Certain significant projects within your property may require some basic preparation ahead of time, and a roof replacement is a great example. Taking a few basic steps ahead of your roof replacement appointment will not only make the process easier on you and anyone else in your home, but will also make it simpler for your installers to give you a straightforward experience.
At Whitaker Roofing, we’re proud to assist clients around Salt Lake City with any roof replacement needs you may have, including full preparation tips before any such appointment. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over a number of areas to cover during preparation for a roof replacement.
Consider Children and Pets
Firstly, if you have any children or pets in your home, it’s important to plan ahead so they are out of the way during your roof replacement appointment. It can be noisy and disruptive during the installation process, so make sure their safety is a priority.
Additionally, if there’s debris that may fly off of the roof due to wind or other conditions, you may want to keep the children and pets indoors.
Clear a Pathway
Make sure there is a clear pathway for your roofing professionals to access your roof safely. This means removing any outdoor furniture or decorations that could be in the way or obstruct their work. If possible, also try to create some extra space on the driveway so they can park their trucks and materials close to the house.
By taking these simple steps, you’ll be making a roof replacement appointment much easier for the professionals who will be accessing your space.
Depending on the size of your property, you may need to consider where to place any vehicles that may be parked in the driveway. If there are too many cars blocking access, it could create an issue with roof installation.
In this case, try to move as many of them as possible so the installers have plenty of room around your home for their trucks and materials.
Get Wall Decorations Down
Because roof replacements involve significant vibrations from the machinery, it’s best to remove any wall decorations that may be hanging in your home. This can include paintings, photographs, clocks, or even mirrors that are located inside and outside of the house.
These vibrations could cause them to fall off the walls and potentially break. Therefore, taking a few minutes to take these items down is always a good idea before the installers arrive.
These tips will help make your roof replacement process an easier one for everyone involved, from you and your family to the professionals working on your property. At Whitaker Roofing, we’re proud to provide comprehensive services in Salt Lake City, including full preparation tips for any roof replacements or other projects you may need. Contact us today for more information!