1. Consider the Vulnerable Groups
Roof work can affect everyone, but some groups are more vulnerable than others. Plan on how to care for the vulnerable groups on the roofing date, groups such as:
- Elderly residence members
These vulnerable groups can stay with others, such as friends or relatives, for the duration of the work. Another alternative is to have a caregiver take care of the vulnerable groups. Don’t forget that children and pets can also get in the way of the roofers and cause work delays or interruptions.
2. Inform Your Neighbors
Roofing work can disturb the peace in your neighborhood. The noise, commotion, and dust can unsettle some of your neighbors. Be courteous and inform your neighbors about the planned work. Close neighbors concerned about their landscaping can also take protective measures. For example, they can cover up the plants.
3. Clear Around the House
You also need to ensure the area around your house is clear. Here are some specific clearance measures to take:
- Relocate vehicles you may have parked around the house
- Relocate potted plants around the house
- Relocate patio furniture and outdoor grills
- Prune bushes and cut grass around the house
The space around your house should be clear for four main reasons. First, the clearance will facilitate roof access. Secondly, the clearance will prevent property damage. Third, the clearance will make it easy for you to spot small or dangerous tools or materials that might fall around the house. Fourth, the roofers also need space for their equipment and tools.
4. Remove Roof Installations
Unless your roofing contract specifies otherwise, the roofing contractor is not responsible for removing objects on the roof. You have a duty to remove roof installations or objects, such as solar panels and communication antennas.
This step is especially useful if you want to reuse the objects. Most roofers will only be willing to help you remove installations you don’t plan to reuse. Otherwise, the right person, such as your service provider, should tackle the removals.
5. Remove Wall Decorations
The roofers may have to drill or hammer some things on the roof. Such actions can send vibrations from the roof down through the walls. The vibrations can damage wall decorations, hangings, or fixtures. Remove things like picture frames, especially those that you haven’t secured with screws, to prevent damages.
6. Cover Attic Items
Roofing work inevitably kicks up debris, and debris from the underside of the roof will end up in the attic. You will have to do some light attic cleaning once the roofers are through. However, you can minimize the work if you cover up the items in the attic. If you have fragile, sentimental, or valuable items, you can remove and store those elsewhere.
7. Ensure Outlet Accessibility
Lastly, you also need to provide your roofers with power outlets. The requirement means you might have to unplug some of your electrical items or move them to other outlets. Outdoor outlets are the best since most of the work will be outside the house. A garage outlet or an interior outlet may also work if you don’t have exterior outlets.
In addition to the above tips, your roofing contractor may also have some specific requirements. A professional roofing company, such as Precise Roofing & Contracting, LLC, will work with you every step of the way to ensure quality work. Contact us today so that we can take care of your roof problem.