GETTING READY FOR THE BIG DAY
Because a roof replacement is a significant undertaking, it’s essential to set up your home so that the process goes as smoothly as possible. The time it takes to complete the job will vary depending on the type of roof you’re installing and the condition of your current roof. Here are some tips on how to get ready for the installation, what to expect during, and what to do afterward.
MATERIALS FOR ROOFING
Before starting work on your house, your roofing contractor must deliver the necessary materials. A few days prior to installation, you should anticipate finding shingles (or the roofing material of your choice) in your driveway or on your roof. A dumpster might be brought to your home before the big day or very early in the morning. If your roofing contractor recycles old shingles, you might be able to keep a second dumpster on your property. Find out when everything will arrive from your roofer so that you can be prepared and available.
PETS & FAMILY
Make sure you and your family are ready for the event in advance. Consider leaving the area or arranging for your kids and pets to be looked after by a babysitter while your roof is being installed because replacing a roof can be quite noisy. Make sure you can always be reached by phone if you leave the house in case the roofing contractor needs to speak with you.
Make sure everyone knows the significance of wearing shoes outside and being cautious when entering and leaving your home if you decide to keep the family inside. It’s better to reduce traffic to a minimum or eliminate it entirely to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.
Remove fragile objects (like photographs) from shelves or walls, especially on exterior walls, because roof installation may cause vibration in addition to noise. When replacing your roof, think about covering anything in your attic that might be damaged by falling debris.
Cover your plants or relocate them to a safer area if you want to prevent debris from falling on them. Your roofing contractor may or may not be able to assist you with this. Keep your cars out of the way so you can use them whenever you need them and so they won’t get damaged. To ensure a safe working environment for the roofers, make sure all toys and equipment are put away before they arrive.
AFTER THE INSTALLATION OF YOUR NEW ROOF
So that you know what to anticipate, ask your roofing contractor about the cleanup procedure. Once your roof has been installed, the roofer should remove any debris that has been left lying around your property, including in your gutters and downspouts as well as on the lawn. Check the roof and yard one last time with your roofer to make sure everything stated in your contract has been done and appears to be in working order. Remember that in the coming days and weeks you’ll probably discover some nails in your yard, so make sure that everyone in your family wears shoes outside until you’re sure it’s safe.
Once the roof replacement is finished and you are satisfied, the dumpster(s) will be removed. You should keep in mind that this could happen a few days after the roof is installed. Additionally, confirm that you register your warranty yourself or have your contractor register it for you.
We hope that this article gives you a better idea of what to expect when it’s time to replace your roof. If you live in any of our service areas such as Kilgore, Canton, and Longview give us a call! Noble Roofing is a local, preferred contractor that installs high-quality roofing systems for commercial and residential buildings in the area. Please contact us if you have any queries or to obtain a free quote.