A roof replacement can generate a lot of dust in your home and you also need to worry about debris from tearing off the old roofing. However, by being well-prepared for your project, cleanup will be easier and you can also ensure that the installation goes as smoothly as possible.
One of the area’s leading roofing companies shares tips for preparing for a major roof job.
Preparing Your Home
Before the installation day, make sure that your sidewalks and driveways are clear. Move vehicles and other items that could get in the way of your roofer. It would be a good idea to place your car inside the garage or at a safe distance from the house to protect it from any falling debris. Don’t forget to notify your neighbors about your roofing project. Make arrangements for children and pets who might get disturbed by the noise.
Remove outdoor furniture from your yard, patio, deck or balcony. Move potted plants from underneath the roof. You can place a tarp over plants, flowers, and other parts of your landscaping that needs protection. If you don’t have a plastic cover of a tarp, don’t worry because most contractors can provide them for catching debris. Just make sure to discuss this with them to confirm if the use of tarps is included in your roof estimate.
What Should You Expect?
Expect a lot of workers in your yard or roof during the duration of the project. It can be loud sometimes and your house might even shake. Debris can fall from the roof at any moment especially when the old material is being removed. Your yard may not be completely cleaned up until the end of the installation. Also, it can take a few days before the dumpster arrives to collect used materials.