Can You Live In Your Home During A Roof Replacement?

November 23, 2020

Can You Live In Your Home During A Roof Replacement?

A roof replacement is a big project, and one that of course comes with noise and other disruptions. Some homeowners might choose to leave the house during their roofing project, but this isn’t required. In fact, other homeowners might like to stick it out at the house regardless of the construction in order to have their home comforts. What does that look like, and which is the right choice for you? Let’s break that down in today’s blog.

How Long Does a Roof Replacement Take?

Roof replacements can take anywhere between 1-7 days. It depends on the extent of the roof replacement, the size of your roof, and the roofers themselves. If your roof replacement is simply adding new covering to the roof, that will only take a day or two most likely. If the decking has to be repaired or replaced, it could take longer. Typically, there’s one day involved to dispose of the old roofing material and clean up before the project is finished. Take this into account when it comes to how long you can live with construction or how much you’d be able to pay for a stay at a hotel.

Staying At Home During a Roof Replacement

When you have your roof replaced by professional roofers, they can understand the need to go about your daily life and will try to accommodate that. Professionals will go about their work with as little disruption as possible so you can continue to get the kids ready for school, do your work, or decompress after a long day. However, there are some things you’ll have to be prepared for when it comes to staying at home during a roof replacemen,t such as construction noise, construction dust, and the presence of the crew throughout the day. Small children and pets will need to be kept away from the construction, as well.

Leaving Home During a Roof Replacement

Many choose to leave their homes during a roof replacement just to reduce stress and live more comfortably. They might stay with family, while others might stay at a hotel. If you have pets, you’ll need to stay somewhere where you can bring the pets or you’ll have to board them somewhere. If you choose this option, the project manager will give you their number and keep you posted in case they need to reach you for something to do with the project.

So if you want to live in your home during a roof replacement, you certainly can. There are pros and cons to both options. Talk to your roofer about the right option for you. Contact Houston Roofing today for more information or a free estimate.

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