People are often confused about whether they should move out temporarily while their roof is being replaced by their roofing companies. The answer can be summarized simply: you don’t have to move out. A roof replacement is a major home improvement project, but you don’t necessarily have to leave your home while it’s happening. Of course, jobs vary from one place to another, and it’s important to take things on a case-by-case basis before making a decision.
While replacing a roof is a pretty huge undertaking, the whole job rarely takes more than a week. Barring weather-related concerns and other unexpected challenges, tearing out an old roofing system and installing a new one only take about two to three days. Roofing contractors also usually work during the weekday while everyone is at work or in school, which means even less disruption to your normal day-to-day activities.
You can expect a team of strangers walking on your roof and going about your home during a roof replacement. This much traffic can often distress even the calmest of pets. It’s best to ask a close friend or a relative to house your animals temporarily while the work is happening. If this is not an option, consider keeping them in a safe and quiet room in your home like the basement instead.
On the other hand, young children are easier to handle. Explain to them what is going on, and establish a few additional rules during this time. It’s also best to provide them with a safe area where they could stay, spend time and play in so they don’t get in the way of the construction.
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