Are you ready to install a new roof on your home or business?
If so, congratulations! A new roof can improve the look and feel of your property. Getting a new roof can be very exciting for the entire family or your business. You look forward to an opportunity to update the roof so your home or office will look and function like new, and the kids and pets usually enjoy observing how roofers rip, tear, haul, and nail.
But with the arrival of roofers, your home will also become a working area, which can cause stress if you aren’t adequately prepared. While our pros ensure that your roof replacement is as stress-free and seamless as possible, you can also take some safety measures and get yourself and your family ready for this significant undertaking.
However, there are some things that you need to do to prepare for roof installation. This blog post will discuss tips for getting your home or business ready for roof installation.
Relocate Your Vehicle
By leaving your parking space open, you will help your roofer and also improve your safety.
We request that you park your car away from the house while we work for your convenience and ours. This way, our tools, and materials will be closer to home, speeding up work time. Furthermore, by keeping your vehicle out of the workplace, accidental scratches or damages to your car are less likely to happen.
Don’t Forget Your Kids and Pets
A roof replacement job site can be overwhelming and dangerous if you have children or pets.
While the house is being updated, tell your kids that specific areas will not be open to them. On the contrary, if your children and pets cannot comprehend these risks, staying with friends or relatives might be in their best interest while the roof replacement is underway.
Get your patio furniture and belongings out of the yard to clear it up.
For your good and the protection of your belongings, it’s best to declutter your yard and patio before work begins. Removing kids’ toys, patio furniture, grills, potted plants, or lawn decorations can avoid any potential accidents.
Keep your belongings safe and out of the way by storing them in one spot in the yard, away from where the roofers will be working. Not only will this make their work area safer, but it will also protect your things from being damaged.
Dust-Proof and Waterproof Your Belongings in the Attic
When replacing your roof, debris and dust might fall into the attic due to your roofers walking on the roof and using tools. Cover your belonging and remove fragile, valuable items from the attic during your roof replacement project to protect them.
Relocate Antennas and Satellite Dishes
Remove any antennas or satellite dishes from your roof before replacing it- but don’t do it yourself! Contact your service provider, as they can remove and put them back once the replacement is finished.
Roofers can also help you remove antennas and satellite dishes; if it’s an old and unused unit, they will dispose of it for you.
Look for power outlets.
Contractors will require access to power outlets; the best ones to use are typically located outside of the house. If no outdoor outlets are available, garages usually have them as well. If the outlet is far from the roofer’s workplace, get an extension cord and keep in mind that it will have to go through windows or doors.
Secure the Windows
We mentioned that vibrations and debris might fall off the roof and scratch or damage the windows. To avoid this, secure the windows with boards until the old roof is completely stripped off.
Let Your Neighbors Know
Lastly, it’s always courteous to speak with your neighbors about an upcoming roof replacement so they can be prepared. They will appreciate your notice and have the opportunity to adjust their schedules if needed.