Today's roof replacements are fast, efficient, and safe. But they are still construction that happens at your home and makes a lot of noise. So, you may wonder if you can—or should—stay at home while it happens. To help you decide the right move for your family, here are a few tips for success.
1. Talk to the Roofers
Your roofing contractor is a great resource if you're unsure how to handle daily life during the roof replacement. They have a lot of experience with other families and many different situations. So they will offer good advice. And whatever you decide to do, they'll work their best to make it work for everyone.
2. Skip the Middle
If you do decide to stay living at home during roof construction, consider adopting a hybrid plan. The early part of roof work is the time when it's more likely that unexpected problems will be discovered as materials are removed. And you'll need to okay the work as it's completed. Therefore, you might stick around during the beginning and end but vacate during the middle when you're less needed.
3. Remain Available Instead
Rather than focus on having to be there all the time, create a plan to make yourself available to roofers instead. This can be done through phone calls, texting, and even video calls. You can also come and go on a regular schedule so the roofing crew knows when you will be available. This way, they get the help they need but you don't feel beholden to stay during the loud, messy work.
4. Stay Flexible
Are you determined to stay home during the replacement? Perhaps you don't want to disrupt your schedule or you can't afford to stay in a hotel the whole time. Go ahead with your plan, but stay flexible just in case. Make sure your cars won't be blocked by the crew vehicles. And budget for one night out if things become too noisy or dusty. This ensures you can always change your mind.
5. Put Safety First
No matter what your reasons to consider staying at home during construction, always put safety first. Families with kids or pets should seriously weigh safety versus convenience. And keep in mind that your choices also affect the safety of the roofers.
Where to Start
There is no right or wrong answer about staying at home during a roof replacement. To help you make the best decision, start by consulting with a skilled roofing contractor in your area today.
Contact a local home roof contractor to learn more.