Of the many different kinds of home improvements you can do, hiring professional roofers to replace or upgrade your roofing system is perhaps the biggest. For one thing, roof replacements can often set you back thousands of dollars even on averagely sized roofs. For another, the project will also involve your entire home, which is why many homeowners choose to move away temporarily while the work is happening. Lastly, depending on the scale of the project, roof replacements can also take several days worth of work, during which time you can expect a lot of activity in and around your house.
So, roof replacements are “big” in more ways than one. Getting a good team of roofing contractors can help make the process a little less stressful. But you, as the homeowner, can also help make the project go smoothly. Here are ways you can prepare your home for the big-ticket project that is a roof replacement.
Ingress and Egress Points
For the days your new roof is getting installed, you can expect roofers to move about your property bringing materials and equipment in and out of the worksite. You can make their job a little easier by establishing proper ingress and egress points in your yard. Make sure you remove any cars, patio furniture, toys or any large objects out of this designated path. This also protects your items from any potential damage.
Your attic will likely get a lot of dust from the construction work. If you have valuables stored in your attic, it may be best to cover them up with a protective tarp to avoid problems. If possible, you could clear away your attic completely so your workers have more elbow room to finish the installation.
Give your neighbors a heads-up that roofers will be coming in and out of your home. Tell them that there might be high amounts of daytime noise as your new roof is getting installed. Consider giving them some home-baked gifts after the project is done.
At Roofing by Curry, you can count on our professionals to give you excellent service from the start of your roof replacement right down to finish. Give us a call at (941) 921-9111, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Sarasota and other neighboring communities.