Steps to Take Before Your New Roof is Installed
Whether you’re building a new home or revamping your exterior, a sturdy, reliable roof is essential. But installing that roof isn’t exactly a quick and easy process. There are a lot of layers and structures that go into a quality roof, and it takes a lot of hard work to get the job done right. Plus, if something doesn’t go exactly as planned, the installation could be prolonged, or your property could be damaged.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make your roofer’s job easier and help the installation process go as smoothly as possible. We’ve asked our roofers to outline the steps you should take to prepare for your roof installation or replacement. With these simple tips, you can get your roof quicker and with much less stress!
Before the Roofers Arrive, You Should Make Sure That:
- Your yard and garden are clear of light fixtures, furniture, and other obstructions, including small items like potted plants and windchimes
- You don’t park your vehicles in your garage or your driveway
- Plants and trees are covered by tarps or netting or marked with ribbons to alert roofers
- The locations of all sprinklers and water features are clearly marked and that your roofers have been notified of their existence
- You mow your lawn to make debris or dropped shingles easier to spot
- Nearby electrical outlets are functional and accessible so that your roofers can use them if needed
- Your doors, windows, and cupboards are all closed and secured, with important items covered to prevent dust or removed from vulnerable locations like attics and garages
- Wall decorations are removed – all that hammering can shake things up and cause them to fall down
- Your family members and neighbors know when the installation will be happening and are adequately prepared
- The gate is open for the roofers
How to Live with Long Installations
Sometimes, roofing only takes a few hours, especially if it’s just a quick repair. But most roofing projects are much bigger endeavors, and you won’t be able to avoid being in your home while roofers are working, especially not if you want to ensure your valuables are protected. With that in mind, there are certain steps you should take to protect your home and ensure your family’s comfort.
While Your Roof is Being Installed, Be Prepared To:
- Keep children away from debris
- Arrange alternate sleeping arrangements for any light sleepers in your home
- Keep cabinets secured through the hammering
- Keep pets inside and calm
- Listen to your roofers – they have your best interests in mind