One of the biggest home renovations a Dallas homeowner can plan is a roof replacement. Roof replacements are a massive undertaking that literally tears down and replaces one of the most important architectural pieces of a home.
While a roof replacement may be a jarring experience, many people just don’t like to leave the comfort of their own home, even during a renovation. Yes, it’s entirely possible for a family to cohabitate with the construction of a new roof. However, those wanting to stay home should know what they’re getting themselves into.
Here are some considerations you should take before making the decision to stay home during a day’s long roof replacement.
Construction is Very Loud
Right now, many businesses have adopted hybrid practices, and several people are still working permanently from home. Concentration during the workday is essential. So, keep in mind that while a construction team will provide excellent customer service, the process as a whole is a very loud experience.
If staying at home, make sure you have noise-canceling headphones or are prepared to deal with the additional noise level on your property.
Consider How Your Pets May React to the Action
When preparing for a roof replacement remember that your pets are sensitive creatures and may have an adverse reaction to the commotion caused by a roof replacement. Loss of appetite, moodiness, and hair loss are all potential consequences of a stressed pet.
If you know that your pet isn’t a huge fan of noise or strangers moving in and around their property, it may be best for theirs and our team’s safety to relocate them with a relative for a couple of days.
How Old Are Your Children?
While older children are more likely to heed warnings about avoiding the construction area, babies and toddlers present an entirely different risk if you’re staying home.
Although it’s still your choice, our suggestion is to schedule an off-site sitter or all-day activity. That way you can keep the young ones distracted and out of harm’s way during any roofing repairs or construction.
Do You Have a Safe Place to Park Your Vehicles?
A roof replacement brings large trucks full of equipment that will need immediate access to your roof. Essentially, your driveway is going to become a dedicated construction zone. So, you want to make sure that if you do plan to stay home, that you have a designated place to relocate your vehicle.
Talk to some neighbors and ask if you can park your cars in front of their property, or if in an HOA, ask your management team about their parking recommendations. Whatever your situation is, the last thing you want is to be blocked into your home while construction is in progress.
Plan Your Next Roof Replacement with Concord Roofing & Construction
If you have a roof that is 20 years or older or is experiencing signs of significant roof damage, it’s time to reach out to a professional roofing contractor to consider a roof replacement.
The contractors of Concord Roofing & Construction have decades of roofing experience and are dedicated to providing our customers with an honest and effective roof replacement or repair service.
Contact us today to learn more about our affordable roofing and construction services or to schedule an initial consultation.