Preparing your home.
What you can do to help ensure a smooth installation.
If you have never had the opportunity to have a new roof installed on your home or business, there are some things you want to consider in preparation for the big day (or days) to come. By being mindful of these things it will be a big help to your contractors and allow them to do their job as efficiently as possible.
- Clear all sidewalks around your home/building. (Commercial properties might want to consider setting up blockades, so patrons or customers stay safe.)
- Clear your driveway of vehicles, bikes, or other items that could possibly be damaged by falling debris.
- Have the contractor clearly define the work space and storage area for their tools and equipment for the duration of the project.
- Remove any items around the yard, patios, decks, balconies, etc. that could be a tripping hazard or could possibly get damaged.
- Move any potted plants from underneath the roof.
- Protect the flowers, plants, and other shrubbery located beneath the roof or next to the building with a large tarp.
- Warn neighbors of potential loud noises they will likely be hearing during the install.
- Make arrangements for children who might be disturbed by the noise.
- Make arrangements for pets needing to go outdoors, asking the contractor if there is an entrance/exit that is the safest to go through with your pets.
- It might be best to discuss any pets you have with the contractor beforehand, so they are aware of gates or doors that should remain shut during the installation.