Roof replacement is a major home improvement project. It is also a significant investment, so a lot of planning goes into it, ensuring you get the results you’re looking for. While the bulk of the planning for a roof repair or replacement has to do with the project itself, you also have to take into consideration how it will affect your everyday life. For a lot of people, this involves making a decision whether to move out or not.
The truth is, you don’t usually have to move since getting a new roof generally takes under a week at most. However, you are most definitely free to move out if doing so will be more convenient for you. It really depends on what will address your needs best.
If you are staying, however, there are a few things you have to prepare for.
Your Family and Kids
As one of the most reliable roof companies in the area, we recommend explaining to your kids exactly what’s going on before the project begins. If you’re planning to be at home during the roof replacement with your kids, it’s best to give them a few extra rules. Know which spaces in your home are safe for them to play in as well. There’s also usually a lot of debris falling off on all sides of the roof, so refrain your kids from letting them go outside to play.
Your Outdoor Landscape and Furniture
A roofing replacement can be messy. We usually lay down tarps around the roof to catch debris, but just to be safe, we suggest bringing in any outdoor furniture. Whether you’re planning to move out or stay during the roof replacement process, you’ll want to make sure your items and property are protected, including your landscaping. Make sure to lay out a few tarps of your own on the landscaping around your home to protect it from unwanted debris.
When you’re planning to have a professional metal roofing replacement, ATD Restoration is the company to trust. Call us at (864) 729-3970 or you can fill out our convenient online form to get in touch with us today.