Getting a new roof is one of the most exciting home improvements a family can undertake. It’s an investment in protecting your home and offers a tremendous boost to curb appeal. It’s also a big job that can take over your whole house for several days, with lots of craftspeople in and around your home. Does it make sense to leave home for a few days while work is going on–or should you stay put? Some clients opt to move out for a few days while roof replacement is happening, but if you want or need to remain in your home, your contractor should be able to make it work.
What Are The Advantages of Leaving While I Get a New Roof?
Moving out of your home while your roof replacement takes place makes sense on several levels:
- It’s loud. Noise levels can be disruptive and distracting while work is going on.
- It can be scary for pets. The noise and new people coming and going can be disruptive for pets. Many clients board their pets even if they decide to stay home.
- Safety is an issue. As your contractor tears off your existing roof and installs the new one, debris may fall on the outside of the house. If you need interior work done in the attic, you may need to avoid your top floor temporarily. Of course, you can stay safe if you decide to stay in your home with basic precautions, but many clients prefer to leave to avoid disruption.
- Efficiency: moving out gives your contractor the space and flexibility to do what they need to do quickly and efficiently. Of course, we can work around your family’s needs. But if time is a factor, it may pay to move out.
- Convenience: many clients simply find it easier to function outside of their home while their roof is replaced. Moving to a hotel or staying with friends and family can make things easier.
What If I Decide to Stay Home During a Roof Replacement?
If you prefer to stay home during a roof replacement, we can do it safely. A qualified contractor will make sure every safety measure is in place. As experienced contractors, we’ve found that communication is the key to success. Your roofer should let you know what to expect and outline the process, including:
- Tarping around your house and covering landscaping to protect your property.
- Tearing off the old roof.
- Installing your new roof.
- Clean up.
Your installer should give you an approximate timeline and provide regular updates. Be prepared for noise, minor inconveniences, and workers coming in and out. Be sure to move your vehicles and outdoor furniture and consider boarding your pets.
Whether You Stay or Go, a Trusted Contractor Is a Must
Whether you stay or leave home, hiring a contractor you trust is critical. If you move out, you want to ensure your home is in good hands. If you stay, you want to know that your family will be safe and experience minimal disruptions.
DryHome Roofing and Siding is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. We have endorsements from the Better Business Bureau, CertainTeed Corporation, Angie’s List, and the National Roofing Contractors Association. On top of that, Roofing Contractor magazine named our company Residential Roofing Contractor of the Year. But despite all of these professional accolades, our most important feedback comes from clients. We’re proud to have earned the trust and referrals of hundreds of clients around Northern Virginia. Our clients consistently cite our team’s professionalism and quality of work, and we are always happy to provide references. Whether you stay or go, we work hard to make the process as smooth as possible, minimizing disruption and prioritizing communication. And every happy client will confirm it’s worth a few days of inconvenience for the protection and curb appeal of a brand new roof.