Many people forget that even a roofing project is a significant construction project that might disrupt your life a little bit. You should not be afraid of starting a roofing project because of this, but it is important to keep in mind that your life might be a little disrupted for a few days. Taking care to prepare yourself for this mentally and as well as physically preparing your home for a roofing project can save you a headache down the road as you deal with the roofers coming and working on your home. After all, getting the job done as effectively as possible is the ultimate goal; set yourself up for success and do these things ahead of time to help make your new roof a success!
1. Take care of your breakables: If someone is working on your roof, you are going to feel your home shake and move a bit. That is the nature of someone hammering on the top of your house; the rest of it is going to move a bit. This is not a bad thing, but can prove damaging if you leave your best china in the china cabinet unprotected, or if you leave that piece of fine art that you love hanging on the wall throughout the process. Common sense dictates that this just will not end well. Take your breakables down for the project and put them up again when it is all done so that you will not have worry about broken pieces.
2. Cover all your outdoor areas before construction begins: People on your roof may drop things into your yard; it just might happen. If even they do not mean to, sometimes things will slide and fall off. By covering up your water features, hot tubs, pools, accent ponds, and other features, you are protecting them from falling debris that may come off your roof during construction. This includes other objects as well, like lawn furniture, potted plants and your cars. Move all your outdoor potted plants indoors for the duration of the project. Park your cars away from your driveway and out of harms way. This way you will not have to fish little bits of roof out of your pool when the project is completed.
3. Cover items your attic and your garage if they do not have a ceiling: When a roofer comes to do a project, they cannot just cover everything back up and leave it over night. Nor can they usually accomplish a big project in just a day. That is why you need to set yourself up for success by covering up all items in areas where the roof will be repaired. This way none of your belongings get damaged during the construction process and you are left in the clear, with no damage or debris on items in these areas.
4. Don’t forget to leave your driveway clear: The roofers have to load the shingles and other supplies somewhere! Your driveway is their access point, so be sure to clear out the area so the roofers can get in more easily.
Follow these guidelines and your roofing project will go off without a hitch!
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