Just as every dog has its day, every roof must be replaced, to the homeowners chagrin. As we know, the need to replace your roof comes for a number of reasons, and with every roofing job customers ask the same question: “can I live at home while my roof is being replaced?”. Well, the short answer is yes, but there are some caveats that have been discussed below.
Choose your roofers wisely
Roofing companies in the North East that are worth their salt, will go above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and not placed at an inconvenience. Roofers are people too. They understand that you have things to do, like raise the kids, clean the house, care for your pets and more. However, we don’t recommend planning a huge gathering of family and friends while you’re getting your roof replaced. While your roofers can be accommodating to some of your needs, it’s best not to take advantage.
It will be noisy and messy
It would be lying to tell you that living in your home while having your roof replaced will mean staying in your usual relaxing environment. Roof replacements are noisy. Very noisy. So if you have babies, small children or pets who are easily distressed by noise, it might be best for you to find temporary accommodation somewhere whilst the repair work is going on.
Moreover, there will be lots of dust and debris around the interior and exterior of the home, so if someone in your family suffers from asthma or allergies, most roofers would recommend finding temporary accommodation for that person, until most of the residue of the rebuild has been cleared away.
You’ll be able to oversee the work
While you might have to wear a hard hat to move around your property whilst the work is going on, you will be able to oversee all of the work on your property when you stay at home. No one relishes the idea of leaving strangers in their home, and while most roofers won’t present you with a problem, it’s still your home. Moreover, you’ll be able to ensure the workers are arriving on time and that they aren’t taking too many breaks, ensuring your project will be complete on time. Most importantly, you can see for yourself that they are working professionally and efficiently.
It’s just more convenient
Well, it’s certainly much easier (not to mention cheaper) to stay at home as opposed to booking a hotel room, and it’s a much nicer experience than having to bunk up with a kind family member or friend. Not to mention, you’d have to store your belongings elsewhere, be further away from work and deal with other inconveniences of just not being in your own space.
Simply put, if you can put up with some of the drawbacks of being at home during the week of your roof replacement, you will reap the rewards of your everyday life not having to change much, saving some money and having all of your home comforts around you, minus the roof, of course.