Replacing the roof on your home is both a long-term investment and a time-consuming project that will contribute to the long-term functionality of your house. A roof replacement will not only make your home safer and more efficient but will upgrade the curb appeal of your home. Before starting the roof replacement process, there are a few things you can do to help prepare your home to make the procedure as smooth as possible.
Preparing the Interior of Your Home:
Although for the most part, the construction will be taking place outside your home, it is still important to consider the impact it may have inside your house. Movements by construction workers and tools used can result in frequent vibrations throughout your home, which could impact fragile items you may have around your house.
Removing picture frames and mirrors from walls:
During your roof replacement, the construction that is being done on your home can cause vibrations that may affect the walls around your house. It is essential to remove any frames or mirrors that could fall and become damaged from these vibrations.
Securing fragile objects and light fixtures:
It is also important to consider moving any fragile objects around your home to a more secure location. Checking your attic for items of value is a smart decision as well, as your attic will be most affected by the construction vibrations due to its proximity to the roof. Lastly, you should consider removing any glass light fixtures hanging throughout your home during the construction process.
Preparing the Exterior of Your Home:
Replacing a roof means your home will become a worksite for the next few days. Even though the workers will do their best to maintain a clean worksite, there is bound to be loose debris. It is important to prepare the outside of your home to prevent damages to your home and any outdoor fixtures you may have as well as the construction workers and their equipment.
Protecting your vehicles & driveway:
During the construction period, it is important to relocate your vehicles for the time being, even if it means parking on the road or keeping a seldom used car in your garage until the job is complete. This allows room for roofing materials to be delivered and placed onto your driveway and makes coming and going easier for you. Not only will this protect your cars from falling debris but it will also create space for construction vehicles such as a dump trailer or dumpster as they are commonly used for cleaning up and disposing of your old roofing system.
Protecting your yard:
It is crucial to prepare your yard before your roof is replaced. Relocating any potted plants, sculptures, yard decorations or any other fragile item is a good idea. You should also remove any children or pet toys from around your yard to protect them from damages as well as protect the construction workers from possible injury. Finally, remove any furniture on your patio or deck that may get in the way of the workers or become damaged by falling roof debris.
Preparing the Residents:
Even though your construction workers attempt to keep disturbances down to a minimum, construction still comes along with loud noises and frequent vibrations from movement and tools. Consulting your children before the roofing process begins is important so they know what to expect as this situation is most likely new to them. You can even consider having them stay with a family member or friend during the roof installation process. Along with the children, relocating your family pets for the time being may be a smart option too. This creates the peace of mind that your pets are calm and safe, but would also alleviate any worry of your pet going outside while your roof is being replaced.
If you are considering a roof replacement, Advanced Roofing & Construction, LLC is equipped to guide you through the process and complete the job with integrity and professionalism. Call today to schedule your free roofing estimate and let us show you why we are the top trusted roofing contractor in Huntsville.