Have you finally decided to replace your old, worn out roof this spring? If so, now is the perfect time to start planning. Not only will it help you choose the right roofing materials and contractors, it will ensure that your remodel progresses right on schedule!
Additionally, there are some things you can do as a homeowner to make the roof replacement process easier and more convenient. Below you will find some helpful hints on how to prepare for your roof replacement remodel.
Homeowner Roof Replacement Preparation
As a homeowner facing an upcoming roof replacement, it is important to come to terms with the fact that your home and property will be a real life construction zone for an extended period of time. This can be a frustrating experience for everyone involved if certain precautions and preventative maintenance are not taken.
Here are some recommendations that have helped past homeowners during the process:
⚫ Understand that there will be noise. If you work from home, have ear plugs or other methods of noise reduction handy. You can also choose to work in the evening or use a public office area during the day. If you have children that nap during the day, it may help to consider other arrangements, temporarily.
⚫ Park all your vehicles inside the garage or away from the house. Leave the driveway open for work space.
⚫ Prepare to keep children and pets away from the construction areas both during and after work hours. Children and pets should be confined indoors during the day.
⚫ Move outdoor furniture, potted plants, and patio décor away from the house to prevent obstruction or damage. If you have a pool or hot tub, keep them covered at all times until construction is complete.
⚫ Turn off (or refrain from using) all outdoor sprinkler systems before and during construction. Do not run sprinklers the day before any roof work begins.
⚫ If your attic or garage lacks an interior ceiling, be sure to cover it before roof work begins. Falling debris is likely to occur during the demolition phase.
⚪ If you have home alarms, be sure to turn them off during construction. The noise and vibrations may set them off.
⚪ For ease of access, keep all gates unlocked during work hours.
⚪ If there are no exterior electrical outlets on your property, be sure to arrange a power cord through a window or door for the roofing contractors.
⚪ Be very careful walking around during the construction phase. There may be nails and other hazards in the yard and driveway.