Having a new roof installed is an investment into your property and is probably the result of a decision you’ve made to increase the life of your property. This can be an exciting time, but there are also considerations to be made when making sure everything is ready for the team of professionals that will arrive and begin the hard work of replacing your roof. We’ve compiled a list of 5 ways to prepare your home for the new roof installation:
Find a temporary home for your attic storage.
The professionals arriving to install your new roof will be working in areas on top of your property. They will probably be hauling equipment and personnel around different roof areas while the installation process takes place. During this time, there may be some disturbance to your roof, and you don’t want the items in your storage to be disturbed by the vibrations of the workers. Also, due to all of the work, some dust gets knocked loose from the movement on your roof. Take time to move your valuables to a temporary holding place to keep them safe and clean during the installation process. Once all the work is complete, you will be able to return them to their home in the attic and under a brand new roof!
Remove any hazards on your property that may hinder the workers’ progress.
Like most people, your yard is probably full of life and signs of outside enjoyment. It’s essential to make sure that none of those items get in the way of your new roof installation. Ensure that things such as bicycles, children’s toys, outdoor patio furniture, and anything else that may be an obstacle for workers are removed before starting the new roof installation. This ensures that your items and the professionals installing your new roof stay safe during the new roof installation. Then, once the new roof is complete, you are free to enjoy it.
Ensure that all roofing professionals have access to the roof for the duration of the installation
A new roof is a big project, and it is crucial to ensure that all the roofing professionals involved in installing your new roof have proper access to all points of the roof. Ensure that all access points to the roof from all sides of the house are open for your roofing professionals to access. This may include unlocking fence gates, opening doors, and moving any items that may block the ladders used to access the roof. Making sure your roofing professionals have access will cut down on any delays due to access issues to your roof.
Dedicate a space for your pets that will not interfere with the installation
In the United States, over 63 million households have a non-human member of their family. Therefore, your pets must have space away from the roofing professionals during the installation. This change in routine may be difficult for some furry friends, so it is important to get your pet used to the area where they may be during the roof installation to keep them safe and away from the roofing professionals hard at work on your new roof. It is encouraged to gradually start this change in routine over several days so that your pet will be more comfortable with its temporary living space when the time comes. Once the installation is complete, your pets can resume their normal routine and you can give them an extra treat for being so good during the process!
Be a Good Neighbor
The installation of a new roof can be exciting for you, but it could be an unexpected distraction to your neighbors if they aren’t aware of the planned installation. Reach out to your neighbors with the dates and time frames when your roofing installation occurs so that your neighbors are prepared for unexpected noises and know that it’s just your new roof installation. Communicate to your neighbors about the installation timeline and the time that the work should be completed each day. Lastly, make sure to share the company’s name doing the roof installation so that your neighbors will recognize when there are new vehicles in the neighborhood. Ask your roofing professional to provide you business cards, and hand them out to your neighbors so that they can know who is responsible for that great-looking roof they’ll see on your property!
Getting a new roof is exciting and will extend both the value and the quality of your property. Following these five easy ways to prepare for your roof installation will help the project go smoothly and ensure that your family and neighbors are prepared for the new roof. At Golden Hammer Roofing, we want to ensure that your new roof installation goes as smoothly as possible so that you can get to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a new roof. By following these simple tips, we can make the process as simple and quick as possible.
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