So, you need a roof replacement. You hired a professional roofing contractor and now all that’s left is to sit back and wait to see the finished product. Well, not exactly. While getting a brand-new roof is an exciting experience, don’t forget that the homeowner has a role in the process, too.
Relax, we’re not expecting you to jump on the roof with us and nail down a few shingles. But there are a few things you can do to help make your roof replacement go as smoothly as possible.
Here are 6 tips to keep in mind:
Cut the grass beforehand — Once you have a pretty new roof on your home, the cleanup process begins. Any reputable Connecticut roofing professional will be as thorough as possible when it comes to removing trash and fallen debris, but tall grass on a property makes it significantly harder to find those loose items. Short grass simply makes cleanup easier.
Remove outside items where necessary — By outside items, we mean grills, patio furniture, kids’ toys, lawn ornaments, potted plants, your vehicles, etc. It’s easy to forget about these items, but they tend to get in the way as roofing crews maneuver around your property.
Cover sensitive belongings in the attic — Keep all those personal items in the attic safe from small debris and nails by placing old blankets or drop cloths on top of them until the roof replacement is complete.
Think about your pets — With any roof replacement, your home instantly becomes a construction site. And a really loud one at that! While you may be able to handle the hammering and loud voices, your dogs and cats may just be confused and stressed to the max. Before your roofing job starts, consider getting your pets out of the house or at least restrict their access to the construction site.
Remove wall decorations — All the vibrations from hammers and machinery will wreak havoc on wall pictures, knick-knacks, etc. Remove anything from the walls that aren’t permanent.
Talk to your roofing contractor — When in doubt, ask your roofing contractor if there is anything they’d prefer you to do before work begins. The tips above are merely a shortlist of how to prepare your home for a roof replacement, so keep in mind that your roofer might have additional things to consider. Listen closely, and you can do your part in helping make the process that much easier.
Call MJT Roofing today!
At MJT Roofing, we’ll hop on your roof and provide a thorough inspection of anything that may have been damaged. If everything looks great, we’ll continue to check in periodically. If there is significant enough damage, we will walk you through the next few steps to get started on roof repair and replacement.
Over the next several weeks and months, we’ll continue to publish helpful content to our blog page so that MJT Roofing can be a go-to resource for you!