Whether you’re looking to patch up a small section or repair your entire roof, roof repair can increase a home’s resale value by a national average of $12,000.
Aside from a better resale value for your home, roof replacement can lower your energy bill, protect your family from allergens, and even keep pests away!
But what exactly are you supposed to do during a home roof replacement? Are you allowed to stay at home to supervise or is staying inside a hazard? Keep reading to find out!
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
The choice is entirely up to you and your family!
While you can rest assured that professional roofers are highly-skilled and insured individuals, you may choose to stay home and supervise. Likewise, if you work from home, you’re more than welcome to continue with your daily routine.
With that said, most companies won’t require you to stay home during your roof replacement. If you need to go to work, run errands, or just want to get out of the house, you’re more than free to do so.
What to Expect Before And During a Home Roof Replacement
If you choose to stay home, there are a few things you’ll want to do to prepare for your roof replacement.
Start by clearing your driveway of any vehicles, children’s toys, or debris that might get in the way. Then, do the same for any walkways or patios as well as your yard. Your roofers will need a clean, wide area to work.
You may also want to invest in some earplugs. Roof replacement is noisy work by nature.
If you have an attic, you may want to cover your belongings in a tarp just to be safe.
If your children are going to be home with you, make sure to keep a close eye on them. Roofing is dangerous work, after all. With so many variables at play, even a small distraction could cause a big problem.
You’ll also want to keep a close eye on any pets who are staying home with you. All pets should stay by your side at all times. If possible, it’s best to board them for the day so the noise doesn’t frighten them.
Finally, try to keep to the bottom floors of your home. While it’s rare for debris to fall into your home, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Let Us Help
As we wrap things up, let’s do a quick recap. Yes, you can feasibly stay in your home during a roof replacement. However, you should expect a fair bit of noise that may disrupt your daily routine.
Whether you’re planning to stay home or you’d rather take the opportunity for a staycation, please know that we can help!
If you’re looking for a home roof replacement, we’re here for you. Get in touch for a free inspection and estimate!