The first thing to understand when getting a new roofing system for your home is that it’s one of the most extensive home improvement projects you’ll undertake. You need to do everything you can to facilitate the project, which means preparing your home to minimize installation-related inconveniences later on.
Here are a few tips to help you get ready before the roofers arrive and start working.
Notify Your Neighbors
The last thing you want is to have your neighbors startled by all the noise coming from a busy worksite. Notify your neighbors ahead of time so they can prepare for the noise and dust. This will also give them the chance to cover up parts of their property that might be affected by the project or even sort out their schedule if they would like to be elsewhere while work is ongoing.
Clean Your Home
Securing important items will protect them from damage caused by falling debris. Move your belongings out of the way by relocating them to different areas in your home or putting them in cabinets for the time being. You’d also want to tidy up your driveway so cleanup will be easier after the roofers have finished their work. Cover pools or birdbaths the day before the project to prevent debris from falling into them.
Mind Your Greens
There’s a good chance that debris will also end up falling into your lawn. Unfortunately, picking out random pieces of screws and other debris in thick grass can be difficult. Trim your lawn to make cleanup easier once the roofers are done with the installation. You should also have overhanging tree branches cut off to prevent those from interfering with roof work.
Prepare Your Loved Ones
In some cases, overly curious children or agitated pets can cause inconveniences, not to mention that being too close to the work site can be dangerous for them. Inform the entire household about the roofing project and set a few specific house rules. Secure pets in cages or enclosures to prevent them from disrupting work. If you can, you can always book your loved ones and pets temporary accommodations until the roofers finish their job.
A well-prepared home is key to a problem-free roof installation. Georgia Roof Advisors is the most trusted roofing company in Marietta, GA. Call us at (678) 757-3477 or fill out this contact form to request a free estimate.