There are a few important things to keep in mind when repairing a roof. Things like: roof repairs are usually fairly inexpensive, shingles are the cheapest material to replace, you can easilly inspect the roof yourself, inspecting for leaks may cost you extra and, of course, preventive maintenance is always better than reactive maintenance.
Your roofing contractor will review the above with you in greater detail as you discuss the objectives of your repair and review our estimate in detail-ensuring we are always on the same page.
When choosing to replace a roof, it is very important to consider the following few things. You have several different options in term of the materials for your new roof; you should consider the pros and cons of each. Always shop around and get a few quotes. The work will be very loud, so be prepared. Stay focused on quality.
The above will be discussed in detail prior to our beginning the job. Ask your roofing contractor about old roof and debris removal. Always review the paperwork carefully and ask questions about anything that is unclear.
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Preparing Your Home
Getting a brand new roof can be an exciting experience. Kids and pets may watch in awe as they observe roofers ripping, tearing, hauling, and nailing – they may even want to sneak as close as possible to the action. That, of course is extremely dangerous. Once the roofing company arrives, your house is a work zone. Work zones, as you can imagine, pose unexpected hazards.
Masters Roof Repair and Installation prioritizes making roof replacement stress-free and seamless. However, there are major safety precautions and things you can prepare to make sure you’re home is 100% ready.
Here are 10 tips to help make your roof replacement go as smoothly as possible.
Think About Kids & Pets
Loud noises coming from the home may increase anxiety or disturb sleep habits. While it may be exciting to watch from a safe distance, work zones are extremely unsafe for children and pets.
Talk with your kids to explain that certain areas of the home or yard will be off-limits until the project is complete. Since young children and pets may not understand these dangers, you may be more comfortable visiting family or friends while your roof is replaced. But you can stay home during a roof replacement.
Relocate Your Vehicle(s)
Sorry, giving your roofing contractor your prime parking space is a must.
Contractors need quick access to their tools and trucks throughout the day. They need a place to load shingles and debris. You’ll want to keep your vehicles a safe distance from this area until work is completed.
You should also keep your garage doors closed during construction to keep out dust and debris.
Remove Wall Decorations
The vibrations from hammers and machinery on your roof may travel through some walls of your home, especially if repairs to the existing deck are needed.
- Walk through the rooms on the level below your roof.
- Consider any knick-knacks, pictures or other items that are hanging from your ceiling or walls.
- As a precaution, remove any decorations that aren’t permanently secured with screws.
You may also choose to remove decorative light fixtures like chandeliers to play it safe.
Cover Belongings In The Attic
During a roof replacement, numerous installers will be walking on your roof, pounding it with hammers. Dust or small debris will fall in attic spaces during a new roof installation.
You can keep personal items cleaner by covering them with old sheets or drop cloths until the roofing company is finished. Be prepared to do some light vacuuming in these areas after construction is complete.
Move Grills & Patio Furniture Away From The Work Zone
A shed or garage is the best place to store outside items like grills, patio furniture, lawn ornaments, and potted plants while your new roof is installed.
If you don’t have on-site storage, you may want to put these items together in an area of the yard that is a safe distance from the work zone.
Keep in mind that most contractors will not help you move any personal items inside or outside the home.
Prune Trees & Cut Grass Before Construction Begins
Any tree branches that hang low near your roof will need to be trimmed before your contractor can begin work.
Your Master Roof Repair and Installation contractor should use drop cloths to protect plants and grass in the immediate perimeter of your home, but you need to cut grass a day before construction begins.
Short grass will help keep fallen debris from hiding in your lawn, making cleanup faster and more thorough.
Identify Several Accessible Power Outlets
Your contractors will need access to electrical outlets while they are working. Exterior outlets are preferred, but if your home does not have any, a garage outlet is the second-best choice.
If you don’t have an outlet outside or in a garage, keep in mind that extension cords may need to run through a window or door to get power outside. Extension cords can pose a tripping hazard, so choose an outlet in an area that doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic.
Remove Antennas or Satellite Dishes
If you have any antennas or satellite dishes located on or very near your roof, you’llwa@ want to have them removed. Call your cable or satellite provider to make arrangements before roof work begins.
If it is an old, non-working unit, Master Roof Repair and Installation will be happy to remove and dispose of it for you.
Talk To Your Neighbors
Let your neighbors know about the planned work. Give them an anticipated timeframe for the duration. They will thank you! This will give them an opportunity to adjust their schedules and situations so that they can be most comfortable while the work is going on.
Be Aware Of Your Surroundings During Construction
Construction at your home can create unexpected obstacles. Extension cords or other construction equipment that isn’t normally there offer some fine opportunities to really hurt yourself. Stay extra alert during this time to prevent avoidable injuries.
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