Getting a roof replacement is a costly investment that most homeowners will face at some point. It is a common question whether or not the family should vacate the home during the duration of the project.
In most cases, you won’t be required to relocate during a roof replacement. However, you may choose to out of personal preference. If you do choose to stay home then be prepared and know what to expect during this multi-day project.
There are Some Benefits to Staying Home During A Roof Replacement
A roof replacement can take between one to four days to complete. If you’re wondering whether you should stay or go, here are some benefits to staying home:
- It is cheaper. It goes without saying that staying at home is cheaper than staying in a hotel. You are already paying for a new roof and the extra cost of lodging elsewhere may be too much for your budget.
- You keep a watch on the work. There is definitely a convenience factor here. If you are living at home you have easy access to watching the work being done and asking the contractors questions. It is also understandable if you don’t want to leave your home in the hands of strangers.
- It is more convenient. Staying home, you don’t have to pack up clothes and belongings for an extended stay. You don’t have to drive a new route to work or school. Your regular routine will be affected by the roof replacement work but hopefully, it will be minimal.
What To Expect During Roof Replacement
Now that you know the benefits of staying home, consider what to expect while your roof is being replaced while staying at home.
A Roof Replacement Can be Very Loud
Getting your roof replaced means having workers on your roof all day, every day. You will be listening to footsteps, banging, nail guns, shingles falling to the ground, workers talking, and maybe even workers listening to music. It may not be so bad the first or second day but the constant loud banging can get quite annoying after a while. Thankfully, the noise will be more muffled on the first floor if you live in a two-story house.
Pets Are Not Fans of the Noise Either
Think about your pets. Cats are known to be frightened by the noises of a roof replacement. If your dog doesn’t like fireworks or thunderstorms, roof work will probably be hard to handle as well. You may want to consider finding a place for your pets to stay during the project or talk to your vet about what would be the best options to help your pet cope.
Be Careful When Walking Outside
Debris is constantly falling off your roof. When going outside, be mindful of what could fall on your head. You might want to get a hard hat. Also, be careful where you step. Watch out for nails as you walk around.
Stay Out of the Way of the Installers
The roofing contractors are the professionals during a roof replacement. You are trusting them to get the job done well. That means that you need to let them do their jobs and stay out of the way. This is for your safety and so the work can be done well.
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