Roofing Contracting Guide
Getting ready-What You Need to Do
“The contract is signed, work is scheduled for this week, what next?”
1. Make Sure We Have Access to Your Roof
Tearing off an old roof and installing a new one takes up a lot of space around your home. To protect outdoor items from debris — and ensure the roofers can work as efficiently as possible — it’s important to clear driveways and sidewalks before the crew arrives.
Keep in mind that the amount of shingles needed to cover a roof also takes up a lot of room. Make sure your car is out of the garage or driveway before the shingles are unloaded. Once the shingles have been taken off the truck, you may find yourself blocked in.
2. Clear Valuables from the Attic
We will work hard to minimize the dust and debris created during your roof’s installation, but roofing is a messy, dusty job. If you have valuable items in your attic, you may want to move them to a safe spot. You can also cover them with drop cloths or a plastic sheet.
3. Be a Good Neighbor
Before we get started you may want to let your neighbors know that we will be replacing your roof. They may have pets or children who might be disturbed by the noise and commotion.
4. Prep the Inside
Any type of heavy construction on your home can cause strong vibrations that shift mirrors and photos on the walls. It’s best to temporarily remove any hanging frames or mirrors on your upper floor.
5. Prep the Outside
We perform a thorough clean-up once a roofing installation is complete. Before your roofing installation, cut your grass to a short length, as nails can easily get missed. You should move or cover patio furniture, grills, children’s toys and other items.
If you have flowerbeds or landscaping around your home, it’s a good idea to protect them from dust and debris by covering them with tarps or plastic. You should also remove any hanging plants while the new roof is being installed.
6. Pets & Kids
You do not need to be home while your roof is being done. Keep in mind, it’s going to be loud. If you, your pets, or your children are sensitive to sounds, you may want to find another place to be while the work is in progress.