After years of putting it off, you’ve finally decided to replace your roof! Or maybe you’ve had some recent damage that requires emergency repairs. Either way, you’re unsure whether to stay home while your roofing contractors complete the project. There are many things to consider, so let’s explore your options!
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Before you decide whether to stay home during the roof replacement, here are some factors that you should take into consideration:
Roof repairs can take time
Your presence in the home can slow the roofers down, especially if you and your family are constantly in and out of the house. However, you might want to be in the home to answer any questions the roofers have and ensure they complete the job correctly.
The extent of the damage and time of year
If it’s a sizable job, the roof replacement will require power tools and several workers. Your home will become noisy during the repair work. And if repairs are taking place in the winter, your house could get quite cold. If either is true, your home won’t be as comfortable as usual, and you might want to think about relocating.
The comfort and safety of your pets
You must keep pets away from areas that may be dangerous, such as power lines or water pipes. If you have indoor pets, you could ask a neighbor or friend to watch them while the workers complete repairs. If you have outdoor pets, make sure they are safely fenced in before the work begins. As an additional recommendation, make sure your pet has an ID in case they escape and get lost during the roofing process.
The safety of your children
Safety first! When roofers come to fix your home, designate safe spaces where your children can go in case of an emergency or if debris falls off during repairs. Don’t forget to keep the repair area well ventilated and free of harmful fumes or chemicals, and keep tools out of your children’s reach. In a perfect world, there would be someone to watch over them while the repairs are underway.
Pros of Staying Home
#1. You can be sure that the job gets done correctly if you are there to supervise the progress.
#2. If you have any questions or concerns during the process, you can address them immediately instead of waiting for someone to get back to you.
#3. You can save time and money! Staying elsewhere during a roof replacement can be costly and logistically overwhelming.
Cons of Staying Home
#1. There may be dust and debris generated by the repair work that could end up inside your home. This may make going about your daily routine difficult.
#2. Your home can get cold and noisy, interfering with your day-to-day life.
#3. Depending on the extent of the repairs, you may not have full access to the main areas of your house.
#4. You’ll have to spend time ensuring that your pets and kids are safe.
Bonus tip: bring in the outdoor furniture
Bring your lawn and patio furniture inside to help protect it from falling debris and give the roofers more room to work. You can store the furniture in the basement or garage.
In the end, it’s your choice whether to stay or go when the roofers show up, but one thing is for sure: when you need roof repairs, you can trust the pros at Roof Evolution. We will always take good care of your roof, so you can rest assured that your home is safe for you and your family. Contact us now!
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