Choosing to put a new roof, whether it’s because of damage has happened or it’s simply time to upgrade, can be both exciting and overwhelming. If you have recently committed to getting a new roof on your house, you may be wondering what you need to do next. For starters, preparation isn’t nearly as difficult as you may anticipate, but knowing what to expect is always nice.
In today’s blog post we’re going to touch on what you can do to prepare your home for the new roof. Keep reading to see what you can anticipate and how you can start preparing.
Cleanup the Attic
Depending on how much work is going to be happening to your roof, one of the first things that you’re going to want to do is ensure that the attic is cleaned up and ready. While you very rarely have to worry about anything being damaged, there is a chance that the items in your attic will be damaged when the roofing contractors are working on your roof.
Moving items to the outside of the attic space is a good way to keep large debris from falling on top of them and damaging them. You should also check for any fragile items that could potentially be broken from debris as well. While it’s not necessarily something that is guaranteed to happen, there is always a chance and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Let Your Neighbors Know
Having your roof repaired is something that happens directly to your house, but it doesn’t only affect you. Roof repairs and replacement can be a little noisy, messy and they warrant unfamiliar individuals around your house. All of these points can be very unsettling for individuals that aren’t aware of what’s happening, so it’s always good to let your neighbors know in advance that you’ll be having work done.
Aside from the fact that your neighbors can anticipate roofers around your house, you’re also doing everything that you can to prepare them for the sound that is going to be happening throughout the roofing process. In the end, your neighbors are far more likely to be thankful for you letting them know than they wouldn’t be.
Inspect the Lawn
When your roof is being worked on, it’s inevitable that there will be debris that falls into your yard. Though it may not be ideal, there will be some clean up that has to happen long after the work has been completed. With how small nails and screws can be, you can anticipate finding things long after the work on your roof is done. One of the best ways to make cleanup easier is to clean up your yard in advance. This will make it much easier to find any debris later on.
Book Your Repairs
Are you ready to get your roof repaired? Contact the team at Brett Hayse Exterior Specialists. Our roofing company will assist you in scheduling your services and provide you with additional information on how you can best prepare for the work that’s going to be done. Don’t wait any longer, reach out to us today!