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What can you expect on the day of your roof replacement?

Now that you are ready for your roof replacement and wondering if you should stay home from work or not?  That's a question we get a lot at Charlotte Ace Roofing before we start a project.

One of the first questions customers ask after they sign their roofing agreement is if they should stay home or go to work. The answer to that question is pretty simple, but there are a couple of things you need to know about staying home during your roof replacement.  

The crew at Charlotte Ace Roofing has been replacing roofs in the Charlotte area for a few years now. We know what it takes to give you a roof that gives you peace of mind. We understand investing in a roof replacement can be a vert stressful time.  Picking the right roofing contractor in Charlotte is not an easy task.

At Charlotte Ace Roofing we are always looking to answer any questions to make this journey as stress-free as possible, I’m going to explain what you can expect if you choose to stay home during your roof replacement. 

Should I stay home for my roof replacement?

The truth is, it’s totally up to you if you want to stay home during your roof replacement. Maybe you want to ensure your roof is being properly installed or you want to be there to ask your contractor questions if they come up or if you see something that concerns you.

Whatever the reason, if you decide to stay home, your contractor shouldn’t have a problem with it. But the real question is if you should stay home. Even though it’s your choice, any local reputable roofing contractor will recommend you vacate your home whenever they’re working on your roof

See below why your roofing contractor will suggest you leave on the day of your roof replacement. 

4 things to keep in mind if you decide to stay home during a roof replacement

So, a contractor recommends you leave during your roof replacement, but why? There are 4 things you need to be aware of if you want to stay home during a roof replacement. 

Between the noise and the possibility your car may get blocked in, you may change your mind about staying home. 

1. Roof replacements are very loud and annoying

If you’ve never been in your home when someone is hammering nails on your roof, you don’t realize how loud your roof replacement will be. It’s hard to stay inside your home with the constant banging. 

If you have a two-story house, then the banging will be a little muffled on the first floor. But no matter where you are in your home, it’s going to be extremely aggravating to hear the installers hammer nails until the sun goes down

2. Think about how your pets may react to the noise of a roof replacement 

You also have to consider your pets. From what I’ve heard from customers, cats seem to be more affected by the noise than dogs. I’ve had customers who said they didn’t see their cat for a week after a roof replacement.... That is due to the noise during the roofing install.

If you have a dog that’s bothered by thunderstorms then chances are they’re not going to like the loud pounding and banging. Don’t drive your pets crazy, it's better to find somewhere they can go until your roof replacement is completed. 

3. Stay out of the way of the installers during your roof replacement

When you hire an experienced roofing contractor to replace your roof, you are trusting they know how to do their job. So it’s important to consider you safety -that you stay out of the way as much as possible

If you stay home during your roof replacement, you have to be very careful coming out of your home. When your old roof is torn off, the crew can’t see over the edge of the roof to know if you or someone else is walking around. 

Your contractor won’t throw all the roofing debris by your door or other entrances to your home. However, if you stand by or near the gutter line there’s a possibility you could be hit with some shingles. 

Your roofing contractor will let you know where they’re tearing off so you know what areas to avoid for your safety.

4. Don’t let your vehicles get blocked in before the roof replacement begins

Something else you need to consider is your cars. One of the first things a contractor does when they arrive at your home is to ensure they aren’t blocking any of your cars in. But if you decided to stay home during your replacement and you didn’t move your car because you didn’t expect to go anywhere, what happens if you need to leave your house?


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