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Should You Stay Home During Your Roof Replacement?

May 1st, 2020 | 4 min. read

Should You Stay Home During Your Roof Replacement?

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Are you ready for your roof replacement and wondering if you should take the day off work? You’re not alone.

One of the first questions customers ask after they sign their roof replacement proposal is if they should stay home. The answer to that question is pretty simple, but there are a couple of things you need to know about staying home during your roof replacement.  

The team at Bill Ragan Roofing has been replacing roofs in the Nashville area since 1990. We know what it takes to give you a roof that gives you peace of mind. We understand investing in a roof replacement can be a stressful time. 

Always looking to answer any questions to make this journey as stress-free as possible, I’m going to explain what you can expect if you choose to stay home during your roof replacement. 

Should I stay home for my roof replacement?

The truth is, 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. 

Whatever the reason, if you want to stay home, your contractor shouldn’t have a problem with it. But the real question is if you should stay home. Even though it’s your choice, any local reputable roofing contractor will recommend you vacate your home whenever they’re working on your roof

Continue reading to learn why your roofing contractor will suggest you leave on the day of your roof replacement. 

4 things to know if you stay home during a roof replacement

So a contractor recommends you leave during your roof replacement, but why? There are 4 things you need to be aware of if you decide to stay home during a roof replacement. 

Between the noise and the possibility your car could get blocked in, you may change your mind about staying home. 

1. Roof replacements are really loud and annoying

If you’ve never been in your home when someone is hammering nails on your roof, you don’t realize how loud your roof replacement will be. It’s hard to stay inside your home with the constant banging. 

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

2. Think about how your pets will react to the noise of a roof replacement 

You also have to think about your pets. From what I’ve heard from customers, cats seem to be more affected by the noise than dogs. I’ve had customers who said they didn’t see their cat for a week after a roof replacement. 

But if you have a dog that’s bothered by thunderstorms then chances are they’re not going to like the constant pounding and banging. Don’t drive your pets crazy, find somewhere they can go until your roof replacement is completed. 

3. Stay out of the way the installers during your roof replacement

When you hire a roofing contractor to replace your roof, you’re trusting they know how to do their job. So it’s absolutely crucial to your safety that you stay out of the way as much as possible

If you stay home during your roof replacement, you have to be very careful coming out of your home. When your old roof is torn off, the crew can’t see over the edge of the roof to know if you or someone else is walking around. 

Your contractor won’t just throw all the roofing debris by your door or other entrances. However, if you stand by or near the gutter line there’s a possibility you could be hit with some debris. 

Your contractor will let you know where they’re tearing off so you know what areas to avoid for your safety.

4. Don’t let your vehicles get blocked in before the roof replacement begins

Something else you need to consider is your vehicles. One of the first things a contractor does when they arrive at your home is to ensure they aren’t blocking any of your cars in. But you decided to stay home during your replacement so you didn’t move your car because you didn’t expect to go anywhere. 

Well, now the noise became too much and you want to leave. If your car is blocked in and you want to leave, your contractor will have to stop whatever they’re doing, move everything out of the way, and clear the driveway of debris and nails.

If they have to do this, it will take longer to complete your roof replacement

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

So, can you stay home during your roof replacement? The simple answer is yes. But you need to be aware of what it’s like on the inside and the outside of your home during your roof replacement. 

Now that you know if you want to stay home or not, aren't you curious about what actually happens during your roof replacement? Whether you answered yes or no, every homeowner needs to understand the roof replacement process. 

This gets you ready for the big day and what to expect if you want to stay home during your roof replacement. Because it's something you need to know, we broke it down for you step-by-step. 

The team at Bill Ragan Roofing has been replacing roofs in the Nashville area since 1990. We work with you to get the highest quality roof replacement possible. And after we complete your replacement, you'll have a lifetime warranty on our workmanship.

Check out this article on the 8-Step Process to Replace Your Roof to what you can expect on the big day.

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