Your home may look and feel like chaos during a roof replacement, but an excellent roofing contractor will have everything under control.
To prepare yourself and your property for this major renovation, learn what to expect during a roof replacement, and take the necessary steps to ensure the job is completed as smoothly as possible.
Make Plans Ahead of Time
Every roof replacement has one characteristic in common: noise. Replacing a roof is noisy business, and you’re going to hear loud building sounds echoing and reverberating through your home. The best way to handle this is to leave for the day.
Even if you don’t mind the noise, if you have small children and a rambunctious dog, it may be better for their safety if you plan an excursion versus staying at home during a roof replacement. Roofers will be doing demolition for the earlier part of the day, and you don’t want your little ones — or your little furry ones —anywhere near falling debris.
Protect Valuables from Damage
The construction vibrations can cause mirrors, paintings and pictures to fall off the walls. To prevent this, take them down ahead of time and lay them flat on a stable surface.
Also, move fragile valuables off of shelves, especially those that are leaning against the wall or on the upper floor, closer to the roof.
Move Outdoor Items Away from the Roof
Do you have patio furniture or a lawnmower near the roof’s edge?
Move all items away from the house to ensure they aren’t damaged by falling debris. While your contractor’s team will do everything they can to direct old roof material into the dumpster, it’s better to take appropriate precautions.
Anticipate Delivery and Cleanup
Your roofing contractor will deliver a hefty load of material either the day before or the morning of the project. They will also use a dumpster to truck away the old roof covering. Make sure you have adequate space in your driveway for these deliveries.
Let a Professional Handle It
Most of all, you should be excited during a roof replacement. You’ve found a quality contractor and team to manage the project from beginning to end, and soon your roof is going to be the envy of the neighborhood.
Call the Roof Doctor when you need a new roof — we’re the team you can trust for excellent work and tips to help you prepare.