Roofing contractors often recommend homeowners to leave their residences for the entire duration of the roof replacement. This makes sense for various reasons. For one, the whole project can be quite noisy and messy. Also, there is a chance it will leave parts of the home exposed to the elements, albeit for a short period.
However, there is the option to remain at home during a roof replacement. It is not impossible to do so, although it will require some preparation on the part of the homeowner. If you are planning to tackle this project in the future and you intend to stay at home while the project is underway, continue reading so you know what to expect.
Preparing Your Home
Before the pros arrive at your doorstep for the roof replacement, you must make sure that the whole process moves along as seamlessly as possible. See to it that you have enough space for all their equipment and the roofing materials that will be needed for the project.
Consider moving your outdoor furniture, motor vehicle and other valuables out of the installers’ potential path. If there are heavy items that can’t be relocated, cover them with plastic sheets or tarps instead so they won’t accumulate dust and debris.
Preparing Your Family and Pets
Everyone in your household must know what to expect while your existing roof is being replaced. Inform each family member about it, especially your children. They should be made aware of the potential noise and mess that comes with the project. Tell them to stay away from potentially dangerous areas as well; consider designating safe spaces in your home for them to play in.
If you have pets, secure them in a place where they won’t get stressed with all the loud banging during the construction, like your basement. Otherwise, you can leave them at a nearby temporary shelter, especially if you are concerned they won’t react well to strangers.
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