Do you have a roof replacement scheduled in the near future? If so, don't make the mistake of not doing any prep work before your roofers arrive. Make sure to have the following items on your to-do list before the roof replacement process starts.
Clear Out Items Around Your Home That Can Break
One mistake that many people make is not thinking about the thing around their home that can break during a roof replacement job. They may have a glass patio table that could shatter if a piece of roofing material hit it at the right angle, or potted plants that could get crushed by a shingle that falls off the roof. Take some time and remove all of these items from the surrounding area, making sure to move them to a safe place that is far away in your backyard. It's a little bit of effort, but you'll end up avoiding accidental damage caused from the roof replacement.
Cover Items In Your Attic
The roofers are going to be doing a lot of pounding with hammers on your roof, which will cause all sorts of dirt and to fall off the ceiling in your attic. If you are using your attic for storing things, such as your Christmas tree or other things you don't need right away, know that they could potentially get dirty during the roof construction. It's a good idea to cover anything in your attic that you plan on bringing back down one day, even if it's in a sealed box, with a tarp or old sheets When the roof replacement is done, all you need to do is take the cover outside and shake it off. This will prevent all that dirt and debris from getting into your home when you get that item out of storage in your attic
Remove Items That Can Fall
The vibration from all the pounding can extend beyond your attic. It's possible that you could end up with artwork that falls off of walls, or items in your china cabinet that fall over. You should plan to take these items down prior to the roof replacement job to make sure that they do not break. While it's a slim possibility, it's always better to be safe than sorry when something expensive could fall and break.
For more tips about how to prepare, speak to your roofing contractor prior to the day of your roof replacement.Share
22 January 2019
One thing I never realized about roofing is what a difference it can make in the appearance of a home. The roofing on my home was more than 20 years old before we got around to replacing it. As we were working with our roofing contractor to choose the materials that we wanted to use, I learned quite a bit about the many, many options that we had to consider. Our blog will show you several of the options and provide you with facts about each type of material that you can use. Hopefully, what we have included here will help you choose the roofing that will look and perform the best on your home.