Two reasons why you should move out of your home whilst its roof is being restored

Posted on: 17 April 2018


Whilst it is technically possible to live in your home whilst a roofer restores its roof, it is not necessarily a good idea. Read on to find out why you may be better off moving into temporary accommodation for the duration of the roof restoration process.

To prevent delays

If you decide to remain in your house throughout the course of the roof restoration, there is a chance that your roofer may require more time to complete their work than if you had decided to move out.

The reason for this is as follows; if you are inside the house during the roof restoration, your roofer may need to take your needs into consideration before deciding to carry out a particular task.

For example, if you work from home and need to have a video conference with some colleagues, you may have to ask your roofer not to perform any noisy work (such as hammering or drilling) whilst this meeting is taking place.

Similarly, if you have just had a baby and he or she cannot sleep in noisy environments, your roofer may need to stop carrying out any loud activities whilst your infant takes their daily naps.

Additionally, if you or anyone in your house suffers from asthma, you may have to stop the roof restoration process if the dust generated by it results in someone having an asthma attack.

If you interrupt your roofer like this on a regular basis, you could end up significantly extending the length of the roof restoration work.

Conversely, if you move into temporary accommodation, your roofer will be able to go about their work in a quick and efficient manner, without having to take the needs of anyone nearby into account before they decide to carry out a particular task.

To avoid any stress or excessive disruption to your daily activities

Roof restoration work is a messy and extremely loud process. It is impossible to do this type of work without generating a lot of noise and dust.

If you choose to stay in your home whilst this work is being carried out, you may find yourself feeling extremely stressed out as a result of being constantly exposed to loud noises and having your daily activities disrupted (for example, your roofer may need to switch off your house's electricity supply for several hours at a time; this could affect your ability to use your computer, watch television or prepare hot food and drinks).

As such, if you want to keep your stress levels to a minimum throughout this process, it may be better to simply move out until the roof restoration is finished.