The average roof will last homeowners 15-20 years. When homeowners realize it is time to replace their roof, there is lots of excitement mixed with some dread too. There is a lot that goes into a roof replacement and you want to make sure you are ready when you roofing company arrives to get the job started. Big Ike’s Roofing Co is here to share some tips to help you feel prepared for your roof replacement.
Get Ready for the Arrival of Roofing Materials
The first thing that will happen in the roof replacement process is a delivery. You will have the shingles as well as a dumpster delivered before the job gets started. It is helpful if you are available to give the crew guidance as to where you would like these materials as well as the dumpster put. There may also be a port-a-pottie delivered so that the crew doesn’t have to use your bathroom while they are working. This will happen 1-2 days before your roof is completely replaced.
Preparing the Exterior of Your Home for Roof Replacement
You need to be prepared for the mess that comes with roof replacement. The existing roof will be ripped off and there will be a metric ton of debris that is involved. For this reason, you will need to move anything that could get damaged in the process. You will want to make sure the following things are moved away from your home during this process:
– Patio Furniture
– Potted Plants
– Lawn Ornaments
– & Anything Else that Could Be Damaged
As a rule of thumb, these items should be at least 20 feet away from your home while the roof is getting put on.
Clear the Driveway when Getting a New Roof
The roofing contractors are going to need the driveway throughout the replacement of your roof. We will likely put the dumpster here and will need all of your cars and other vehicles moved out of the driveway until the project is complete. You should also ensure that your pets and small children are kept away from the mess as well. A construction site is no place for pets or kids.
How to Prepare the Interior of Your Home for a Roof Replacement
The biggest thing that you need to remember when your roof replacement is underway; there will be a significant amount of dust involved. You will want to cover anything that you don’t want covered with a thin layer of dust. If there are any pieces of artwork or other items hanging on your walls that could fall, remove them before the crew gets there. You need to prepare yourself for the noise that will be present for the few days it takes to install your new roof. Remember it will all be worth it.