Getting a new residential roof replacement is an exciting renovation that can completely transform the look of your home. With all the excitement, you may forget that there are some important things to be done to ensure that the process goes smoothly.
Contractors frequently take trips to and from their trucks to have quick access to their tools. They will need to be parked closer to the job site, and their trucks give them a safe place to put shingles and debris. On the other hand, you will want to keep your vehicle at a distance to ensure safety until the work is completed. Parking your vehicle in the garage is not recommended, as garage roofs are usually not insulated. Shingle granules and nails may drop through and end up scratching the paint on your vehicle. Park your vehicle a safe distance away for the duration of the roofing project.
Vibrations from the machinery on your roof may travel down through the walls of your home. Be precautionary and remove any items hanging from your wall, or small decorations that are not permanently secured with screws. It may also be a good idea to remove any decorative light fixtures.
Dust and debris may fall in your attic due to the heavy construction going on just above it. Cover your items with old sheets or tarps to keep the dust away and prevent a future clean-up.
If you have a sprinkler system that can not be removed, mark each sprinkler head so your roofers don’t trip! If there are any other small contraptions placed in your yard, mark those as well if you can not move them on your own. Have certain plants that have significant value? Mark them and make your roofer aware of where they are. This way, they will know to steer clear of that area, or at least give it some extra space when roofing in case a shingle is dropped.
Your roofing experts will be walking the perimeter of your house to access your roof from different angles. To make the experience stress-free, go ahead and relocate your patio furniture or any other items lying around. This will prevent your roofers from having to move the furniture themselves, which saves their time, and your furniture will not be ruined by possible falling debris.
We hope that these precautionary tips will help make your roofing renovation run as smooth as possible! If you are in need of roofing services, contact Conaway Enterprises. Our roofing team is experienced in all forms of roofing, from flat roofs and coatings to shingles or steel. Visit our website today!