The roof of a house should be inspected up to two times a year. But when it comes to a new roof, not many first-time homeowners think ahead in terms of how to prepare their homes for a roof installation. When you’re in the planning stages, the actual installation of your new roof can seem a mile away. Roofing shingles are considered, the measurements for the house are taken, style is decided. But homeowners often forget that the day of the roofing replacement their home genuinely becomes a construction area.
To get your home and family ready for the day of the roofing installation, here are some preventative measures you can take:
Prepare the work sites
Your attic essentially becomes to work site from here on out and so you need to be sure that the area is clear of anything fragile. Clear the space of clutter and boxes in order to be sure that your roofing contractors can make it through easily enough. Cover any furniture that may be harmed by debris and take mirrors off the walls.
Additionally, you need to prepare the outdoor area the same as the indoor area. The workers of the roofing company need to be as safe as you are, so it’s best to move any obstacles such as outdoor furniture away from the construction site. Additionally, be sure to unplug your air conditioner if you have a window unit. By leaving the power on, the falling debris could cause more than damage to your unit. It could start an electrical fire.
Take out the trash
Your roof installation is more than an installation; it’s also the removal of your old roof. Therefore, in order to properly prepare the area for the amount of debris that will be cascading off of your roof and into the yard, be sure that your roofing company is utilizing a dump truck or a roll-off dumpster.
Place the dumpster in your driveway in order to give the workers an easy-access garbage can for the debris, which otherwise may end up in the street or other neighbors’ yards.
When it comes to roof installation and roofing replacement, you need to consider more than just the designs. Be sure that you’re prepared for your home to become a temporary construction site by protecting your valuables from debris, making an easy path for construction workers, and holding onto your pets to keep them safe and out of the way. With these tips in mind, you can be sure to have an easy and safe roofing installation.