When tackling a roofing project, hiring the right contractor for the job is not enough. You need to prepare your house accordingly to get the best out of the installation crew and to avoid slowing them down.
Empty Your Attic
Move the items near the wall prior to the big day, and construction-proof the stuff in the attic.
If you use the space beneath your roof as storage, put all of the items in it someplace else to protect them from dust. But if some of them are too much of a burden to transfer, you could just cover them with plastic sheets or some fabric instead.
Clear Outdoor Valuables
Anything in the yard can be considered a hazard for all house exterior improvements, such as roof replacement and siding repair. Days before installation, temporarily relocate whatever you can to make the jobsite conducive to working.
Mow the Lawn
A roofing project is messy. Although experienced professionals know how to clean the work area before going home, it is harder to spot nails and pieces of hazardous debris when the area is covered with overgrown grass. Manicure your lawn ahead of roof installation to make end-of-day cleanups as less challenging as possible.
Give Your Kids (and Pets) a Mini-Vacation
A typical asphalt-shingle roof replacement project normally takes about a week to complete – which can be a long time for pets and children.
Since accident-prone areas should be off-limits to your children and pawed housemates, it would be wise not to let them stay at home until the construction finishes.
Entrust your roof installation to a credentialed contractor like CRC Roofing and Renovations, INC. to learn how to prep your property with as little stress as possible. Call (859) 338-1149 to arrange your no-obligation, free consultation at your earliest convenience and get an estimate.