As the homeowner, there are some simple steps that will help to make the process go smoothly:
- - all items from around the home where roofing debris or bundles of shingles might fall. This includes autos, patio furniture, potted plants, etc.
- - all loose/breakable items from walls and shelves: pictures, plates, figurines, keepsakes, etc. Constant hammering, walking, moving, and stacking of material may create vibration, dislodging such from walls and shelves.
- - cars, trucks, boats, etc., out of the driveway/garage. We will need access to your driveway when the materials are delivered and work is in progress.
Please keep in mind, if your home is being re-decked, the attic will be exposed while the deck is being replaced, therefore debris will accumulate in this area. Please remove or cover with plastic any valuables which you are concerned about. This will help minimize your clean up of the dust and debris. We are not responsible for the clean up of the attic, so please take these precautions.
- - your mortgage and/or insurance company the day the work begins on your home
- - children and pets should be kept away from the work area
- - circuit breakers to determine that none are tripped (occasionally, we must use power tools to cut decking or shingles)
- - heating unit, hot water heater, and stove vents in the attic to make sure none have dislodged
- - for nails in the driveway. A magnetic nail roller will be used to pick up nails that have fallen from the roof. We will make an honest effort to pick up all nails: however, a few nails may remain hidden in the grass or shrubbery.
Want to take these notes with you? Download the PDF, here. Once your new roof is completed, it will be one of the most appealing aspects of your home. For months it will be the first and best thing you notice when you pull into your driveway!