Here’s a question we get often: Do I need to leave my home during a roofing replacement?

If you are considering a roof replacement, you know that there is a lot to consider. This includes getting quotes from various reputable companies, ensuring you have a financial plan to pay for the replacement, and then figuring out what to plan for during the actual replacement process.

The short answer is no, you don’t have to leave your home during a roof replacement — at least not usually.

The Basics

There is not a specific requirement for you to leave home for the replacement. However, there are some preparations that will need to be made ahead of time.

For example, if your home has been damaged in a storm and there are issues that need to be addressed because of that, it may be easier for you to stay somewhere else during the replacement or repair.

This is something that you can discuss with your roofing company ahead of time, however, to ensure your roofing work goes smoothly.

If you choose to be away from the home at the time of replacement, you will need to allow access to the power supply for the home should the roofers need it.

Also, it’s a good idea to be available via phone so the roofing contractor can contact you if there are any issues that arise or if they need your approval on anything during the roof replacement process.

If you choose to stay home during the replacement, you will need to plan for some noise and for some interruptions, as most construction-style projects require. For example, if replacing a roof requires additional roof repairs or a complete tear-down, then there will be some falling debris and other things to be mindful of.

Other Considerations

If you work from your home, find a quiet spot to work or consider taking the day off. The best part about being home during the installation is having access to the installers as the high-quality roof is being installed. They can contact you if needed, and you can see what is happening and can ask questions if the need arises, too.

Whatever your decision is, you can trust that your home and your roof are in good hands with the team at Mountaintop Metal Roofing.

Replacing a roof is a big project, but it’s one we’re experts at. Plus, this will likely be the only roof replacement your home will ever need!

Call us today for a quote on a roof replacement for your home this summer!