Roof replacement can seem like a strenuous and never-ending task to some. Although getting a roof replacement becomes a necessity as soon as you notice the poor condition of your roof. Simply putting off roof replacement can cause structural damage to your entire house and pave ways for leaks as well. You need to remember that only professional roofing companies whose workers undertake an approved RIIWHS204D working at heights course to minimize the risk of injuries to themselves and the others at the workplace can perform roof replacement. But it’s always better to take an extra measure of precaution to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and sound while allowing the workers to complete their tasks effectively and efficiently.
Therefore, we have listed down the tips or ways that can help you prepare well for a roof replacement without you having to fret about anything. Keep reading!
Take Care of Your Kids and Pets
Getting a new roof can be really loud for some, especially if you have a one-story house. This loud noise can not only distract you from work but also make your little ones and pets anxious and scared.
If you have a two-story house, your best bet would be to consider moving your children and pets to the first floor as the noise will muffle there. If not, you can shift them for a few days to your family member’s house as they will be able to rest and sleep calmly.
Don’t Leave Your Belongings Uncovered in the Attic
If you have that little extra storage space occupied with your fine pieces of furniture or other valuable items right under your roof, you wouldn’t want to get them all dusty and dirty with the construction work going on, right?
Therefore, it’s important to remove everything from the attic or at least cover your attic with dust-protective sheets of cloth to ensure the roofers can execute their tasks easily while your belongings remain clean.
Get Rid of Décor Items Hanging Against the Wall or Ceiling
Although all the drilling and thumping will be happening on the roof, the vibrations will be carried from the top to the walls and ceilings of your home. You obviously wouldn’t like to see your precious décor items shattering or deteriorating due to the installation process going on.
Hence, it’s ideal to uninstall all the hanging artistic pieces from your wall and place them inside your drawers or wherever you think will be safe. If you have a luxurious chandelier hanging from the ceiling, it’s also important to detach it before starting a roof replacement process to protect it from any sort of damage.
Keep the Ground Obstacle-Free
You need to prepare the ground as well before the arrival of the roofers. By “preparing the ground”, I don’t mean to welcome them in a special way with flowers and stuff, obviously. Instead, you should keep the ground such as your parking lot and patio neat and clean.
Most of the shingles and debris will fall from the roof as the roofers replace your roof. To keep your car and other important outdoor equipment like grilles or patio furniture safe from damage, removing them will help you do so.
You can park your car outside, whereas, you can keep your outdoor items locked in your garage. This will also allow the roofers to carry out their work smoothly and quickly without having to worry about your valuables.
Clean Your Roof from Barriers
With several wires cluttering the roof area, it becomes quite hard for the workers to complete their job properly and in time. Whether you have an installed security camera, antennas, and any other obstacles you think will disrupt the smooth workflow of the roofers, it’s better to get rid of them for a time being.
You can call the service provider company of the items that are causing hindrance to the workers and ask them to temporarily install the items elsewhere in your home.
Trim Overgrown Grass and the Extended Branches of the Trees
Before the workers arrive, you need to get rid of the overgrown grass and extended branches of the trees. Otherwise, the overgrown grass or bushes will make it hard for you to clean your lawn later on, while the branches of the trees that extend to your roof will make it hard to work efficiently for the roofers.
Prepare Your Neighbors Too
While you’re preparing yourself for a roof replacement, it’s ethical to inform and prepare your neighbors as well. This will allow them to schedule their working week accordingly with all the loud noise and construction work going on and park their car carefully as well. You can ask them to bear the inconvenience for several days and they may even be willing to offer you a helping hand.