Replacing a roof on an average single-family home is a fairly extensive home improvement that takes time to schedule and complete. It can be a considerable inconvenience to your life, but you don't need to move out while the new roof is being installed or while the roof repair is being carried out. A reputable roofing company will take special care to ensure that you are not inconvenienced during the time of the replacement. The short and simple answer is no, there is no need to do so.
Replacing a roof on an average single-family home will only require a few days of time. Typically, the time period for a complete roof replacement is between two and three days; however, it can usually be done in less than a week as long as there are no major weather incidents or the need for major repairs. Most professional roofers work during the week, when most people are at school and work. This means that disruption to daily activities is minimal. It's very good to know that the roof replacement causes enough noise to bother pets.
I can see that my dog, with his personality, would be annoyed by those noises. He barks every time someone walks on the pavement in front of the house. I can deal with the noise on the roof, but I'm just worried about the remnants of the old tiles. Believe it or not, terrible weather and a good home insurance policy can help you get a significant discount on roof repair or replacement. I don't know if I would call it "luck," but here in Phoenix, we have monsoons.
Monsoons are really bad wind storms that kick up a lot of dirt, debris and dust. For those who don't know what vapour chillers are, they are for dry climates and are similar to air conditioners, except they are less efficient and make the air very humid. That's not the actual description, but that's my version. They are very common in Phoenix because they are generally cheaper to operate. Also, consider removing pictures or frames from the walls. Nothing fell off the walls while the roofers were working, but I wouldn't be surprised if they had fallen. Absolutely, 100%, get out of your house.
Don't do like me and listen to people on the internet who say "it's not that bad, only people who are sensitive to noise will want to leave". No, you will want to leave. My dog, on the other hand? Oh, no. I spent 70 days bribing her to shut up, because she just wanted to bark like crazy. Actually, she's also a normal, well-behaved dog 99 of the time.
However, if someone is in her space, making incredibly loud noises, she goes crazy. Again, don't listen to people on the internet who say you and your pets will get used to the noise. Your dog (unless he is deaf) will not get used to the noise. And if you have a dog that protects you in any way, forget it.
It will bark like crazy. Your roofing contractor is the best person to talk to about the time needed to complete a roofing project because every project is different and several factors go into the time needed. Roof replacement is one of the most tedious, complicated and overwhelming home improvement projects you can undertake. Not all roofing jobs go smoothly, and while your roof should be fixed and ready to go when the job is finished, if you're considering living in your home while your roof is being replaced or repaired - make sure you take safety first into account. It's probably best not to be home when the new roof is installed as it will be very noisy and distracting. Consider leaving for the entire time so you don't have to put up with any inconveniences or distractions during this process.