As a homeowner, you play an important role in the efficient success of your upcoming roof replacement. By doing your part, you can help your contractor help you. Here are some things you should do ahead of your roofing contractor's arrival, as well as some things you shouldn't.
Do Prepare Your Yard and Home for the Roofer's Arrival
Your roofers will need a lot of unobstructed space to work, and that work will create a lot of debris. You can help them more easily maneuver while also helping to keep your property and home free of errant roof materials by preparing your yard and home ahead of your contractor's arrival.
Create a Clearance Around Your House
Remove any obstructions or debris from around the perimeter of your home. Your roofers will also need space for a dumpster as well as the space to lay down tarps to catch debris.
If it's movable, you should move it. That includes things like vehicles, outdoor furniture, potted plants, children's toys, and decorative features. The larger the clearance you can create, the better.
Clear Your Attic and Secure Your Most Fragile Items
Roofing work will shake your entire house. If you have anything valuable or fragile that might fall or take damage from the vibrations, you should secure those items before the contractor arrives.
For example, consider securing things made of glass or items on suspended shelves. Pay close attention to items you might have in your home's attic or upper floor, as those spaces will see the worst of vibrations.
Do Not Attempt Any DIY Roofing Work While You Wait
You don't need to clean your roof, remove a satellite dish, or do anything requiring you to climb onto your roof before your contractor arrives. Besides, it's never a good idea to climb onto your roof if you're not a professional.
In the roofing trade, fall accidents occur frequently and can often lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. However, roofers also have experience, proper safety equipment, and stringent industry guidelines for performing their jobs as safely as possible.
In addition, professional roofing contractors have the proper insurance to cover eventualities, including coverage for any damage to your home they accidentally cause in the process. If you fall or injure yourself in some other way, you will have to deal with the outcomes on your own.
Communicate with Your Roofing Contractor
Don't hesitate to ask your contractor what you should and shouldn't do before their scheduled arrival. Also, for any other questions, it's best to ask sooner than later. A professional residential roof replacement service will give you all the information and instruction you need.
For more information, contact a company like Precise Roofing and Contracting, LLC.