Do I need to be home while the work is in progress?

So, you made the decision to do your roofing project, you feel good about who you chose to do the roofing work. When you hire a roofing professional to work on your roof, you should ask them if you need to be home while they work. Typically, they will tell you that you do not need to be home. First of all, you should realize that any work or repair on your roof is going to be noisy. Due to this reason, many people prefer to leave their homes and return when the work is complete. Some people simply do not feel comfortable leaving their homes
while any work is being performed. It is up to the homeowner to ask the roofing contractor what their preference is, and then decide for themselves whether or not they will remain home.

Some roofers need to use inside power to perform the work. Other roofing contractors may use an outlet that is outside while others may use a generator. If the roofing contractor is going to use an indoor plug for their power source, many homeowners may feel more comfortable staying home while the roofing contractor completes the work. Again, this is a matter of personal preference.

If you are going to leave your home and the roofing contractor will have access to the inside of your home, you should feel that they are trustworthy. Checking references and hiring reputable, established, bonded, and licensed roofers can help you find a level of comfort if you are going to leave your home while the project progresses. The better roofing companies will have employees that do not have criminal records and are not convicted felons.

You should take the time to ask your roofing contractor any questions that you may have involving the work that they will perform and their policies for handling any debris that may result from their work. Will the roofing contractor take care of alerting the neighbors?

Or will they leave that to you? Most good roofing contractors are thrilled with any excuse to talk to your neighbors! Even dropping off flyers the day before is helpful. Many homeowners are not exactly thrilled to leave their home while work is in progress and then come home to find that their prize winning rose bushes have been trampled or that their backyard is overrun with shingles, plywood, and other materials. Find out what the roofer’s policy is regarding clean up when you have your estimate and you can avoid aggravation later.