Doing a bit of cleanup before the installation of your new roof can make the process move faster. Plus, taking a few precautions can prevent damage to outdoor furniture and other belongings.
UHQ Construction, one of the top exterior services companies in the state, shares some tips on how you can quickly get your home ready for the contractors.
Move Your Plants, Furniture and Vehicles Away From Your Home
Tearing off the roof will produce a lot of debris. To avoid damage to your belongings, move outdoor furniture and equipment and park your car away from your home.
Trim Your Lawn
Some of the falling debris might include nails and staples. Even though contractors have a magnetic nail finder, it’s easy to miss a few nails and staples when they’re hidden by tall grass. To help the contractors clean up faster, keep your lawn and garden grass short.
Cover the Valuables in Your Attic
Any kind of roofing work, whether it’s a roof repair or roof installation, will cause some dust to fall inside your home. Cover your belongings in the attic with a plastic sheet to protect them from dust and other debris.
Remove Picture Frames and Other Valuables Near the Walls
Roofing work is also likely to produce some vibrations in your walls. Remove frames and other valuables near your wall to prevent them from falling.
Make Arrangements for Your Kids and Pets
Asking a friend if your kids and pets can stay with them while your roof is being installed is a good idea. Not only will this keep them away from harm, but it will also allow the contractors to concentrate and better finish their work faster.
Taking these precautions can help prevent any extra costs after making an already significant investment. And to make sure you get the most out of this investment, only hire certified contractors.
UHQ Construction is an Owens Corning® preferred and HomeAdvisor approved contractor. In addition to roofing services, we offer siding installation and replacements. To get a free estimate, call (317) 744-1133 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Carmel, IN.
Cory Getz is the Operations Manger for UHQ Construction, which has delivered effective roofing, siding, window and gutter solutions throughout central Indiana since 2004.