough idea. However, make sure you only treat this as a guide – your roof could take less or more time to install.

How long will a roofing project take?

Research: 1 week

It’s vital to invest time in looking for the right tradesperson for your project. During this stage, you should research roofing companies and ask for quotes. If you choose to use our service, our companies will do their best to contact you within 48 hours of you submitting your details.

After you’ve found several roofing professionals, you should spend a few days comparing quotes and picking the best one. If you’ve found them through our service, you can take a look at the customer reviews on their profile page. You can also ask them for references.

Roofing: 1-3 days

If you’re roofing or re-roofing a small area or building, it could take a professional less than a day to do this. Larger domestic roofs usually take up to around 3 days.

Your roofer will begin by removing any old roofing materials. They’ll then prepare the subsurface if you have a flat roof, or check the sheathing and put the underlayment on a pitched roof. They’ll then finish off by laying the roofing material and adding any trim and guttering.

Different roofing materials tend to take longer to lay than others, so speak to your roofer to get a more detailed timeframe.

Receiving your building regulations certificate: 2-3 weeks

If your roofer is registered on a Competent Person Scheme, then they’ll be able to self-certify that their work meets building regulations requirements. They’ll issue a certificate to prove this, which you should receive around 2-3 weeks after your roofing project has been completed.

If you haven’t used a roofer registered on a Competent Person Scheme, you’ll need to get your certificate through a public or private Building Control Body (BCB).

Total time: 3-5 weeks

You should now have a rough idea of how long your roofing project will take. Remember that your roofer’s availability will also have an impact on when your project gets done.

If you’re struggling to find roofers in your area, we can help. Complete our online form and we’ll connect you with up to 4 professionals in your area.