Roof replacement is a project that requires proper planning and budgeting. This is because it is a demanding to the homeowner who needs to cope with all the things going on. It takes several days to be completed as there is a lot of tearing off and installing. It’s vital for every homeowner to be aware of how to cope with roof replacement.
- Be Ready for an Immense Mess
With a roof replacement project, you can expect a lot of noise and debris. This is because as the existing roof is torn off and a new one installed, there is usually a lot of banging and hammering. The noise can be too much that it is advisable those in the home and within the vicinity are advised. On top of the noise, the other mess is that there will be a lot of debris. This will actually occupy a lot of space in your yard. To be prepared for this, ensure there is enough space for the same.
- Put Aside Some Extra Money
Of course you will get an approximation of how much it will cost for the roof replacement. You can get several costs and average the cost but you will need to put some money aside for the unexpected. It should be a minimum of 20% of the total cost. You do not want to be surprised by the final cost. The amount of the exact cost can vary thus it’s good to be prepared.
- Plan on Where to Live
If you have alternate housing, it will be better for the entire family. But this will depend on whether you are replacing the entire roof or just part of it. Replacing part of it may not be as stressful as you can live in a separate room within the house. The problem comes when you have to replace the entire roof. With all the noise and debris, this will inconvenience the family and the pets. If you do not have alternative housing, you will need to plan on how you will live with minimal disturbance.
- Secure Fragile Items
Your home definitely has fragile items that can easily break or get damaged. They have to be secured otherwise you will be counting loses. If it’s the entire roof that is being replaced, as you seek alternate housing, you may consider doing the same for the fragile items. They range from furniture, appliances and any other fragile items.
A roof replacement project is demanding as there is a lot of tearing, installing, debris and noise among other things. A homeowner needs to prepare for this and everyone within the home. Alternate housing should be considered where necessary, fragile items must be removed from their rooms, some extra money for the project should be put aside and one should expect colossal mess. Basically, there will be a lot going on in the home as well as inconveniences and thus it’s good to be prepared for this.