Preparing for Your Roof Repair Project: 6 Useful Tips
A roof repair or replacement is a big job that involves a lot of mess and noise. Tools and refuse need to come off, and supplies need to be accessible for our workers to get everything done exactly right. Here are a few things you can do to prepare once you’ve decided you need your roof repaired.
Take Care of Pets
Roofing jobs create noise, no matter how efficient and professional your contractors are. Pets are often distressed by loud bangs and constant construction. One thing you can do is make sure your pets are taken care of so they aren’t bothered by your contractors.
If you have a basement or a quiet place, make sure your pets are comfortable and out of the way there. Or, arrange for friends or family to watch them. Our contractors love pets, but we’d prefer they stay safe and secure, so they don’t get in the way.
Contractors need quick and easy access to your roof. Make sure workers have driveway access so they can load and unload materials as necessary. Move your cars from the driveway so our boom trucks can come and go quickly, which saves our time and your money.
Consult with your contractor before the job begins to determine if they need you to move lawn furniture or decorations.
Notify the Neighbors
Most roofing projects are efficient and quick when done by professional contractors like Home Genius Exteriors, but they still make noise, and the job can last several days. It’s a good practice to notify your neighbors of the roofing job so they can plan for their pets and other possible disruptions during the project.
Wrap Up Other Projects
Professional roofing projects generate waste from replacing tiles and old drip caps. Our workers clean the work site during and after each job, and they’ll leave your property clean and in good shape, but you should do lawn work or landscaping before the contractors start on a project, so yard maintenance doesn’t conflict with the work.
Secure Wall Art
Secure any wall hangings in your home. Regular vibrations caused by construction, such as banging or hammering shingles, can cause things to fall or move around. If you don’t want damage to family pictures or decorations, remove them from the walls before work begins.
Check Your Outlets
Finally, one of the best things you can do to prepare for a roofing job is to make sure your contractors have easy access to power outlets. Contracting work requires power to operate most of the equipment. Easy access to outlets helps your contractors complete the project efficiently.
These are a few tips to help you make your roofing job go as smoothly as possible. Our professional installers at Home Genius Exteriors have years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers. If you have questions about how to make sure your project goes flawlessly, ask us.