Our roof is being redone tomorrow, worried about cats.
January 15, 2013 8:55 PM Subscribe
Our house still has its original roof from when it was built in the mid-1950s. It's finally getting replaced tomorrow -- after months of leaks in nearly every room -- but I'm worried about our two indoor cats dealing with it. I know the noise will terrify them and they will hide, but are there other things I should worry about?
posted by perryfugue to Home & Garden (18 answers total)
My roommate and I will both be at work all day. The house is one story and ~1400 square feet with vaulted ceilings, so I think it's going to be pretty noisy and unpleasant. We're going to take the precautions we can think of: shutting off the bathrooms (which both have ceiling vents leading straight through the roof) and taking down anything that could possibly fall off walls or shelves from the house shaking. We're also going to cover our beds/desks in case things get really dusty. But should I be worried about, say, harmful dust and chemicals getting inside the house? The cats are about a year old and have more tolerance for racket than some other cats I've had, but I'm sure they're not going to like this.
Maybe I'm overthinking it, but I've never had serious housework like this done and I'd like to get some feedback from people who know better than me. Thanks!