Getting a new roof for your home is a huge deal, sure, but you can make the experience smoother by hiring a reliable roofing contractor for the job. And, while most of the work is handled by the contractor, there are still a few things you can do to help the process go even smoother. Here’s how you can get your home prepped and ready for a new roof.
- Make sure the driveway is clear of vehicles. The night before the roofing crew arrives at your home for the replacement, park your cars a safe distance away on the street. This not only makes the worksite more accessible to them; it also helps protect your vehicles from stray nails and shingle granules. Storing them in the garage makes sense, but the structure is not usually insulated, which means loose debris can still find their way into the space. Never underestimate shingle granules: they can gather on vehicles and scratch their surface as you wipe them away.
- Talk to your neighbors. It’s a good idea to inform your neighbors about your roof replacement beforehand. Otherwise, you may be hit by noise complaints. Giving them a heads up is just courtesy and allows them to make their own arrangements.
- Remove items from the walls and ceilings. The vibrations generated by the hammering can knock off light fixtures, mirrors, framed artwork, loose shelving and other items, so make sure to take them down ahead of time. As you go about this, you should also secure your windows by having wooden boards placed over them and lay tarps and drop cloths on the attic floor. The latter makes cleaning up dust and debris much easier when the work is done.
- Have your kids and pets stay somewhere else. A roof replacement involves considerable noise and mess. You won’t want them afoot as the new roof is being installed. For their safety, have them stay with relatives or trusted friends in the meantime.
When in need of high-quality roof replacement and exterior renovation services, you need not look any further than Mpact Roofing. We’ll do our best to make sure your roofing upgrade goes swimmingly. Call us today at (512) 535-2053, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We proudly serve the areas in and around Pflugerville, TX.