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Can You Remain in Your Home During The Reroofing Process?

When you decide that it's time to have your roof replaced, it's important to communicate carefully with the roofing contractor. They will help you understand what to expect and how you can prepare for the first day when they arrive on your property. Most importantly, you will need to know whether you will be able to remain in your home during the reroofing process. 

Ask About the Time Frame

Make sure to ask the roofing contractor about how long it will take to replace your entire roof. While some roof replacement jobs take days, others can take several weeks.

Decide if You Will Stay in Your Home

In most cases, you do not have to leave your home if it will be reroofed. However, you will need to know what to expect before your home reroofing project begins.

For example, it will likely be very loud because of the use of nail guns and hammers. If the noise bothers your family, they might want to move to a different location until the project is completed. However, you will only have to worry about this during the day when the roofers will be working.

Make Sure Your Pets Are Safe

You might need to relocate your pets so that they are safe. The loud noises might be bad for their ears. If you do not want to move your pets to a different location, you could create a temporary safe area in the basement. If your home has good soundproofing, however, you might be able to isolate yourself and your pets from the noise.

Beware of Potential Dangers

Roofing is challenging and dangerous for both yourself and the roofers. It's important to try to stay out of the way if you can. During the roofing process, there are several potential hazards, including falling debris, falling nails, and the use of heavy equipment.

These hazards can not only cause injuries but also damage your car. To avoid this, make sure to store your car so that it's out of the path of falling debris. Also, because the roofing contractors will rely on vehicles parked outside your home to carry out their work, such as dumpster trailers, you won't want your car to be blocked in.

If you hire a professional roofing contractor, having your roof replaced will be much more convenient. You will be able to go about your day while your roof is being replaced.

Contact a local roofing contractor to learn more.