Posted on: 28 June 2019
After careful research and deliberation, you've decided on a quality roofing company to install your new roof. You've selected your roofing materials and decided whether or not you want additional work done, like installing new gutters. Before the date for your roof installation rolls around, it's important to take the necessary steps to prepare your home. Here are a few things you should do before the installation of your new roof.
1. Clear Access to Your Roof
Your roofing company needs to have clear access to your roof. Not only does this make their job easier, but it prevents your possessions from inadvertently incurring damage during the installation process. If possible, avoid parking your vehicles in your driveway. This will give your roofing crew a clear pathway to drop off materials, load and unload equipment, and dispose of waste from your old roof.
Remove any items in close proximity to your home, like toys, decorative garden pieces, outside furniture, and trash cans. If you have items that you can't remove, like flowers or bushes, consider covering them with a protective plastic covering.
2. Remove Valuable Items from Your Attic
Though your roofing team will try to keep any mess related to the installation of your new roof contained and to a minimal level, it's possible that dust and debris may contaminate your attic. If you have any items of significant value in your attic, you may want to temporarily relocate them or cover them with plastic. Otherwise, be prepared to wipe off any furniture, boxes, or storage containers that remain in your attic during the job.
3. Take Down Your Pictures, Mirrors, and Other Hanging Decor
The process of installing a new roof can cause the frame of your home to vibrate. It's possible that these vibrations will affect your walls and cause your pictures or other hanging items to fall and break. Prevent this from happening by taking down any items that are secured to your walls with nails. Fragile light fixtures are another item you may prefer to remove until your new roof is in place.
4. Trim Your Grass
The height of your grass may seem unrelated to the installation of your new roof, but it's important to remember that your roofing crew will be using a lot of nails and tools during the job. Even though your crew will take steps to clean up after themselves and leave your yard like they found it, tall grass makes it easier for your crew to potentially miss a wayward nail or misplaced tool.
Take these points into consideration and look for a certified roofer who can put on a new roof for you.Share