A roof replacement project is a significant and worthy investment for your home since it gives your home a brand new line of defense against the elements. Unfortunately, it’s also one that will undoubtedly cause a few things to change around your home and can also disrupt your daily routine. Thankfully, there is a way to prepare your home and household members for such an undertaking.
Here, the roofing and siding contractors of ExteriorPros helps you prepare your home and household members for a roof replacement project.
Inform the Neighbors
You’re not the only one who’ll be affected by the ruckus a roof replacement project will make; your neighbors will be affected as well. With that in mind, make sure to take the time to talk to them about the noise and disturbance replacing your roof will make. That way, they know what to expect and they won’t be caught off-guard by the sudden influx of activity on your property.
Move Your Car
The night before your roofing contractors are meant to arrive in your home to get started, make sure to move your cars a safe distance away on the street. This is because they might need to use your garage to park their truck full of equipment or place the dumpster in your driveway. Apart from that, parking your car away from your home keeps it safe from damage due to debris.
Prep the Outdoors
A few days before the project commences, you can also prep your yard for your contractor’s arrival. Remove any patio furniture and decorations to prevent them from being damaged and give your roofers more room to work with. Make arrangements with them to protect your plants and keep the gate unlocked so they can come and go into property as needed. Mow the lawn as well so they’ll have an easier time looking for leftover debris and nails when cleaning up after the job.
Prep the Indoors
Of course, if you prepare the outdoors, you need to prepare your home indoors as well. Store all your valuables in a safe place and lay tarps or drop sheets around the attic to make post-roof replacement clean up easier. Secure all fragile items such as picture frames, wall decor and glasses as well to prevent them from breaking during the job.
Make Arrangements for Pets and Children
If you have pets and children consider making arrangements for them to stay with a relative or family friend while the roofing project is underway. That way, they won’t be disturbed by the activity around them and the roofers will have an easier time working without any children and pets running around.
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