Should I Stay Home During a Roof Replacement?

January 21, 2022

Summer is a great time to get any necessary roof work done while the weather is still dry and sunny. It’s also the season when the kids are out of school and a great time for families to get together. Many of our clients wonder if it’s okay for them to stay home during a roof replacement or any other type of roof work. It’s usually up to our customers if they want to stay at home during a roof repair or replacement. While it’s not necessary to completely move out of the house during a roof replacement, there are definitely some precautions you should take.

Safety First

It’s a top priority that our customers stay safe whenever we come over to repair or replace a roof. When replacing a roof, we often have to remove the old shingles and nails before installing your new roof. This means there will be falling debris and nails on the ground while we get the roof work done. It’s crucial for everyone to stay inside or away from the lawn and anywhere near your roof. Even after roof work is finished, it’s always a good idea to be cautious around your property in case there are any pieces of leftover debris.

Avoiding the Noise

Another factor to consider is the noise from hammering shingles onto your roof. Some homeowners have larger homes or basements where they can relocate to another room to minimize the noise. However, if you work at home, the hammering noise could be very distracting! Roof work noise can also be very distressing for pets, so you may want to consider having them stay with a neighbor, friend, or family. Homeowners are not required to stay at home when we’re working on a roof, so you can also make plans to take your family out on a day trip to avoid the noise, and return home when the work is done for the day.

Talk to Your Roofer

Your roofer will let you know what to expect prior to your scheduled roof repair or replacement. And if you have any questions (even if it’s if you should stay home during a roof replacement), don’t hesitate to ask! Your roofing contractor can let you know what they need from you. The roofing proposal will also let you know how long your roof work will take. That way, you can make the necessary arrangements for your family ahead of time.

As we’ve mentioned, it’s preferable for homeowners to get their roof repairs and replacements done during the dry seasons of the year. That will ensure that your project won’t get delayed or paused by bad weather. Not sure if your roof needs work? Then schedule a roof inspection with IBEX Roof today! We will assess your roof and let you know if it needs maintenance, repair, or replacing. If your roof is healthy and doesn’t need any work done, then we’ll let you know that, too! Call us at 360-218-3108 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment today.

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