How To Prepare For A Roof Replacement
Rabon Construction provides roof replacement services, but there is some preparation work that needs to be done prior to the start of the work. Being prepared for a big project like replacing your roof can make a big difference in the success of the project.
Here is a checklist of things you should do before the day we arrive at your home to start the project.
1. Talk to your neighbors
It helps if your neighbors know you are replacing your roof. Tell them the exact date of when the project will begin so they will know what to expect. Remind them that it could get a bit noisy and debris might get inside their yard so they may want to remove or move some of their lawn furniture.
Doing so will help you maintain a good relationship with your neighbors and it is a great way to avoid having problems or disputes. This is a good time to find out if there are parts of their house that are too near the property line that could be damaged by your roof replacement project. Pass this information along to us so we know what to watch out for.
2. Clean and organize your yard
Our workmen will need some space in your yard to place our equipment and materials. It will help your project go more smoothly if the space is ready and available for our use.
Also, make sure to mow your lawn before the project begins. Clean up will be so much easier if the lawn is clear of debris. Move any lawn furniture or children’s toys and bikes that may be in the way.
3. Check your attic
It is a good idea to cover your belongings stored in the attic. Protect them from any debris that might fall through gaps and openings in the roof. Keep in mind that in the process of replacing your roof, gaps and openings are inevitable. So, do your part and cover and protect anything that might get damaged by falling debris. A great tip would be to install a tarp over the attic before the project begins. Aside from protecting your belongings, this will make clean up much easier and faster as well.
4. Relocate your plants
If possible, repot your plants and place them in another area of the house where they won’t be damaged by falling debris and roof materials when the contractor starts taking your roof apart. If they can’t be repotted and relocated, expect some possible damages to your plants. Even if you cover them, they could still get smashed and squished by the materials removed from your old roof.
At Rabon Construction, we make every effort to limit debris and damage while replacing your roof. However, a little preparation ahead of time can go a long way in making sure your roof replacement is a huge success.
If your home is ten years old or older, now is the time to call Rabon Construction for a free estimate on replacing your roof.