How to Prepare for a Roof Replacement in Nashville TN
Roof replacements are a big deal. There can be a lot of uncertainty regarding this matter, especially if you’ve never had your roof replaced before. Perimeter Roofing Nashville works hard to make this experience as quick and easy as possible.
It is also an exciting experience to get a new roof. Your home will look so good with your new roof in place. Your home and yard will become a working area for the roofing contractors.
1. Move Your Vehicles
It’s very important that you keep your vehicles out of the way. Roofing contractors need room to park their trucks so they can access all of their materials. It helps us a lot when we have easy access to all the materials we need.
In addition, there could be materials and debris falling off the roof, and we don’t want anything to fall on your car or the surrounding areas. We make sure to place tarps on the ground, for spotless cleanup, but be sure to leave your vehicles in a safe position away from where our roofers are working.
2. Keep Your Children and Pets Clear
While it can be very exciting for children to watch the roofers work, it can also be dangerous for them to be close. Make sure that your children and pets are supervised at all times while the roofers are working, and let them watch from a safe distance.
Roof replacement requires a lot of dangerous tools and you want to make sure there aren’t any sharp nails or other roofing materials laying around when they’re walking outside. Be sure to inspect the grass around your roof before letting your children and pets walk there.
3. Move Any Patio Furniture, Grills, and Yard Decorations
Since the roofers will be working for a while, you’ll want to make sure that any grills, furniture, potted plants, toys, and decorations are out of the way. Materials could fall off the roof and damage these if they’re in the way.
Keep everything you don’t want to be broken in a safe spot. If you can’t store them all inside, then place them in a safe spot in the yard away from where the roofers are working. You’ll appreciate not having damaged things in your yard!
4. Manage the Trees and Cut the Grass
The plants in your yard can become a problem when the roofers are trying to work. Tree branches can get in the way and prove dangerous to the workers. By trimming back branches off of the roof, you can help the roofing contractors get the work done quickly.
Cutting the grass is also a big help. It’ll be easier to find anything that has fallen into the grass if it’s short enough to see.
5. Talk to Your Neighbors
It’s a common courtesy to let your neighbors know that roofing work will be happening at your home. There will likely be some loud noises, and your neighbors will appreciate the heads up.
6. Remove Antennas and Satellites
Any antennas or satellites on the roof will need to be removed. They’ll be in the way of the roofers and could suffer damage from being near the work.
We recommend asking your provider to remove your antennas and satellites. It could be dangerous for you to attempt this yourself, so let your provider take care of this for you.
7. Cover Belongings in the Attic
With the roofers walking across your roof, hammering things, a lot of dust will likely fall down into your attic space. By covering your possessions, you won’t get dust and debris all over them.
If you have any fragile or valuable items in your attic, it’s a good idea to remove them downstairs.
8. Take Wall Decorations Down
With all the work going on on the roof, your house may experience some shaking and vibrations. This is a normal part of roof replacement.
It’s a good idea to take down anything hanging on the wall so that nothing falls and breaks. Most of the vibrations will happen on the top floor, so that’s where you’ll want to take most of your decorations down.
9. Turn off Your Sprinkler System
Since your roofing contractors will be there for a while, turning off your sprinklers would help. Your roofers don’t want to be hit by your sprinkler system while they’re working.
The sprinkler system can also damage the tools that your roofers are using if they’re soaked with water. Wet grass could also make things slippery for your roofers. So just keep the sprinklers off.
10. Be Aware of Electrical Outlets
Your roofing contractors will need electrical outlets to work on your roof. It’s helpful to know where all of your outdoor outlets are located so you can let the roofers know.
Also, if your outlets are hard to reach, having an extension cord on hand can be very helpful.
There you have it, by following these helpful tips, you’ll be able to be prepared for your roof replacement! Perimeter Roofing is here if you have any questions regarding new roof replacement or the proper procedures. For more information on scheduling, call your local roofers in Nashville TN at (615) 274-9160.