You’re ready to get your new roofing project started—but are you? You’ve hired your contractor, settled on a budget, picked out your new shingles, and it’s finally time to get to work, but what do you need to do before the contracting trucks show up and settle in to complete your project?
Clear Some Space
Installing a roof is a big job. It involves carting away torn off portions of your old roof, lots of banging and sawing, and some mess. The first thing you should do before contractors arrive is to make ample space for them to set up.
Most contractors arrive in boom trucks, which make it easy to move materials from the ground up to your roof. Clear a space in your driveway for them for easier access. That way they’ll have no trouble getting your new shingles into place so they can put up your roof as efficiently, and cost-effectively, as possible.
If your roof has more than two layers of shingles on it already, we’ll need to take them off so that we don’t risk the integrity of your roofing joists and supports.
Wrap Up Other Projects
Make sure that you’ve done any lawn maintenance around the house and that there’s easy access to get old materials down safely without ruining your landscape. Don’t worry. Our contractors always clean up after every job, but getting the lawn care out of the way is an easy way to make sure they don’t leave anything behind in tall grass.
Take Care of Your Pets
We all love our dogs and pets, but they can get nervous and anxious with the banging and movement brought on by construction work. If you have pets, find them a safe, quiet place away from the construction zone to minimize the effect. If possible, send them someplace else to stay for the duration of the project.
Secure Wall Art
The banging and sawing that come with a roofing project also create a lot of vibrations that can upset wall hangings and artwork. Think about taking down any pictures or art on your walls for the duration of the project to keep them safe. We’re not responsible for breakage that occurs from regular vibrations brought on by a construction project and would prefer to help keep your items safe from harm.
Roofing requires a lot of power. Many of our tools need to be plugged into an electrical source, though some of them are battery powered. Ask your work crew when they set up which power outlets they’ll need and clear a space around them to give easy access.
With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to set things up for efficient success, which will save the workers time, and therefore save you money as the project progresses. Before our crew sets up, please ask the team leader if there is anything else they might need. They work for you and are committed to getting your project done as quickly and as efficiently as possible, with as little hassle as they can.