If you’ve scheduled in some crucial roof repairs and are stressing about whether or not you should be at home while it happens, you’re certainly not the only one. As it turns out, it doesn’t need to be a stressful decision at all – it’s often the case that whether you stay is completely up to you.
Although you might be around to answer any questions of the roofing contractor, provide help or even just to see that they’re doing a good job, it’s often better that you leave home while they conduct the work at hand.
If you don’t want to leave home, or simply can’t, there are a few things you should keep in mind if you do choose to stay, though – in this blog we take a look at what these are.
Your presence can sometimes cause issues
Even if you think you’re there to help, it might actually be the opposite – staying out of the way is important not only for your safety, but for theirs. Impaired visibility during the construction can mean you hurt yourself because of building materials already on the ground or those they might soon be discarding from above.
Prepare to have your silence disturbed
As with many other construction-type jobs, roofing can cause a lot of noise. You should expect very regular banging due to the contractor hammering, so if you’re planning on working from home it might be better to do so elsewhere.
Even if you don’t have anything on, the consistent banging can quickly cause annoyance, and when that banging happens all day you might be soon tearing your hair out!
Moving your car can be a hassle for everyone
If you elect to stay home, it’s important to know that your car might get blocked in. Once this happens, keep in mind that if you decide to later leave, the contractor isn’t necessarily going to be open to stopping their work so they can let you out.
If you think there might be a chance you need your car, it’s best to move it out onto the street.
Have pets? Best take them for a walk
Abrasive noise and pets are rarely a good combination, so having someone work on your roof for an extended period of time should clearly not be something they’d enjoy.
It can also be a hassle for contractors if your pets get in the way while they work, as this can represent another potential danger for both animal and human.