What to Expect During Roof Repair and Replacement

Feb 16, 2017 | How To Articles, Roof Repair, Roof Replacement

A home’s roof is its main defense against the elements, and replacement can be a significant investment. Homeowners who are getting ready for roofing projects should be well prepared. Being prepared will help create a positive experience. This list contains some things you can expect during roof repair and replacement.

Noise, and Lots of It

Roofing projects can be long and complicated, and the noise level can vary depending on the scope of work. If you, a family member, or a pet is sensitive to loud noises, consider spending time away from home while work continues on the roof.

Protecting Unsecured Items

As roofers work, their activities may create vibrations which you can feel inside the home. These vibrations may disturb items on walls and ceilings or cause damage during the job. It’s best to remove valuable items before work begins.

Protecting Outdoor Furniture and Landscaping

We take necessary steps to protect your home and property with tarps and/or plywood before any work begins. While our contract states in detail who is responsible for moving at-risk items such as potted plants, patio furniture, grills, and gardening equipment, these are things we typically do.

Garages and Attics

You should move vehicles, boats, and motorcycles away from the home to prevent damage. Debris will fall during the process. Dirt and small debris will fall into the attic as well. Make sure you cover and secure any valuables you may have stored in the attic. This is a service we can provide. The last thing you want to deal with is accidental damage to your valuables.

Be Aware

Once work begins, even with the best of care the property becomes a construction site. Homeowners, family members, and visitors should exercise caution when entering the construction area. Be sure to take steps to keep pets and children out of harm’s way.

Debris Removal

Roofers will perform a daily cleanup with proper debris disposal. We will use a magnetic roller to pick up metal debris, such as nails. During the project use caution when walking or driving around the work area.

Material Delivery

A lot of roofing material will be removed and delivered to your home. In most cases, large trucks and dumpsters will use the driveway. However, that is not always the case for various reasons. During the contracting process, you should discuss any special instructions for proper and safe delivery and unloading.

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You should know what to expect before roofing installers start working. When you know what to do before, during, and after roof repair and replacement projects, you can go into the process well-prepared. Let us know if you have any other concerns and questions.

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