Replacing your roof requires coordination between you and your roofing contractor. Good communication with your roofer can be the groundwork for a smooth process, which will avoid delays and additional expenses in your project. It is also important to listen to your roofer’s advice and to make any preparations he/she advises so that you can help ensure your project is installed without encountering any issues.
In this article, Infinity Roofing Contractors, a top-rated business specializing in roof repairs and replacement, shares a few tips on how you can prepare your home, yard and outdoor areas before your roofing contractor starts working on your installing your roof.
Yard and Other Outdoor Areas
Clear your driveway, garden and other outdoor spaces to ensure easy access for the roofers. This is also a way to protect your vehicles and other belongings that might get in the way or be damaged. The roofers will likely drop off shingles or other materials from the roof, so you should protect your outdoor furniture, plants and landscaping. You should ask your roofer if they will be tarping any of your shrubbery while they are roofing so you know to what extent you need to protect your own landscaping. Your patio furniture, for instance, can be brought in for the meantime, and flower beds and plants can be covered with netting or a tarp.
Don’t forget to check your attic, as well. If you have valuable items or heirlooms stored in there, you should consider moving them to a different room or a safe area until the job is finished. However, if the items are too bulky or heavy to move, you can simply cover them with drop cloths or plastic sheet. Roof replacement and roof repairs are typically a dusty job, so you might want to protect your belongings from dust and shingle debris.
Protect your windows and walls. Make sure the roofers place wooden boards over the windows to cover them as the old roof is being removed. For your walls, you might want to take down the decorations. Roof installations usually involve hammering, and the vibrations may knock the decor off your wall. If you have fragile items like china or art, make sure they are placed in cabinets that aren’t touching the wall.
Infinity Roofing Contractors is a GAF Master Elite Certified Roofing Contractor. Whether we are working on roofing jobs or gutter installation, you can rest assured that our team will deliver quality results. Call us at (678) 802-8200 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We offer our services to customers in Roswell, Kennesaw, Acworth, Powder Springs, Alpharetta, Woodstock, Canton, Marietta and Dallas, GA and other surrounding areas in the metro Atlanta, GA area.