The time it takes to fit a roof depends on several factors, including the roof size, type, material, and weather conditions. Here are some general guidelines:

1. Residential Roof Replacement:

• For a typical residential property with a standard-sized roof, fitting a new roof usually takes 1-3 days.
• Larger homes or complex roofs may require up to a week.

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2. Commercial Roofs:

• Commercial roofs tend to be larger and more complicated, sometimes requiring 2-4 weeks to complete.

3. Material Type:

• Asphalt shingles: Relatively quick to install, often taking 1-2 days for a standard-sized roof.
• Slate and tile: Heavier and more labour-intensive, which can extend the timeline to 3-7 days.

4. Weather and Accessibility:

• Weather can impact fitting times significantly, especially in areas like Edinburgh, where rain and wind can cause delays.
• Roofs with steep pitches or hard-to-reach areas may take longer due to safety precautions.

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Consulting local Edinburgh roofing companies and obtaining a detailed timeline can provide a clearer picture based on your specific roofing needs.