You’ve put time into contacting local roofing companies and comparing costs, and now it’s time to move forward with your residential roof replacement. It’s important to understand that, during a roof replacement, your property becomes a construction site. There will be roofers on, around and inside your home. Following are handy pointers for preparing you and your home for the big day.
Get the Outside of Your Home Ready
Prepare the outside of your home by providing clear access to the working space. This means moving outdoor furniture, garbage bins and other “obstacles” out of the way. The helps ensure a safe working environment, and it protects your property.
If you have an air conditioning unit sitting next to your home, you may want to to protect it from falling debris by placing a sheet of plywood on top of it. Be sure you turn off the thermostat in your home, and unplug the power disconnect switch on the outside wall next to the unit.
There will be a substantial amount of debris from the roof to discard of. Your local roofing company may use a roll-off dumpster or a dump truck. In either case, you need to make room for it. Ideally, there will be space for it on your driveway right up to your home. This reduces labor and prevents debris from being littered all the way to the street.
Easy Entrance to Attic
Your roofing company may need access to your attic. Make sure the path to the attic access door is free of clutter. Show the project manager the way, so he or she can convey that to workers. If you have indoor or outdoor pets, make sure they are restricted from any working areas.
Move Fragile Items
There may be a lot of vibration in your home caused by the construction. Remove mirrors, picture frames and other fragile items from interior walls. If your roof replacement involves the installation of skylights or light tunnels, make sure there is a clear path to these locations, too, and you may want to cover furnishings.
Lastly, clear communication with your roofing company is imperative. When you choose Paradis Remodeling and Building for your residential roof replacement, you will be working with professional roofers with a commitment to quality. Call 413-535-7006 to set up your free consultation today!