A roof installation project is a huge project. To ensure everything runs smoothly as possible, you should prepare your house. The process can take 1 day to several days, depending on the kind of roof you are installing and the overall condition of your current roof. Herein, we will delve into how to get your home and family ready for the roof replacement.
Preparing For The Roof Replacement
Roofing Materials for Roof Replacement
Even before the roofing contractor can ascend to your roof to work on it, you need to have all the requisite materials. A day or two before the scheduled installation, you should expect to receive shingles (or the roofing materials you are using). More often than not the materials will be left in your driveway and in some cases, on the roof. Additionally, the roofing contractor may deliver a dumpster to your roof in preparation for the installation. And if your contractors recycle old shingles, they will most likely deliver two dumpsters. To ensure everything runs smoothly, ask your roofing contractor when the various materials and tools will be delivered.
Your Family And Pets
Prepare yourself and your family for the events/days ahead. Roof replacement can be a loud endeavor. As such, consider leaving the property temporarily until the roof is installed. However, ensure that you are always available on the phone just in case the contractor needs to talk with you. Alternatively, you should consider moving your children and pets to spare them the ruckus that comes with a roof installation.
If you opt to stay through the ruckus, ensure everyone takes precaution. Make sure everyone knows not to leave the house without shoes on. Additionally, make sure everyone is cautious when entering and leaving the house. Importantly, work to minimize traffic as it negates or completely eliminates accidents and injuries.
Prepare Your Home for the Roof Replacement
While the noise and the safety concerns might the biggest issues you have to face, it is important to note that roof installation might cause vibration. As such, remove fragile items such as pictures from the shelves and walls, especially those hanging on the exterior walls. Cover anything that might be damaged by debris from the attic.
Prepare your yard by covering the plant or moving them from near your house. This protects them from falling debris. Keep your car out of harm’s way so that it is not damaged. Importantly, parking your car far away from the house ensure you can access the car anytime. Finally, put way all the kids’ toys and any other equipment in the yard to give the contractor ample room to work.
After The New Roof Has Been Installed
During the negotiation stages, ask the contractor about the cleanup process to know what to expect. Typically, after the roof is installed, the roof contractors should conduct a post-roof installation cleanup to get rid of any debris around your home. During the process, they should clean up the gutters, the downspouts, and lawn around the house.
When they finish the project, conduct a final inspection with the contractor to ensure every aspect of the contract has been fulfilled and looks good. That said, you should keep in mind that in the next few weeks you will find nails around the house. As such, ensure Ervine wears shoes around the house until such a time you are confident it is safe not to.
The final aspect of the project is dumpster(s) pick up, which might happen immediately or after several days. After inspecting the roof and determining the contract has been fulfilled, it is time to pay. Ensure the contractor registers your warranty. Alternatively, you can do so yourself if you are confident of doing it right.
We hope this read helps you prepare for your roof replacement project when the time comes. If you are planning for such a project in Charlotte, contact Southern Star Roofing today. As an Owens Corning™ Platinum Preferred Contractor, you can rest assured we will install high-quality roofing systems for your residential or commercial property. If you have any questions, we will gladly answer them as well as give you a free quote.