A few questions might come to mind as you prepare for your new roof replacement. The amount of noise might be a big concern. Roof replacements can be very loud, causing a slight disruption to your daily activities. If you have questions about an upcoming roof replacement, here are a few things to keep in mind.
How Loud Will a Roof Replacement Be?
Many homeowners have never experienced someone hammering nails into their roof. The loud noises might be surprising to them. Yes, it will be noisy with the constant pounding and banging from the roofers. Unfortunately, that is part of the installation process for your roof replacement. Even the best roofing companies cannot quiet the sounds of hammers during the installation.
However, the type of home does make a difference. For example, if you have a two-story house, the hammering will be muffled on the first floor. On the other hand, those ranch-style homes will hear the full force of banging from the workers. No matter where you stay in your home, you will hear the sounds of installers hammering nails from the start to the end of the day.
In many situations, that sound will reverberate throughout the neighborhood. If you have neighbors close to your home, consider giving them a heads-up that you are replacing the roof. With that, they can prepare for the loud noises.
How To Prepare for a New Roof or Roof Replacement
Now that you know your next roof will be extremely loud, is there any way to lessen the noise? Here are a few tips to prepare for your new roof or replacement project:
Should You Stay or Go?
A new roof or replacement will be loud and annoying. You need to decide whether you want to stay inside or find somewhere else for the day. If you work from home, you might want to find a quiet spot. However, if the noise doesn’t bother you, then remain inside for the project.
Some homeowners don’t leave because they want to ensure the roof is installed correctly. Others choose to stay home in case the contractor needs to access the interior or has a question. Many contractors will not have a problem with you staying in the home during the project. Make sure to understand all of the pros and cons before the big day. If you decide to stay, but the noise becomes too loud, you can always leave for a quieter spot.
Take Your Pets Into Consideration
All that hammering and pounding can be annoying for you, but what about your cat or dog? Some pets are sensitive to loud noises and bangs. You need to know whether your pet can tolerate those loud noises for several hours. If your pet has trouble with thunderstorms or fireworks, you might want to find a quiet place for them throughout the project’s duration. When your pet gets scared, they may hide or try to run out of the house. A basement is a good place for your dog or cat to relax. However, you might want to ask a friend to watch them or think about booking a spot at a pet boarding facility.
Remove Items Off the Wall
While picture frames and wall art are not direct sources of noise, they can cause some vibrations throughout your home. Those vibrations can be annoying as the contractor is hammering on your roof. You can reduce the noise by going around your home and removing everything from the wall.
A new roof or roof replacement is a loud process that requires plenty of hammering and pounding. When you leave frames and art on the wall, all that excessive vibration could cause your valuables to fall down to the ground. If it is not securely hung, take it down, especially anything irreplaceable, valuable, or important. With bare walls, it can help reduce some of the noise in your home. Plus, you can keep all of those valuables safe during the installation process.
What To Expect on the Day of the Roof Replacement
You already know that this roofing project will be loud. With that, you can start to prepare for the process. Remember that you need to decide whether to stay home or leave, find a quiet spot for your pets, and remove those valuables from the wall. With all of that out of the way, here are a few things that you can expect on the day of the roof replacement.
First, the contractor will deliver the roofing materials to your home. This step often happens the day before the project begins. After that, the roofing team starts to move objects out of the way and secure a perimeter around your home. A professional roofing team will take the time to ensure your property is not damaged during the project.
Once everything is delivered and secured, the roofers will work to remove the old roof. They need to start with a fresh base for the new roof or replacement. A good contractor will never install a new roof on an old one. When that stage is completed, they will start to install the new materials. These professionals will work their way around your home to install the new roof. The installation process can take a lot of time as the team installs underlayment, drip edges, and other components of the new roof.
The roofing team will clean up and inspect the work when everything is installed. Depending on the size of your roof, it can take anywhere from a few days to a week.
Find a Professional Roofer for Your Replacement
Now you know what to expect when planning a new roof or replacement project. RGB Construction has a team of technicians who have the skills, knowledge, and expertise to complete your next replacement project. We are a veteran-owned business committed to giving you high-quality workmanship on every project. If you want to schedule a consultation, give us a call at 856-264-9093.