A roof replacement and any other roofing job require careful planning to ensure success. This includes preparing your home before your contractor steps on the property. To make sure the project goes as smoothly as possible, here are a few tips you can follow:
Know Your Involvement
First, find out how involved you need to be throughout the project. For instance, any decisions that affect the total cost of the new roof should directly involve you. Make sure that you have a contact person who can address your concerns and keep you up to date with the status of their work.
If you don’t mind the noise and some disruption, it’s also best if you could stay at home as your contractor works on your roof. While you can look at the progress now and then, take note that roofers don’t need to be watched the whole time.
Prep Your Home
Make your home accessible before starting the roofing work. Move your car, bike and other items that could get in the way of your contractor. You should also remove outdoor furniture and relocate your potted plants somewhere safe. Then, take off wall decorations and other fragile objects that are prone to breaking.
You may also cover your landscaping and other belongings to protect them from falling debris. If you don’t have a tarp, your contractor should provide you with one as part of their safety precautions.
Prioritize Safety and Convenience
Loud noises coming from the roof can be stressful for children and pets. It’s practical to have them stay at a friend’s or neighbor’s house until the project is done. Should you all decide to stay, then make sure to keep them away from the worksite to avoid accidents and injuries. You should also inform your neighbors about the roofing work so they can prepare for any inconveniences it may cause.
As your trusted roofing contractor, Blue Collar Roofers will be with you every step of the way to ensure a seamless roofing project. Contact us at (315) 720-6665, or complete our form for more information about our products and services. You may also request a quote.