Getting a full roof replacement is a large project that may be daunting for some homeowners. However, it is essential to do when your roof shows signs of wear in order to protect the value of your home and your property. Replacing your roof is one of the best investments you can make, and today’s roofing materials are designed to last far longer than earlier materials.
Dreamworx Exteriors strives to make roof replacements stress-free. As you prepare for your roofing project, there are several things you can do to help make your roof replacement go as smoothly as possible.
Make Arrangements for Children and Pets
Tearing off and installing a new roof can be a noisy project. This can leave your children and pets feeling anxious and disturb sleeping schedules. If you have children or pets in the house, you may want to make alternate arrangements for them while contractors are working on your roof.
Prepare Your Yard
Between shingles and other debris flying off your roof, a dumpster parked on your property, and plenty of workers walking around, it’s best to get your property ready beforehand. This includes moving your vehicles into the street or the garage before the roofing team arrives, moving outdoor toys and patio furniture away from the house and possibly into a shed, pruning low hanging tree branches, and cutting the grass to make finding debris and cleaning up easier.
Think About Landscaping
If you are worried that plants and other landscaping will be ruined by debris from your roof tear-off, it is important to take measures to avoid this. Propping up some plywood over your landscaping can help deflect wood, shingles, and nails.
Remove Decorations on Walls Inside
When roofing contractors start working, the vibrations from hammers and other machinery can rattle the house. As a precaution, you may want to remove any pictures hanging on the walls or pack up any knick-knacks that could fall and break.
Cover Items in Attic
As roofers walk on the roof and begin hammering, small debris and/or dust may fall onto items in your attic. Cover them with a drop cloth or an old sheet to protect any valuables or heirlooms.
Remove Satellite Dishes
Contact your cable company and make arrangements to have your dish moved before roofers begin your project.
Inform the Neighbors
Be courteous and tell neighbors about your upcoming project so they can prepare as needed.
Are you ready to begin your roof replacement? Let us help you boost your property value, make your house look beautiful, and protect your investment. Call today to get started!