Congratulations! You’ve taken all the necessary steps to get a new roof. Your contractor will be showing up in a few days to start working. But how do you prepare? How do you get ready? Here a few things you can do to be ready for your roof replacement.
Keeping kids and pets safe
When work is being done on your roof, there will be a lot of banging and debris everywhere. Your home becomes a work zone and it’s important to keep your kids and pets safe. The loud noises might startle your dogs or little kids. Your house might also be unsafe while the roof is being worked on. Teach your kids to stay away from certain areas of the house where contractors may have ladders or tools laying around.
If possible keep kids and pets out of the house during the day. If you can, stay with family or friends until the work is done.
Remove loose objects from wall
All the banging might shake your walls a bit. Remove objects and pictures hanging on the walls directly under the roof. Removing them will prevent them from falling and breaking. Anything that isn’t permanently secured should be removed.
Make room for the workers
Your roofing contractors are going to need easy access to their tools and trucks. It would be ideal to clear your driveway for them to park in. They will also need a place to put a dumpster to clear debris and the old roof into. Keep your vehicles a safe distance away from the work zone.
Move outdoor furniture
If you have outdoor furniture or a grill that will be in the work zone, move them. Moving them out of the way reduces the chance of them getting damaged or being in the way of the workers.
Prune & Trim Trees
Trim any trees or branches that are near the roof. Any branches that hang low near the roof can get in the way of your contractor.
Do all of these including suggested things from your contractor and your home will be ready for your roof replacement.
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