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Should I Stay at Home During My Roof Replacement?

If you are wondering “should I stay at home during my roof replacement” HUDCO Roofing and Exteriors is here to guide you through this answer. A roof repairing project is very exciting for a variety of different reasons starting with the fact that you will learn new things. Along with all the excitement, it can be a stressful process at the same time. A lot of questions will rise in your mind, like how long the roofing project takes to complete and how many workers will work on your property, etc. 


Deciding to go to work or stay at home is a very difficult choice, and many homeowners get stuck on this question. The simple answer is that you can do as you want. There is no need for you to stay home, but you can stay if you have time. Here we will discuss all the perks of staying at home during a roof replacement project. 

Perks of Staying Home During a Roof replacement 

During the project, most homeowners love to stay at home, and there are perks to doing so. The final decision to stay at home depends on your comfort level, preference, and schedule. 

You can ask questions on the spot

Even if you have hired a professional roofing contractor, it is important to engage with them from time to time to know about what is coming up and what is happening now. Homeowners have their reasons to stay at home like they will oversee the work by themselves. Roofers may need access to the attic, which can only be accessed from inside the house. 

By being at home, you can guide them to the target location. If you live in a hot area, share snacks and lemonade with workers to keep their morale high and have a good relationship with them. Simply show them all the locations and go to your work.     

Avoid paying for other accommodations

Some homeowners work from home and don’t have to go anywhere else. They can stay at home and avoid paying for accommodation for the time of the project. Use these savings to purchase better products for your roof, so it lasts longer. 

Things to consider when staying at home

During a roof replacement, prepare yourself for certain things if you want to stay at home. The day won’t be quiet and peaceful during a full roof replacement project. You must change your routine entirely or partially to adjust to the project. 

1. It will be loud 

Who loves to hear loud noises? Nobody, but you must get ready for some loud noises if you choose to stay at home. Workers will nail shingles down with the roof, throw debris from a height, walk over the roof, etc., and all these will be louder than you can imagine. 

Things will be easier for owners of two-story houses, but they will also hear some noises, but single-story house owners will have a bad day. For this reason, you may want to spend your time at some other place. 

2. Be Respectful to the Roofing Team

Being on-site can be a perk for the roofing team and you at the same time. Be respectful towards workers and give them space to work peacefully. It is alright to check on their progress from time to time but don’t stay on their heads all the time. Professional contractors share complete information about their day with the homeowner at the start. 

3. Take care of your pets

Consider the personality of your pet and share all the details with the team of workers before the project starts. It will be a headache to take care of them and their fears. Dogs and other pets can be afraid of loud noises. Also, keep your aggressive dogs away from the team, or they may harm them, which will lead to a legal battle. It is better to take your pet somewhere else for you and for the team as they don’t have to worry about anything and work at a better pace.  

4. Keep Kids in safe spaces 

Almost every house has some kids, and the homeowner should keep them in a safe space during the project. The team of professionals here at HUDCO will share all the safety instructions with you at the start of the project, and you should follow them as told. Take your children to a new place if they don’t like to stay put for long instead of making them run around the house while workers are completing the project. They can get hit by an object. 

HUDCO Roofing & Exteriors can provide you with the help you need. Getting in touch with us can be done by calling us at 225-364-1007. We service areas in Bossier City, Shreveport, and Baton Rouge, LA.

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