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Should I Stay Home During a Roof Replacement? 

When your roof starts showing signs of wear and tear, it’s important for you as a homeowner to replace your roof before leaks or water damage occurs in your home.

If you’ve never replaced your roof before, you may have some questions about whether you should stay home or leave during the roofing process. 

Should You Stay Home During a Roof Replacement?

If you feel comfortable with the noise, there’s no reason to leave your home while your roof is being replaced. It’s perfectly safe to stay inside and work from home.

Staying home during a roof replacement can give you peace of mind that your property is in good hands. You’ll be able to ask questions of your project manager at any time and be able to watch while the work is being completed. 

If you stay home, you’re able to answer any questions or be on hand if any situations need to be addressed, such as moving vehicles or other issues that might arise.

For your own safety, we recommend that you plan to spend your time indoors during the roofing process. Your lawn will be a work zone with debris and potential risks, so it’s not ideal for outdoor activities. 

Leaving During A Roof Replacement

You can also choose to leave while your roof is being installed. Some people would prefer not to see how the sausage gets made. Roofing can be a moderately loud process inside the house that some may find distracting if trying to work during the process. 

Meeting with the project manager before you leave and giving him your contact information should suffice if you can’t or don’t want to stay home during the roofing process. 

How Long Does A Roof Replacement Take? 

Unlike kitchen and bathroom remodels which can take weeks, a roof replacement takes between one and five days for an average home size. Many homeowners will find their roof completed in one day. Roofers tend to work from early in the morning until sunset, depending on the project. 

By choosing a quality roofer, you can be confident that your roof will get done properly and in a timely, but safe manner. 

Do You Need Alternative Living Arrangements During a Roof Replacement? 

Even if your roof takes several days to complete, you won’t need to leave your home. Because roofers only work during daylight hours, you’ll be able to enjoy nights at your home without any inconvenience. 

What about Pets and Children?

Pets and children should be kept inside during your roof replacement. Falling debris and nails will make your yard an unsafe area for children or pets. They may be more comfortable off-site, if they find loud noises to be distressing. 

Tips For A Smooth Roof Replacement

Whether you leave or stay, here are some tips that can make your life easier, and the life of your roofing team easier. 

  • Remove anything valuable hanging on your walls or on wall-attached shelves. Hammering and nailing can cause vibrations that shake walls. To be safe, secure these items so that they don’t fall.
  • Cut your grass. It makes it easier to pick up debris and any nails that fall.
  • Move any patio furniture or other outdoor items that could get damaged.
  • Clear your driveway of vehicles. Whether the company uses a dump truck or dumpster, you’ll want to give them a place to put it. 

Questions About Your Roof Replacement

When you work with Volpe, your project manager will go over many of the details of the replacement process prior to the day of installation and can answer any questions you may have. This will help you make an informed decision about staying home or leaving during your roof replacement. 

Replacing Your Roof

We understand that your home is important to you and that it protects you and your family. 

Whether you choose to stay home or leave while your house is having its roof replaced, you can be sure that Volpe Enterprises, Inc. will be respectful of your property.

Let us introduce you to one of our project consultants, who will walk you through each step of the roof replacement process so that you can feel comfortable in having your roof replaced. 

Located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Volpe Enterprises, Inc. is one of the leading roofing companies in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery County. 

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