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Should You Be Home For A Roof Replacement? (3 Things to Consider)

April 10, 2023 | 2 min. read

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A roof replacement is a significant investment. For many homeowners, beginning an expensive project means they want to be there every step of the way.

If you need to plan for a roof replacement, one of the questions on your mind is probably, “Do I have to be home during the replacement?”

Rescue My Roof has been working with homeowners for over a decade, guiding them through the roofing process. We’ve helped homeowners achieve their dream roofs with minimum hassle and are here to help you, too.

This article will review whether or not you should be home during your roof replacement. In the end, you’ll know exactly what to plan for.

Should Homeowners Be Home During A Roof Replacement?

A roofer installing asphalt hip and ridge caps.

As a homeowner, you may wonder if you should be present during a roofing replacement. Many people are unsure if they should be home to supervise the process or if they should trust the professionals to handle it.

The short answer is that you do not need to be home during the roof replacement. However, there are a few things to consider before making your decision.

1. Making Plans for Kids or Pets

If you have pets or children, you may want to be home to ensure their safety or make alternate plans for them.

The noise and commotion of a roofing replacement can be unsettling for pets, and curious children may be tempted to investigate the process.

In this case, you have two options: stay home to supervise the chaos or plan to take kids and pets away from home.

2. Keeping Communication Open

Roofing contractor on the phone with a homeowner.

Being home during the process allows you to communicate with the roofing professionals. You can ask questions, address concerns, and ensure the job is done to your satisfaction in real-time.

Additionally, contractors can quickly contact you if they come across a problem.

Contractors can always contact you via phone if you do not plan to be home (or don’t want to be). Just communicate with your contractor and determine a means of communication in an emergency.

Roof Replacements Are Noisy

Being present during a roofing replacement can be inconvenient. It can be noisy and disruptive, making it difficult to work or relax.

Roof replacements typically last a day – a day full of noise. For those that work from home or enjoy their quiet time, you may struggle to focus while the roofing contractor is there.

If you have other commitments, such as work or appointments, it may be best to leave the house during the process.

Planning Your Roof Replacement

Ultimately, deciding to be home during a roofing replacement is up to you. Consider your circumstances, such as pets or children, your schedule, and your comfort level with the process.

If you choose to be home, communicate with the professionals and ensure that the job is being done to your satisfaction.

But remember – being home for a roof replacement is not mandatory. At the end of the day, your roof will be replaced whether you are present or not.

You can learn more about roof replacements with “Roof Replacement Cleanup and “What to Expect At Your Roof Replacement.” Are you ready to get the roof of your dreams? Rescue My Roof is here to help. Contact us today to get a free estimate.