So, you picked up on the signs you need a new roof and made the call to ABC Roofing. Now what?
The roof replacement process is a major home improvement project but luckily there are simple steps you can take to help the process go smoothly and quickly.
1. Clear Your Walls
While your roofing contractor works, they’ll do a fair bit of hammering, causing vibrations to pass through your walls. These vibrations aren’t vigorous enough to do any real damage, but they might send your decor flying.
Take down any wall art, picture frames, or hanging mirrors to protect them from falling to the floor and getting damaged.
2. Move Your Car
Moving your car to a safe space is a great way to accommodate your roofing contractor; they’ll be able to put their vehicle or equipment in your usual parking spot. It also protects your car from any wayward roofing tiles or other building materials.
3. Move Outdoor Furniture And Decor
In a similar fashion, it’s a good idea to move outdoor furniture and exterior decor out of harm’s way. This includes kid’s toys, grills, potted plants, lawn ornaments, or pool accessories. You don’t need to remove these things entirely, just move them as far from your roof as possible.
4. Address Belongings In The Attic
Hammering on the roof often shakes loose dust and debris inside your attic. If you have any fragile objects stored there, move them for the duration of the roof installation. You can cover other items with a drop cloth or plastic sheet to make tidying up simpler.
5. Secure Your Windows
The vibrations caused by using power tools can shake debris off your old roof and onto your windows, potentially scratching and damaging them.
It’s a good idea to board up your windows to secure them while your contractor works on your roof.
6. Identify Power Outlets
Your roofing contractor will need to plug in equipment and tools throughout the job. Let them know exactly where they can find power outlets ahead of time.
7. Keep Children And Pets Safe
Children and pets often don’t understand when they’re in dangerous situations. When your roof is being replaced, your entire home becomes a building site. If your child is too young to understand how to act appropriately and keep themselves out of the way, it may be best to let them stay at a friend’s house for the duration of the roof replacement.
8. Inform Your Neighbors
The last thing you need to do to prepare for your roof replacement is to inform your neighbors. The noise of roof building can be disruptive. Letting them know ahead of time gives them a chance to make plans to be away from the house for a few days, or purchase noise-canceling earphones!
Roof Replacement And More In South Florida
The roof is an important part of your home, keeping you safe from the harsh rain during hurricane season and the burning sun during summer.
With these tips, you’re set up to have a safe and relatively swift roof replacement. You can rest assured knowing you’ve done what you can to prepare your home for the process, and you’ve hired the best roofing company in South Florida to get the job done.
ABC Roofing has over 30 years of experience providing trusted, quality roofing services to the residents of South Florida. Whatever type of roof you want, we can make it happen.
Contact us at (954) 344-4622 to schedule your residential roof replacement today.