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When Can Roofers Start Working (and Making Noise in a Neighborhood)

Roofers do not want to be up on your roof in the middle of the day during the summer. The heat is already unbearable, but when you add in the heat coming from the shingles, it is even worse. This is why many roofers will work early in the morning or later in the evening to get the work done while the temperatures are still cool. But what time can roofers begin making noise in a residential area?

Roofers usually start working at about 7 am in residential areas and 5 in the morning in commercial areas. This allows them plenty of time to get some good work done before it gets too hot on the roof, but not so early that you have to worry about too much noise in the neighborhood. You should let your neighbors know that you plan to have roofing done so they can be prepared for some of the noise.

The experts at say, "as professional roofers, we aim to start our work as early as 6am whenever possible, especially in the hot summer months. The morning hours before 10am are prime time for making good progress before the sun gets too intense. Metal and asphalt roofs just radiate heat once the day really heats up." They are a  roofing company in Montclair, New Jersey.

Roofers want to move quickly and get the work done as fast as they can. But they do need to follow some of the local regulations and make sure that they are not disturbing the peace or causing other problems along the way. Let’s take a closer look at when roofers can start working on your home when you hire them for a new roof.

What Time in the Morning Can Roofers Begin on My Roof?

The time has finally come. You have put it off for as long as possible or there was a big storm that destroyed your roof and made it impossible for you to keep it. Now it is time to get the roof replaced so that your home will stay as safe as possible. But there are a few things that you need to know before you jump into this process.

One question you may have is what time in the morning are roofers able to get started. You may be eager to get the work done and the roofers will want to get up there and start some of the project before it gets too hot outside. The exact time they can start may be based on your area and the local regulations. Even your HOA can have some rules about this. But for many areas, the roofers will be able to start at 7 am in residential areas.

The timing can be a little different if the roofers are coming to do some work on a commercial property. Since people are usually not sleeping and living in these areas, the work can be started a little earlier in many areas. This is often a 5 am start time. This gives the roofers more time to work before it gets warm and they can get some of the noise done before the business opens their doors for the day.

My local City Code Inspector, states that "Most cities have ordinances restricting construction noise levels in residential zones before 7am and after 7pm or so. The specific hours can vary, but the intention is to balance the needs of construction projects while preserving reasonable quiet times for residents."

Why Do Roofers Start So Early in the Morning?

There are a few reasons why a roofing company will want to stat early in the morning with some of their work. To start, this gives them more of the day to do some of the work. If they are trying to get a large roof done in one day or a few homes done in the same day, it can help to start earlier. This gives them more time and makes it less likely that some of the home will be exposed during the evening and open to the elements. They can start right away in the morning and get the work done.

The biggest reason they do this is to avoid some of the heat. It is cooler in the morning, so if they are able to get started right at dawn, they can get in some good hours before hey reach the hottest time of the day. No one wants to be on top of a home when the sun is burning hot. It is already warm enough, but add in the extra heat that comes off those asphalt shingles, and it can be miserable. Many roofing companies try to start early enough that they can get the work done and get off the roof before the heat gets too bad and they have to worry about heat stroke and dehydration.

Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor for Your Needs

There are a lot of reasons that you should update your roof and make sure that it is in good shape. But you should pick a professional to get the work done. They will be able to take control over the process and will follow all of the local regulations on when they can start, the permits to help get things started and more. Pick the right contractor so they take over all the work of putting on a new roof for you.