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Conventional wisdom says the safest and most comfortable option is temporarily relocating during a residential roof replacement. However, this isn’t always possible. That’s why here, the expert roof replacement contractors from NuHome Exteriors discuss factors to consider when deciding what to do during your roof replacement.


How Disruptive is Replacing a Roof?


How long a roof replacement’s disruption lasts depends on its size, the job’s complexity, and weather conditions. But no matter how long the roof replacement takes, it can certainly get loud, especially during the demolition or roof removal phase.


 Other common disturbances when installing a new roof include:


  • Possible fumes or odors from adhesives and coatings
  • Old roof debris collection and disposal
  • Disruption in HVAC system operation
  • Ladders, scaffolding, and other equipment blocking entry points, including the garage


What to Consider When Deciding Whether to Move During a Roof Replacement


Most roofing contractors agree moving out of the house during a roof replacement is the best option. However, consider the following issues before and during your stay in interim housing:


  • Roofing Project Duration: Ask your roofing contractor how long they estimate your roof replacement to take. This will help you decide if you want to be away for part or all of the project.


  • What to Pack: Make a list of essential items you want with you, including important documents, valuables, and medications.


  • Location: Whether staying with family or friends or renting temporary lodging, find a conveniently located place that allows you to visit your home if necessary.


  • Budget: Don’t forget to include any temporary housing expenses, including dining out, etc., in your roof replacement’s overall cost.


  • Communication with Your Roof Replacement Contractor: Determine if the roofing contractor will stay in touch with you by phone, text, or email.


  • Pets: If you have one or more pets, ask your hosts if bringing them with you is okay. If not, consider boarding them at a reputable facility or asking a friend or family member to look after them.


How To Prepare if You Decide to Stay Home During a Roof Replacement


If you want to remain home during the roof replacement, here’s how to minimize disruptions and make the experience as stress-free as possible:


  • Parking: Ask if you’ll have access to your driveway and garage, as some neighborhoods have restrictions regarding contractor trucks or non-resident parking.


  • Power Disruption: Ask the roofer to warn you if any utilities, including electricity, water, or HVAC systems, will be turned off.


  • Noise: The nonstop sounds of demolition, hammering, drilling, and other construction activities could be overwhelming, so invest in quality noise-canceling headphones or earplugs.


  • Safety Precautions: Ask your roofing contractor about safety barriers, caution tapes, and signs that will help protect your family and belongings during the roof replacement.


  • Dust & Debris: A quality roofing contractor uses advanced techniques to seal off rooms, but you should still cover furniture and other valuables to protect them from any dust or debris.


Contact NuHome Exteriors, your local roof replacement contractor, today


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