Are you ready for a roof replacement? Are you working from home? Do you have kids learning from home? 

If so, you’re probably concerned with how loud getting a new roof will be. Is it unbearable? Will you be able to have online meetings? Are you going to be able to hear yourself think? 

It’s understandable to be concerned about the noise that comes with a roof replacement. That’s why we’re going to break it down for you. 

The team at Bill Ragan Roofing has been installing roofs in Nashville and surrounding areas since 1990. We’ll always work with you to make your roof replacement as stress-free and painless as possible. There’s nothing we can do about the noise, but we’ll find some way to accommodate your needs. 

Always eager to answer concerns about your upcoming replacement, I’m going to break down how loud getting a new roof is and a few things you can do to prepare for the noise.

How loud is getting a new roof?

If you’ve never been in your home when someone is hammering nails on your roof, you don’t realize how loud getting a new roof will be. It’s going to be really loud inside your home from the constant banging during the actual installation part of your roof replacement. 

how loud is getting a new roof

If you have a two-story house, then the banging will be a little muffled on the first floor. But no matter where you are in your home, it’s going to be extremely annoying to hear the installers hammer nails until the sun goes down. 

It’s also loud enough that your neighbors are going to hear it inside their house. If your houses are close together, give them a little warning that you’re getting a new roof so they can prepare for the noise as well. 

3 things to do to prepare for the noise of your roof replacement

Now you know that getting a new roof is going to be really loud inside your home. But what can you do to prepare for the noise during your roof replacement?

1. Decide if you want to stay home 

Remember, a roof replacement is going to be loud and annoying on the outside but even louder inside your home. That’s why you have to decide if you want to stay home during your roof replacement and deal with the noise. 

If you work from home or just plan on staying home, I recommend finding somewhere else to go for the day. However, it’s completely up to you if you want to stay home during your roof replacement. 

Maybe you want to ensure your roof is being properly installed, or you want to be there to ask your contractor questions if they come up. But if you do decide to stay because you work from home or for any other reason, your contractor shouldn’t have a problem with it. 

Be aware, you should make this decision before the actual day of your roof replacement. To learn more and to help you with this decision, read this article on should I stay home during your roof replacement. 

2. Think about your pets 

Remember, you’ll have people on your roof hammering during the day and it echoes through your home. That’s why you need to consider your pets and how they handle loud noises when getting a roof replacement.

If your dog or cat is scared of storms or fireworks, I can guarantee they’re not going to like the banging that comes with a replacement. I’ve even had some customers say their cat didn’t come out from under the bed for a week after the project was completed.

If you have a basement, you could possibly put your pets down there to handle the noise. However, I always recommend finding somewhere for your dog or cat to go on the day of your replacement. 

3. Take things off your wall 

This one doesn’t necessarily have to do with the noise itself. However, it does have to do with what’s causing most of the noise. 

When your new roof is installed, it causes vibrations throughout your home. This is especially true if your contractor uses hand-nailing as the installation method. 

That’s why you need to take anything on your walls that isn’t securely hung or that you consider valuable down. Just because something is on your wall doesn’t mean these vibrations are going to knock it down. 

But to be safe, if you have something valuable, important, or irreplaceable, just take it down until the job is completed. To learn more about how the installation method your contractor uses affects your roof and home, read this article on hand nailing vs. air gun nailing

What can you expect on the day of your roof replacement?

Now you know how loud getting a new roof is and 3 things you can do to prepare for the noise. Remember, you need to decide if you’re going to stay home and what you should do with your pets before the day of your roof replacement. 

After reading this, do you feel prepared to get your new roof? Are you wondering what will actually happen on the big day? 

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Understanding what the process looks like helps ease the stress on the day of your roof replacement. You’ll be able to sit back and let the roofers do what they do best, give you a beautiful new roof. 

But what does the roof replacement process look like? Luckily, we’ve got you covered. 

The team at Bill Ragan Roofing has provided the residents of Nashville with high-quality roofing services since 1990. You can count on our workmanship to get the job done right. And when we’re done, you’ll have a lifetime warranty to back it up. 

To learn what you can expect on the day of your roof replacement, read this article on the 8-Step Process to Replace Your Roof.

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