If your roof is leaking and you have made arrangements for it to be replaced by a licensed roofing company, then you might be surprised to learn that you need to do a few things to prepare before the crew arrives and starts tearing off the old roof. To help you prepare for your upcoming roof replacement, follow each of these tips:
Tip: Secure Fragile Items and Artwork to Prevent Vibration Damage
If you have never been inside of a house when its roof was removed, then you would be shocked at the amount of vibration and movement that is felt inside the home. As the roofing nails are pulled from the roof's underlying plywood, the house will shake and stress will be put on the walls below.
While removing the roof will not damage your home's structure, all of the vibration can make paintings fall off of walls, loose ceiling lights to fall down, and fragile items on your shelves to fall over. To prevent damaging any of your valuable items, take down and store any fragile items or artwork.
Tip: Prepare a Spot for the Dumpster
Asphalt shingles are able to be recycled and are illegal to put in household trash dumpsters in many areas of the country. For this reason, you should expect that a roll-off dumpster will be delivered on the day before your roofing project is scheduled to begin.
Since your recycling dumpster's arrival time will depend entirely on the local trash disposal company's schedule, it could arrive anytime between early in the morning to early in the evening. For this reason, it is important you clear a space for the dumpster ahead of time. If it will be placed on your driveway, you'll want to park your cars on the street the night before. If the dumpster is going on the street in front of your home, then put out cones or reserved tape to prevent people from parking there and blocking the spot.
Tip: Communicate Your Roofing Plans with Your Neighbors
It is also important to note that when it's time to re-roof your home, you should let your neighbors know about your upcoming project as far ahead of time as possible. The last thing you want is for your dumpster to arrive on the same day as their daughter's engagement party or some other awkward situation that could easily have been rectified with a quick conversation and some rescheduling.
For more information, contact companies like Northland Fastening Systems.