Residential roof installation is not an easy task, on both the roofing contractor and the homeowner. After going through the process of diligently selecting a roofing contractor, buying the roofing materials and setting up the schedule, you need to start preparing your home for the installation.
The roofing materials will be prepared by the roofing contractor to your preference, but as for the home and its contents, you need to make adequate arrangements. The contractor will give your directives on how the roofing job will affect your home and the kind of adjustments you need to make. Here are a few simple tips to prepare you for the roof installation:
Family safety is the first and most important thing you need to consider when preparing for an installation job. During the roof installation, whether partial or complete can generate a lot of noise, cause dust and debris as well as falling objects. Your home will be transformed into an open construction zone and you need to keep your children and pets away from this environment; you can choose to stay with a friend or at a hotel until the construction is complete. If you decide not to leave your home, you should monitor your children and pets to ensure they are out of the danger areas.
Roofing construction involves a lot of drilling, banging, hammering and nail guns. This can cause a lot of noise that can literally drive you up the wall. Your roofing contractor will advise you to stay away from the construction zone whenever possible.
You can pack up and store aware valuable household items that can be damaged by the dirt or vibrations caused by construction. You need to get moving boxes and pack up these items, which you can choose to store in your garage or rent a temporary storage unit. You also need to get plastic covers for your furniture to protect them against the dust from the construction. When it comes to upholstered furniture, the dust could easily be trapped in the fibers. Remember to fold away bedding too, especially in upstairs rooms that are affected directly by the construction work.
Always have a plan B
The roofing contractor always comes up with a project plan for the roofing job. However, the project may be hit by unexpected challenges and you need to be prepared for these too. It is advisable to plan for the unexpected too. Bad weather for instance can stop the construction for several days, additional repairs may be necessary and construction materials may be delayed. You should always have a plan B should things not go as planned
Having a little extra cash in hand could help manage the unexpected expenses that come up. You should also arrange for extra accommodation should the need to leave your home arise during the construction work.
A good roofing contractor will guide you through the entire process. It is essential to choose a reputable and reliable roofing contractor who will work within the set deadlines so you can get back to normal life in the shortest possible time.