Moving Out of Your Home During a Roof Replacement: Yes or No?

Roof replacement is probably one of the biggest projects a homeowner will invest in. Not only will it involve some careful decision making, it can also cause some temporary changes in your daily life. One of the things you should consider, for example, is if it’s actually necessary to move out of your home during the project. Texas Traditions Roofing, one of the leading residential and commercial roofing contractors in the area, answers that here.


No, You Don’t Have To

Replacing the roof of an average-sized, single-family home will only take a few days, usually under a week. It may be a bit longer if major repair work to the roof structure has to be done, or if there’s a major weather event. You won’t have to stay elsewhere because your roofer will perform the actual replacement on weekdays, when you’re at work, which means any disruptions will be minimal. 


Unless You Work at Home

But if you work or spend most of your time at home, that’s a different story. Texas Traditions Roofing is an expert in roof replacement, and while we take care to always be respectful and professional, this project does get noisy and messy. It might be a better idea to stay elsewhere in the meantime during the replacement process if you feel like you won’t be able to stand the noise.


But What If You Are Unable to Leave Your Home?

If you can’t stay out of your home, or feel like you can handle it for a day or two, take the necessary measures to make the experience less stressful. These include:


  1. Letting your children know what’s going on, and giving them a few extra rules for this period. Make sure they don’t wander out to the work area, and designate safe spaces in the home where they can play. 

  2. Securing your pets by keeping them in a quiet room, where they won’t be distressed by the workers, mess and noise. 

  3. Making sure to park your vehicles on the other side of the street to protect them from falling debris.


When it comes to professional roof repair and replacement, look no further than Texas Traditions Roofing. We always ensure a safe and worry-free experience when you choose us to handle your project. We proudly serve the areas in and around Waco, TX. Call us today at (512) 415-4590 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.