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Eventually, whether it’s due to age or damage, a roof replacement may be needed for your home. Beyond finding the right roofing contractor and figuring out all of the details for your new roof, it’s important to figure out where you’re going to stay. After all, having a new roof installed on your home can be a significant undertaking, and you may be worried about whether it’s safe to be in your home while the work is being done. Is staying at home a good option? Would it be better to get a hotel room? Is now the perfect time for a short vacation? Read below to learn more about whether you should stay home or head out. 

Is Staying Home an Option?

Staying home is definitely possible, though it’s not always a good idea. Staying home can help alleviate the budget a little bit, as you won’t have to add a hotel bill to the roof replacement cost. If the budget is a concern, ask about the roof replacement cost before making any decisions. If you do decide to stay home, make sure you know what to expect during the replacement and how long it will take. Though it should only take a couple of days, if there are any complications, it can take up to two weeks before the work is done. 

What to Expect During the Replacement

If you’re staying home, you’ll want to know what to expect so that you can plan for it. While you may not experience everything on this list, some of the things that can happen inside the home during a residential roof replacement include the following. 

Loud Noises

Working on the roof is loud. Our roof replacement company will use power tools like nail guns during the installation, and because everything is happening on top of the house, the sound can be amplified indoors. Expect there to be a lot of noise during the day. 


Depending on various factors, a significant amount of dust may enter the house during the roof replacement process. During a roof replacement, dust and debris can be knocked down while the work is done, which can make the house a little messier until everything is complete. 

Exposure to Elements

Between the old roof being removed and the new roof being installed, there’s going to be a little bit of exposure to the elements. While we will provide tarps if needed to protect the home from rain, if it’s cold outside while the roof is being replaced, expect it to be cold inside. If it’s hot outside, it’ll be hot inside, too. 

Extended Work Hours

In some cases, we may have extended working hours to attempt to get the job done as quickly as possible. Depending on local ordinances and other factors, this could mean the work goes on longer during the day, so the noise doesn’t just stop when it’s 5 p.m. 

Safety Concerns

Depending on the structure of your roof and its surroundings, such as whether or not there’s an attic, there may be safety concerns with staying home during the residential roof replacement. It may be necessary to wear a hard hat in certain rooms, for instance, or it may be a much better idea to head out for a few days until the job is done. 

Impact on Pets and Kids

Don’t forget to consider the kids and pets and the impact the roof replacement might have on them. The loud noises can be too much for them to deal with, or there might be issues with dust causing allergies to worsen. 

Schedule Roof Replacement With A. Brooks Construction Kanga Roof

Deciding whether to stay home during your roof replacement is a personal choice that depends on a variety of factors. Whether you decide to stay home or stay elsewhere, it’s important to find a reputable roofing contractor like A. Brooks Construction Kanga Roof and be aware of the costs associated with this type of project. 

Ultimately, a new roof can be a significant investment in your home’s future. By taking the time to find a reputable team and making the best choice for your living situation during the installation process, you can ensure that your new roof is installed properly and will protect your home for years to come.

Reach out to A. Brooks Construction Kanga Roof now to start planning the replacement of your roof. Call (215) 752-6145 or contact us online to schedule your roof replacement consultation in Bucks County, PA.

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